EECE 301 Signals & Systems                                              

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Instructor Information

Prof. Fowler's Office Hours for Fall 2011: 

TA Information for Fall 2011:

Administrative Handouts (pdf files)


HW Assignments & Solutions


Lecture Notes (pdf files)


There is not a 1-to-1 correspondence between "Notes #" and "Lecture #", so...

Suggestion: Print out all notes for a chapter **before** we begin that chapter and bring them to each class.



We will be using MATLAB during EECE 301 for demos and assignments. 

There will be a Tutorial during an early Discussion section to get you started with MATLAB

(See the link to my MATLAB Tutorial above in the section "Discussion Notes" ).


Here are some other tutorial links you might find useful:

Links of Interest

A. Learning Links

Textbook's Web Page 

    Has the following things:

Graphical Demo of Complex Sinusoid (Rotating Phasor)


Signals & Systems Demos (Johns Hopkins University)

    A site of java applets to demonstrate signals & systems ideas. 


Great Web Site for Bode Plots


The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing

    A book mostly about digital signal processing (as in EECE 402) but could be helpful for EECE 301

    And... it is completely free to download!!!


B. Connections to the Real World


Info on DSP Processors


Dedicated H/W D-T System


Analog Devices DSP Site

Analog Devices manufactures DSP chips, ADC, digital receiver chips, etc.  This is a good place to see how the theory we cover gets put to use.


Graychip's DSP Chip Site

Graychip manufactures DSP hardware like digital filter chips and digital receiver chips.


Design of a Convolution Engine optimised for Reverb

A paper that covers issues surrounding implementation of convolution-based reverb processing for audio


DAFX - Digital Audio Effects

Clicking on the picture of the book gets you to...

A web site for a book on how to use DSP to create audio effects... has matlab m-files on the site


Spectrum Allocation Chart

This chart shows the allocation of the radio spectrum for its various uses. 


DSP and A Hard Day's Night

A mathematician tries to use the DFT to unravel the chord that begins A Hard Day's Night.

Interesting, but his methods are flawed!


Tutorials on Using DSP for Audio Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting

Explains how to use DSP to make audio "run slower" without changing the pitch

or to change the pitch without changing the speed.


Links to Circuits for Guitar Effects

Web Site with LOTS of Links!!

There are lots of links here that you can explore!!!


How the mp3 algorithm works

A very rudimentary overview


Review of Speakers that Adapt to a Room's Frequency Response

Spec Sheet for the Speakers  

Note the Frequency Response & Impulse Response plots!!!


Speaker Impedance


Link to Fishman "Acoustic Imaging" Site  (The video will start by itself after just a bit)

An interesting web site that talks about many of the frequency response ideas we

talk about ("time delay = phase shift", "time-domain view", "frequency domain",

"adjustment in frequency response... magnitude & phase") and it is all implemented

using DT methods in the frequency domain!!

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