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Teaching Real Time Digital Signal Processing: Challenges And Opportunities

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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New Trends in ECE Education

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7.1091.1 - 7.1091.8



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Bradley Bazuin

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S. Hossein Mousavinezhad

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Ikhlas Abdel-Qader

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Teaching Real -Time Digital Signal Processing: Challenges and Opportunities

Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, Ph.D., P.E., Bradley Bazuin, Ph.D., and Hussein Mousavinezhad, Ph.D.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Western Michigan University (WMU) has added real-time signal processing laboratory

experiments into the existing undergraduate digital signal processing (DSP) course, ECE 455.

This has come about in response to industrial demands for students with more real-time, real-

world experience, not just theory and computer simulations. In the laboratory, students work

directly with audio signal sources, TI DSP based evaluation modules and development tools, and

write software for real-time operations. This approach helps the students to better understand the

application of the DSP concepts learned. Working with real-time signal processing at the

undergraduate level has proven to be a challenge for both students and instructors. This paper

discusses the real-time DSP laboratory and enumerates the opportunities and challenges

associated with teaching real-time, hands-on signal processing to undergraduate students.


The digital signal processing curriculum at WMU has been developed with a strong emphasis on

the theoretical and simulation aspects of signal processing. At the undergraduate level, it

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Bazuin, B., & Mousavinezhad, S. H., & Abdel-Qader, I. (2002, June), Teaching Real Time Digital Signal Processing: Challenges And Opportunities Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11034

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