Fall 2016 textbook list
The Fall 2016 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 5674 Software Radios: Modern Radio Engineering (3C)
An introduction to software radios, devices that can be programmed to work with a variety of different radios. The course will cover the following topics: software radio architectures, existing software radio efforts, a review of basic principles, an analysis of receiver operation.
This course provides students with an understanding of a technological advance that is brand-new and will still be fairly new when they graduate.
Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Communications.
Prerequisites: 4624, 4634.
The following material covered in 4624, or its equivalent, is of significance to Sofrware Radios: Digital Filter Design, Sampling Theorem and Discrete Fourier Transform Theory and Implementation. The following material covered in 4634, or its equivalent, is of significance to Software Radios: Properties of Modulation Formats, Demodulation Techniques and Spread Spectrum Systems.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- choose or create an overall architecture for a software radio
- determine the impact of various stages such as the RF link on the software design
- perform a trade-off analysis of fixed vs programmable resources
|1. Introduction & Foundational Principles||13%|
|2. RF Design for DSP Engineers||7%|
|3. Digital Generation of Signals||13%|
|4. Analog to Digital Conversion||13%|
|5. Equalization and Interference Rejection||13%|
|7. Demodulation and Decoding||7%|
|8. Real-Time Prgramming Issues||7%|
|9. Case Studies in Software Radio Design||14%|