EE477: Digital Signal Processing
Topics and Notes Summary (4/28/2006; updated frequently):
Apr. 28 F (Arbor Day) 
Last day of class!
Discuss final exam topics, work on quick self test for latter portion of course. NOTE: The FINAL EXAM will be held in the regular classroom 67:50PM on Thursday, May 4, 2006. The exam will be comprehensive. Closed book: you may bring a single sheet of notes, a calculator, and a pencil. I will have pizza on hand at about 5:45PM: come and have a bite to eat before the exam starts! Bring your own beverage. 
Apr. 27 Th  (No lab this day)

Apr. 26 W  Window functions and spectral analysis (cont.)

Apr. 24 M  Window functions and the time resolution vs. frequency resolution tradeoff

Apr. 21 F  FFT decimation in time (cont.)

Apr. 20 Th 
Lab: The memo report for Lab #10 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #11 (FFT processing). Here are the files: block_fft.m noisy_speech.wav Please turn in the check off sheet at the end of the lab period: no memo report for this lab. 
Apr. 19 W

DFT properties, time windows, cont. FFT algorithms.

Apr. 17 M 
Chapter 9: Spectral Analysis, DFT, and spectral sampling

Apr. 14 F 
No class this day (University Day holiday).

Apr. 13 Th 
Lab: The memo report for Lab #9 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #10 (The z, n, and w Domains). NOTE that we needed to modify the file PEZ_HIT.M from the DSPFIRST\PEZ_31 directory.
Here is the modified PEZ_HIT.M . This change has been made on the PCs in the lab, but if you are using your own
computer be sure to get the updated file. 
Apr. 12 W

Exam #2 in class. Results: hi=99/100, lo=68/100, avg=84/100

Apr. 10 M

Review for exam; also start Chapter 9 Spectral Analysis material.
Note: Exam #2 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2006. The exam will be closed book, but you may bring a single sheet of notes, a pencil, and a calculator. Exam coverage is primarily from Exam #1 up through Wednesday, April 5.

Apr. 7 F 
Secondorder IIR function characteristics.

Apr. 6 Th 
Lab: The memo report for the second part of Lab #8 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #9 (Sampling and Zooming of Images).

Apr. 5 W

Inverse ztransforms via partial fraction expansions.
Here are the solution manual results for 7.12, 8.3, 8.14, 8.18.

Apr. 3 M

ztransform tables: forward and inverse transforms Note: Exam #2 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12, 2006. More details to follow.

Mar. 31 F

Region of convergence properties.

Mar. 30 Th 
Lab: The memo report for the first part of Lab #8 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on the second half of Lab #8, parts 3.43.9, this week (Filtering and Edge Detection of Images).
The Lab #8 3.43.9 reports will be do at lab time on Thursday, April 6.

Mar. 29 W

IIR poles and zeros; inverse ztransforms; partial fractions.

Mar. 27 M

Directform I and Directform II filter structures and considerations. 
Mar. 24 F

IIR difference equations (cont.)

Mar. 23 Th 
Lab: The memo report for Lab #7 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #8 (Filtering and Edge Detection of Images). We will be doing parts 1 through 3.3 this week. We will do the remaining parts (3.43.9) of Lab #8 next week.
The Lab #8 13.3 reports will be do at lab time on Thursday, March 30.

Mar. 22 W

IIR difference equations, directform filter structure, and computation examples.
Assigned: Homework problems from the text: 7.12, 8.3, 8.14, 8.18.

Mar. 20 M

Chapter 8 (IIR) 
Mar. 1317

Spring Break Week (no class or lab)

Mar. 10 F

Finish Chapter 7 material, start Chapter 8 (IIR). Have a good spring break! (no class March 1317).
Here are the solution manual results for 6.17, 6.18, 7.4, and 7.9.

Mar. 9 Th 
Lab: The memo report for Lab #6 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #7 (Everyday Sinusoidal Signals). We will be doing parts 7.17.4 only (Laboratory A).
You may do Laboratory B (parts 7.5 and 7.6) for extra credit if you wish. The Lab #7 reports will be do at lab time on Thursday, March 23 (after spring break).

Mar. 8 W

Visualizing system characteristics from the pole and zero positions. 
Mar. 6 M

ztransforms (cont.): relationship between ztransform and the frequency response. Assigned: suggested supplementary problems from the text: 6.17, 6.18, 7.4, 7.9
Here is the Matlab function I used during the lecture to help visualize the zplane: zview.m .

Mar. 3 F

ztransforms (cont.): definition and interpretation. 
Mar. 2 Th

Lab: Work on Lab #6 (Filtering Sampled Waveforms). This lab involves more FIR filtering, but now using some real data. Lab reports are due at the start of lab next week.

Mar. 1 W

Return and discuss exam #1 results. Finish frequency response material, start ztransforms. Assigned: Read and understand Chapter 7.

Feb. 27 M

Exam #1 in class. Coverage up through Chapter 6. The exam is open book and open notes: please bring a pencil and calculator. 
Feb. 24 F

Review for exam #1. Selftest administered and discussed in class (not collected). Solutions for HW#2 posted on the bulletin board outside my office. 
Feb. 23 Th

Lab: No lab this week. Enjoy the time off, but be sure to study for the midterm exam! Lab #5 is due at my office (or in my mailbox in the ECE office) by 5PM.

Feb. 22 W

Frequency response characteristics and properties (cont.) 
Feb. 20 M

No class meeting this day (Presidents' Day Holiday). 
Feb. 17 F

Frequency response characteristics and properties. Suggested supplementary problems from the text: 5.5, 5.11, 6.4 
Feb. 16 Th

Lab: The memo report for Lab #4 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #5 (FIR Filtering of Sinusoidal Waveforms). This lab involves concepts of FIR filter implementations and frequency response. Reminder: we will NOT have a lab session next week (Feb. 23), so your reports on Lab #5 will be due at my office (or in my mailbox in the ECE office) by 5PM that day.

Feb. 15 W

Complete discussion of convolution; begin frequency response of FIR systems. Homework #2 is due at the start of class. Assigned: Read and understand Chapter 6.

Feb. 13 M

LTI systems and convolution. 
Feb. 10 F

Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems and principles.
Note: Exam #1 is tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2006. More details to follow.

Feb. 9 Th

Lab: The memo report for Lab #3 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #4 (AM and FM Sinusoidal Signals). NOTE that we will be doing only sections 13 (Lab A) of this lab. Please do section 3.3 (even though it is labeled "optional"). You may work on Lab B (sections 4 and 5) for extra credit if you wish.

Feb. 8 W

FIR filter structures and examples.

Feb. 6 M

Complete Chapter 4 (reconstruction) and start Chapter 5 (FIR filters) Assigned: Read and understand Chapter 5. Assigned: Homework #2 (due on Wednesday 15 February 2006 at the start of class): 
Feb. 3 F

Sampling: continuous to discretetime (cont.)

Feb. 2 Th

Lab: The memo report for Lab #2 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #3 (Synthesis of Sinusoidal Signals). NOTE that the musicgui application does not work with the updated version of Matlab: just leave out the musicgui section.

Feb. 1 W

Sampling: continuous to discretetime (cont.) Assigned: Read and understand the Chapter 4 material. 
Jan. 30 M

Music signals and conventions Homework #1 is due at the start of class. 
Jan. 27 F

Sampling: continuous to discretetime 
Jan. 26 Th

Lab: The memo report for Lab #1 is due at the start of the lab session.
Work on Lab #2 (Introduction to Complex Exponentials). Please print out a copy of the lab experiment (.pdf file on the CD) prior to the lab session and bring it with you. The lab memo report is due at the start of the lab period next week (2/2/2006).

Jan. 25 W

Frequency spectrum, instantaneous frequency (cont.) 
Jan. 23 M

Frequency spectrum
Assigned: Homework #1 (due on Monday 30 January 2006 at the start of class): From the text: 2.4, 2.15; 3.4, 3.6

Jan. 20 F

Complex exponentials (cont.); begin frequency spectrum
Assigned: Read and understand the Chapter 3 material. 
Jan. 19 Th

Lab: Work on Lab #1 from the textbook. Please print out a copy of the lab experiment (.pdf file on the CD or hyperlink above) prior to the lab session and bring it with you. The lab memo report is due at the start of the lab period next week (1/26/2006).

Jan. 18 W

Complex exponentials, phasors, and periodic signals (cont.) Pretests are due at the start of class. 
Jan. 16 M

No class: Martin Luther King Day 
Jan. 13 F

Complex exponentials, phasors, and periodic signals Assigned: Takehome Prerequisite Test (due Wednesday 1/18/2005 at the start of class). NOTE: problem #1 on the pretest has an error. The differential equation should be:
( the y(t) before the = sign was incorrectly a 1 ) 
Jan. 12 Th

(no lab this week)

Jan. 11 W 
First class meeting at 10:00AM in Cobleigh Hall 632. NOTE: there will not be a lab on January 12!
