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Commdsk: A Tool For Teaching Modem Design And Analysis

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2003 Annual Conference

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

Start Date

June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Programming and DSP Issues in Education

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

8.305.1 - 8.305.11

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https://peer.asee.org/11485

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Robert Ives

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Michael Morrow

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Thad Welch

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Session 2420

commDSK: A Tool for Teaching Modem Design and Analysis

Thad B. Welch Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering U.S. Naval Academy, MD

Michael G. Morrow Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Cameron H. G. Wright Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Wyoming, WY

Robert W. Ives Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering U.S. Naval Academy, MD

Abstract

While many communication topics are difficult for undergraduate students to in- ternalize, demonstrations and laboratory experiences have been shown to greatly stim- ulate the learning process. This paper describes a highly successful combination of theory, demonstrations, lab exercises, and real-time DSP experiences using Matlab and the Texas Instruments C6711 digital signal processing starter kit. This approach, when also combined with state-of-the-art measurement equipment, has proven highly successful in reinforcing modem design and analysis techniques.

1 INTRODUCTION

This paper describes the addition of digital communication transmitter capability to the winDSK6 program.1, 2 This Microsoft WindowsÖ application controls a Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6711 or TMS320C6211 digital signal processing starter kit (DSK). The C6x DSKs incorporate a much more potent processor and greater memory compared to earlier DSKs. This DSK also ships with TI’s Code Composer Studio (CCS), a complete, integrated production-grade code generation, debugging, and analysis environment. While this greatly enhances the ability of skilled programmers to implement significant DSP algorithms in

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright c 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Ives, R., & Wright, C., & Morrow, M., & Welch, T. (2003, June), Commdsk: A Tool For Teaching Modem Design And Analysis Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/11485

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