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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 2 • May 1996

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  • 1995 EAB Awards

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Design and fabrication of a CMOS signal conversion integrated circuit for remote control hobbyists

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):265 - 273
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    The availability of low-cost VLSI (very large scale integration) design software and fabrication services for design, simulation, and layout of integrated circuits has become readily accessible to universities for classroom instruction. The design and fabrication of a CMOS integrated circuit is described, which converts an eight-bit digital signal to a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal and vice v... View full abstract»

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  • Symbolic manipulation of transfer functions and state space realizations

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):230 - 242
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    In this paper several applications on the use of symbolic computation to control system design are discussed. These applications are of educational value to control engineering courses. The routines developed here provide a quick way to formulate control design problems, ranging from calculating elementary transfer functions to automating the construction of state space realization. This paper als... View full abstract»

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  • The Arizona State University electrical engineering undergraduate open laboratory

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):257 - 264
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    This paper describes the undergraduate electrical engineering laboratories at Arizona State University, For the past few years, the laboratory exercises associated with 11 electrical engineering courses have been conducted in a single large room and, mostly, on an unscheduled basis. This open laboratory is available 74 h each week and contains the equipment necessary for most of the undergraduate ... View full abstract»

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  • The current-switching principle-the versatile long-tailed pair

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):217 - 229
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    The circuit technique known as current-switching is versatile and fundamental to the operation of digital systems working at high digit switching rates. For these reasons, it merits close study by engineering students, particularly those intending to become proficient in circuit design. This paper presents a tutorial-review of the long-tailed pair current-switch using bipolar junction transistors.... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching digital image processing with Khoros

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):137 - 142
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (1)
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    As digital image processing has moved into the electrical engineering mainstream, it has become a popular course in the undergraduate curriculum. Since visual perception is a key component of image processing, an effective first course should emphasize laboratory experience. The Khoros software system offers an interactive environment to facilitate such a course View full abstract»

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  • SPECtra: a signal processing engineering curriculum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):180 - 185
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    SPECtra is a technology-based comprehensive engineering educational delivery system for the study of digital processing (DSP). SPECtra introduces a number of DSP education innovations into the classroom, including a commitment to cooperative learning and a reliance on personal computer-based instructional (CBI) tools and technologies. This paper develops the SPECtra philosophy and methodology and ... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of the “Americans with Disabilities Act” on engineering education

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):251 - 256
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    In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law affecting an estimated 45 million Americans who, for different reasons and conditions, may fall under the category of persons with disabilities. The law has produced a major impact regarding the way that our society views and provides services to this segment of the population. While religious institutions, including those invo... View full abstract»

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  • A simple low-cost laboratory hardware for noise generation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):280 - 281
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    Circuit hardware for custom noise generation is presented, described, and explained. Its very low circuit complexity, along with the spectral and statistical features of the noise signal obtained, make it specially suitable for student use in laboratory sessions related to digital and analog communications systems View full abstract»

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  • NSF Microfabrication Workshops

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):211 - 216
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    This is a report on the NSF (National Science Foundation) Microfabrication Laboratory Workshops. This series of workshops was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and held at San Jose State University. The theme of the workshops is that microfabrication experiments can be included in undergraduate laboratory curriculum, even with a very limited budget. Several significant experiments were ... View full abstract»

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  • A practical course in digital video communications based on MATLAB

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):127 - 136
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    The outline of new course in video coding is presented in which the basic concepts are reinforced by way of a series of graded MATLAB exercises. Following a brief overview of the motion-compensated discrete cosine transform (DCT) encoder, a number of exercises are described in which the student obtains an understanding of image correlations and entropy and the concepts involved in predictive encod... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing DSP with an electronic book in a computer classroom

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):173 - 179
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    A first course in digital signal processing is being taught with an electronic book in a computer classroom. The electronic book is a set of Mathcad documents bound with hyperlinks and with navigation, full text search, annotation, and special pasting facilities. The documents consist of interactive text, graphics, and mathematics regions. The computer classroom consists of 20 student personal com... View full abstract»

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  • A simple iterative algorithm for the towers of Hanoi problem

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):274 - 275
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    The towers of Hanoi game is well known. The basic version, a favorite example for many authors, is often used in introductory textbooks on computer programming to demonstrate the elegance of writing recursive code. Here, a simple iterative optimal algorithm for the towers of Hanoi problem is presented View full abstract»

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  • Symbolic analysis-a tool for teaching undergraduate circuit theory

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):243 - 250
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    In this paper, we discuss ways in which traditional courses in circuit theory can benefit by having students learn and apply symbolic analysis methods. Examples of applications are given, and currently available software is discussed View full abstract»

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  • A software tool for introducing speech coding fundamentals in a DSP course

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):143 - 152
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    An educational software tool on speech coding is presented. Portions of this program are used in a senior-level DSP (digital signal processing) class at Arizona State University, USA, to expose undergraduate students to speech coding and present speech analysis/synthesis as an application paradigm for many DSP fundamental concepts. The simulation software provides an interactive environment that a... View full abstract»

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  • The development of a new signal processing program at the Queensland University of Technology

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):186 - 191
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    The School of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (QUT), offers three bachelor degree courses in electrical and computer engineering. In all its courses there is a strong emphasis on signal processing. A newly established Signal Processing Research Center (SPRC) has played an important role in the development of the signal proce... View full abstract»

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  • An innovative course emphasizing real-time digital signal processing applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):109 - 113
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    This paper presents an innovative undergraduate real-time digital signal processing (DSP) course, Digital Signal Processors, which emphases hands-on experiments and practical applications. It enables students to experiment with sophisticated DSP applications to augment the theoretical, conceptual, and analytical material provided in their first DSP course, Digital Filter Design. The inclusion of b... View full abstract»

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  • System design via small mobile robots

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):275 - 280
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    In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, USA, an upper-level course has been developed that focuses on the creative design and implementation of a complete engineering system. In this course, the students design small mobile robots to perform a task specified at the beginning of the quarter. The designs are evaluated by how well they complete the specifi... View full abstract»

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  • A Digital Signal Processing Course for communication systems applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):153 - 157
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    A Digital Signal Processing Course oriented to communication systems engineering students is described. The course structure is presented in the paper together with quantitative and qualitative evaluations of the related features and performances. Specific indicators, related to topic specialization, and student involvement have been introduced in order to perform those evaluations. The very encou... View full abstract»

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  • Hands-on exposure to signal processing concepts using the SPC Toolbox

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):192 - 197
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    We present an interactive software package developed to complement and facilitate the teaching of digital signal processing (DSP) concepts in various courses. The Signal Processing and Communications (SPC) software takes advantage of graphical user interface (GUI) capabilities contained in MATLAB. SPC is a window-based, user-friendly tool that allows users to develop digital filters, analyze signa... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated environment for modeling, simulation, digital signal processing, and control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):114 - 119
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    An integrated laboratory for system modeling, simulation, real-time digital signal processing, and control is being developed at Bucknell University for undergraduate electrical engineering education. The laboratory bridges the gap between software simulation and testing of actual systems through a common visual programming interface. Students can explore the iterative process of developing a mode... View full abstract»

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  • An innovative DSP-based teaching module for electrical machine drives

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):158 - 164
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    An innovative digital signal processor (DSP)-based induction motor drive system featuring real-time generation of space vector modulated (SVM) waveforms, on-line speed and current acquisitions, programmable soft-start, dynamic braking, and live animation on the basics of drive operations has been developed for teaching and training purposes. Front-ended by the ubiquitous PC that hosts a TMS320C30 ... View full abstract»

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  • Using Mathcad in electromagnetics education

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):198 - 210
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    Mathcad is an effective learning tool in electromagnetics courses. Use of Mathcad by students in such courses at the University of Denver incorporate four essential ingredients needed for the successful integration of computer aided learning into a curriculum component: (1) involvement by the student in establishing what is to be analyzed by the computer; (2) a general purpose tool rather than con... View full abstract»

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  • Digital signal processing with applications: a new and successful approach to undergraduate DSP education

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):120 - 126
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    The new approach to undergraduate digital signal processing education at Purdue is based on a simple idea: emphasize applications. Students are assumed to have a significant exposure to sampling and discrete-time signals, systems, and transforms at the junior level. In the senior course, the traditional digital signal processing topics of digital filter design, the discrete Fourier transform (DFT)... View full abstract»

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  • Connecting the engineer to the 21st century through virtual teaming

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):165 - 172
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    It is becoming widely accepted that the most successful teams for the design, analysis, and manufacturing of engineering systems will be formed from a geographically distributed pool of talent. To prepare for this new reality, universities must begin to develop the appropriate “teaming” skills in their graduates. In an effort to facilitate and foster this new paradigm in teaming, we ha... View full abstract»

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