Course at a Glance

Schedule

Code: CDS
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn:

  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • The benefits and application of DSP technology to improve efficiency
  • Frequency analysis of signals and the application of this knowledge
  • Information about and actual design of digital filters
  • Analysis of the performance of DSP systems
  • Identification of the key issues in designing a DSP system
  • An understanding of the features and capabilities of commercial DSP applications
  • Current DSP technology

 

Course Details

Overview

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is the capture, analysis and manipulation of an analogue signal by a digital computer. The integration of DSP software and hardware into products across a wide range of industries has necessitated the understanding and application of DSP by engineers and technicians.

This Professional Certificate of Competency begins with the introduction of DSP from a practical point of view using a minimum of mathematics. The emphasis is on the practical aspects of DSP, implementation issues, tips, tricks, and pitfalls, and practical applications. Intuitive explanations and appropriate examples are used to develop a fundamental understanding of DSP theory. The program participants will gain a clear understanding of DSP technology in a variety of fields from process control to communications.

Some of the DSP techniques covered in the program include:

  • Digital filtering for cleaning a signal from noise
  • Discrete Fourier Transforms for finding a particular frequency component
  • Correlation techniques to find a signal buried in noise
  • Industrial control with digital controllers
  • Instrumentation and test for better accuracy
  • Vibration analysis for identifying frequency signatures
  • Image and video processing for enhancing images
  • Communications especially for filtering out noise


Course Outline

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION

Terminology and motivation
Why process digitally
A typical DSP system
Some current application areas


MODULE 2: DIGITAL-TO-ANALOGUE (D/A) AND ANALOGUE-TO-DIGITAL (A/D) CONVERSION

Periodic sampling and aliasing
Digital to analogue converters
Analogue reconstruction
Analogue to digital converters


MODULE 3: DISCRETE SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

Notation and representation of discrete-time systems
Classification of discrete systems
The concept of impulse response
The concept of convolution
Autocorrelation and cross-correlation of signals


MODULE 4: THE DISCRETE-TIME FOURIER ANALYSIS

The Discrete-Time Fourier Transform (DTFT)
Properties of the DTFT
Frequency domain representation of linear, time-invariant (LTI) systems
Sampling and reconstruction of analogue signals


MODULE 5: THE Z-TRANSFORM

The bilateral z-Transform
Important properties of the z-Transform
Inversion of the z-Transform
System representation in the z-Domain


MODULE 6: THE DISCRETE FOURIER TRANSFORM

The discrete Fourier series
Sampling and reconstruction in the z-domain
The Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)
Properties of the DFT
The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)


MODULE 7: DSP APPLICATION EXAMPLES

Digital waveform generators
Speech modelling and synthesis
Noise reduction and signal enhancement
Image restoration
Communications system


MODULE 8: IIR DIGITAL FILTER DESIGN

Review of classical filter approximation techniques
Characteristics of IIR filters
Design methods
Design examples


MODULE 9: FIR DIGITAL FILTER DESIGN

Characteristics of FIR filters
Design methods
Design examples


MODULE 10: DIGITAL FILTER REALISATION

Direct form
Hardware realisations
Quantisation effects


MODULE 11: COMMERCIAL DSP HARDWARE

DSP chips vs. general purpose microprocessors
Texas Instrument TMS320 family
Motorola DSP56000 family
Analog Devices ADSP-2100 family
Choosing a DSP architecture
DSP trends


MODULE 12: PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR DSP

System Development
Simulation tools for algorithm development
Software development tools
Hardware development tools

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of eLearning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of eLearning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT eLearning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

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Endorsed by ISA

School of Electrical Engineering