1. Course Details

  • Level: Seniors
  • Course Reference: EECE 490
  • Lecture Times:  SMW 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
  • Room:  Q 211
  • Office Hours: TBA
  • Student Study Hours Per Week: 9
  • Contact Hours Per Week: 3
  • Private Study Hours Per Week: 6
  • AY / Semester:  2008– 2009 / Spring
  • Professor:  Dr. I. Damaj
  • Contact Details: i_damaj@du.edu.om
  • Professor's Website: http://www.idamaj.net
  • Summary of Assessment Method:  Quizzes, pop quizzes, assignments, project and presentation, and a final exam
  • Software Packages: VHDL under Altera Quartus, MATLAB
  • Hardware Devices: RC-10 and RC-2000 Reconfigurable Systems
  • Textbook: Digital Signal Processing: Principles, Algorithms and Applications, 3/E John G. Proakis, and Dimitris Manolakis, 013373762-4, Prentice Hall (1996) Embedded System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction, Frank Vahid and Tony Givargis John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471386782. Copyright (c) 2002.
  • Links: http://academics.idamaj.net

2. Aims of the Course:

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) continues to play a major role in diverse areas of science and engineering including telecommunication, digital media, biomedicine and digital instrumentation. Digital Signal Processors have grown tremendously in recent years, not only in their popularity, but also in their complexity. This complexity demands a new type of signal processor designer that can easily cross the border between hardware design and software design. The purpose of this course is to introduce senior students to the principles and applications of DSP and the design of DSP processors. This course covers discrete-time signals and systems, transforms, digital signal processors design, DFT and FFT processors, hardware implementation of discrete systems, digital filters design.

3. Short Description:

This course is of 7 chapters divided into 15 weeks. The student should be aware of the importance of revising the material synchronously with the lectures.

Details Topic Chapter No. Assessment
Week 1 - 2 Introduction to DSP 1
Weeks 3- 5 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 2
Weeks 6 - 7 Transforms 3
Weeks 8 - 10 Digital Signal Processor Design 4
Weeks 11 - 12 DFT and FFT Cores 5
Weeks 12 - 15 Hardware Implementation of Discrete-Time Systems and Digital Filters 6

5. Assessment of the Course

Attendance 5%
Pop quiz , and Assignment 10%
Project 15%
Quiz I 20%
Quiz II 20%
Final 30%
  • Homework and assignments should be submitted on time; no late submissions will be accepted.
  • No make up exams will be given, make sure not to miss any exam.

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[May 21, 2009] Chapters 4, 5 and 6 are posted.

[May 11, 2009] Chapters 3 is posted.

[March 30, 2009] Chapters 2 is posted.

[March 3, 2009] Chapters 1 is posted.

[Feb 28, 2009] Welcome to course website.


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