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This module provides an overview of ECE 320, including instructor contact information, required materials, calendar of assignments, grading policies, and lab access.


The intent of this course is to familiarize students with the fundamentals of operating and analyzing real-time digitalsignal processing (DSP) systems including the theory required, the hardware used to sample and process the signals, and thesoftware environment used to control the system. The theory is primarily those DSP concepts covered in ECE 310 includingsampling, convolution, filtering, filter-design, modulation, and multirate processing (interpolation and decimation). TheDSP hardware consists of an analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters and a TI TMS320C549 DSP toperform the processing.




  • Lecture: 165 Everitt Lab; Mon 2:00-3:00
  • Lab: 251 Everitt Lab; Mon, Fri 3:00-5:00 and Tue, Wed, Thurs 2:00-4:00; phone 244-1360

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Texas Instruments TMS320C54x DSP Reference Set, Volume 1: CPU and Peripherals , Volume 2: Mnemonic Instruction Set , and Volume 4: Applications Guide are essential references. These documents are available in PDF format on the course web page in the "handouts" section and are alsoavailable in hardcopy in the lab. It is not necessary to purchase any texts for this course, and we ask that you do not print the manuals on the lab printer.

Office hours

Office hours will begin on Thursday, September 4. The TA's office hours schedule is as follows:

Day of the Week TA Time
Monday Frutiger 6-7 PM
Tuesday Morrison 8-9 PM
Wednesday Butala 4-5 PM
Thursday Frutiger 6-7 PM
Friday Zhang 2-3 PM

All office hours, with the exception of Frutiger's Thursday office hour, will be held in the ECE 320 lab (251 EL).

Frutiger's Thursday office hour will address questions of a theoretical nature only and will be held at the Green Street Coffee House.


The first half of the course consists of semi-self-paced labs in which you will learn the TI TMS320C549 DSP's architecture,assembly language, and compilers. For the second half of the semester, you will conceive and complete a real-timeDSP-related project. Note in the schedule below that a "lab week" starts on a Tuesday and ends on the following Monday.

Dates Lecture Lab Requirements
Aug. 27 - Sep. 3 Introduction Lab 0: Lab Orientation
Sep. 4 - 10 TI Assembly Language Lab 1: FIR Filtering Prelab 1
Sep. 11 - 17 FIR / IIR Filters Lab 2: IIR Filtering Lab 1 quiz, Prelab 2
Sep. 18 - 24 Compilers Lab 3: Multirate Filtering Lab 2 quiz, Prelab 3
Sep. 25 - Oct. 1 FFTs Lab 4: Spectrum Analyzer Lab 3 quiz, Prelab 4
Oct. 2 - 8 Digital Communications Lab 5: Digital Communications Lab 4 quiz
Oct. 9 - 15 Special Topics continue Lab 5 Prelab 5, Project abstract
Oct. 16 - 22 Special Topics Project Lab 1 Lab 5 quiz, Project proposal
Oct. 23 - 29 Special Topics Project Lab 2 Project quiz 1
Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Special Topics Project Topic Feedback Project quiz 2
Nov. 6 - 12 Special Topics Design Review Presentations Design review slides
Nov. 13 - 19 Special Topics Project Pass design review
Nov. 20 - Dec. 3 Special Topics Project
Dec. 4 - 10 Special Topics Project
Dec. 11-12 Project demonstrations
Dec. 14 Project reports

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