An Invited Paper for the 2000 IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop

A Signal Processing System-Level Design Course

Brian L. Evans and Guner Arslan

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science Building, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1084 -

Paper - Poster

We describe a first-year graduate course in embedded system design. Embedded systems may contain a mixture of signal processing, communication, and control algorithms implemented by a variety of technologies such as digital hardware, software, and analog circuits. The course focus on how modern design methods and tools handle the heterogeneity and complexity in embedded systems design. The course covers block diagram modeling, algorithm specification, system simulation, and system synthesis. Students gain hands-on experience by modifying university and commercial system-level CAD tools. This paper proposes steps to transition this course into the undergraduate curriculum.

EE382C-9 Embedded Software Systems course.

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