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Laboratory Experiments Unifying Concepts In The Communications, Digital Signal Processing (Dsp), And Very Large Scale Integration (Vlsi) Courses

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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

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

27

Page Numbers

8.801.1 - 8.801.27

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https://peer.asee.org/12577

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118

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Steven Chin

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John Schmalzel

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Shreekanth Mandayam

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Ravi Ramachandran

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Linda Head

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Session 1526

LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS UNIFYING CONCEPTS IN THE COMMUNICATIONS, DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (DSP) AND VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) COURSES

Ravi P. Ramachandran, Linda M. Head, Shreekanth A. Mandayam, John L. Schmalzel and Steven H. Chin Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028

Abstract - The hallmark of the Rowan College of Engineering undergraduate program is to provide effective laboratory based instruction that illustrates important scientific concepts. This paper presents the results of an effort by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rowan University to configure a novel method of teaching the junior level Communications (COMM), Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) courses under a common laboratory framework. These three courses are taken concurrently during the spring semester of the junior year. The described interdisciplinary experiments cut across individual course boundaries and integrate hands-on experience and software simulation. Software is integrated with the experiments through MATLAB and SIMULINK, C/C++ and Mentor Graphics. Introduction This project is an effort by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rowan University to configure a novel method of teaching the junior level Communications (COMM), Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) courses under a common framework. These three courses are taken concurrently during the spring semester of the junior year. The effort is aimed at establishing a “proof of concept”. There has been a historical division and separation of the fields of Communications, DSP and VLSI in electrical engineering education. This separation has crept up to the very high professional circles in both industry and university. Engineers specialized in one area find it hard to collaborate with their colleagues and separate cliques within the department start to form. This

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Chin, S., & Schmalzel, J., & Mandayam, S., & Ramachandran, R., & Head, L. (2003, June), Laboratory Experiments Unifying Concepts In The Communications, Digital Signal Processing (Dsp), And Very Large Scale Integration (Vlsi) Courses Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/12577

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