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EECS 398: Electrical Engineering Design

Quarter Offered

Spring : TuTh 1-2:15 ; Butz

Prerequisites

Senior/graduate standing or with permission of the instructor.

Description

Design of electrical and electronic devices, circuits, and systems by the application of the engineering sciences, economics, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or other national standards

REQUIRED TEXT: None

SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTS: A good reference on digital signal processing. The EECS 359 course text by Oppenheim & Schafer will do quite well (A.V. Oppenheim and R.W. Schafer, Discrete-Time Signal Processing, Prentice Hall, 3rd edition).

COURSE COORDINATOR: Prof. Arthur Butz

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To provide capstone design experience in Electrical Engineering.

PREREQUISITES: Senior/graduate standing or with permission of the instructor.

THE PROJECT: Signal processing on a DSP microprocessor.

The actual project will be defined in the first week of classes.

COMPUTER USAGE: Matlab and Texas Instruments DSP software, the latter being available for free download. Students should implement all on their own laptops. If a student uses a Mac, he/she should be set up to run Windows on it; Windows is available from NU.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: Weekly project update summaries

GRADES: 20% based on design report, 80% based on prototype implementation.

COURSE OUTCOMES: When a student completes this course, s/he should be able to:

  • undertake design projects in the field of electrical engineering
  • have an understanding of the role of standards in engineering design
  • implement sound safety practices in electrical engineering design
  • have a keen awareness of environmental issues in electrical engineering design
  • construct prototypes based on their designed specifications

ABET CONTENT CATEGORY: 100% Design