Professors C. Berry, F. Berry, Black, Doering, Eccles, Grigg, Herniter, Hoover, Hudson, Moore, Mu, Padgett, Radu, Rostamkolai, Simoni, Song, Throne, D. Walter, P. Walter, Wheeler, and Yoder.

ECE 130 Introduction to Logic Design 4R-0L-4C F,W,S Pre: None
Combinational logic analysis and design, Boolean algebra, gate-level optimization, switch-level circuits, propagation delay, and standard combinational components. Sequential circuit analysis and design, flip-flops, timing diagrams, registers, counters, and finite state machine controllers. Design projects using circuit simulator and implementation in hardware.

ECE 160 Engineering Practice 0R-4L-2C F, W Pre: none
The principles of system engineering design and teamwork are used by student teams as they design, test, and build an autonomous robot to meet a set of performance specifications. An end-of-term competition for testing the robots’ performance to meet the design specifications and for honor and glory features exciting matchups between teams. Students and instructors are encouraged to have fun throughout the course!

ECE 200 Circuits & Systems 3R-3L-4C F,W,S Pre: ES 203 with a grade of C or better, MA 221
Mutual inductance. First- and second-order circuits. Laplace transform. Applications in the s-domain. Bode diagrams. Passive and active filters. Two-port networks. Integral laboratory includes circuit design problems.

ECE 203 DC Circuits  3R-3L-4C  F, W, S  Pre: MA111 and PH112
Definition of voltage, current, energy and power.  Ohm’s Law.  Non-ideal dc voltage and current sources.  Measurement of voltage, current and resistance.  Kirchhoff’s Laws.  Circuit simplification by series and parallel reduction.  Thevenin, Norton and Maximum Power Theorems.  Superposition Theorem.  Mesh and Nodal Analysis.  Two-Port Circuits.  Operational Amplifiers.  Integral laboratory.

ECE 204 AC Circuits  3R-3L-4C  F, W, S  Pre: ECE203 with a grade of C or better and PH113
Capacitance, Self and Mutual Inductance.  Root-mean-square values of waveforms.  Application of phasors to sinusoidal steady-state.  Impedance of circuit elements.  Mesh and Nodal Analysis applied to ac circuits.  Thevenin and Norton theorems applied to ac circuits.  Single-phase ac power.  Power factor correction.  Voltage regulation and efficiency of feeders.  Balanced three-phase systems.  Ideal and non-ideal transformer models.  Integral laboratory.

ECE 205 Dynamical Systems  3R-3L-4C  F, W, S  Pre: ECE204 and MA222
Review of matrix and differential equations. Bode plots. System classification, impulse and step response, convolution. Laplace and inverse Laplace transforms, block and signal flow diagrams. Benefits of feedback. Modeling and simulating electrical, mechanical, and thermal systems. Matlab and Simulink. Integral laboratory.

ECE 206 Elements of Electrical Engineering 4R-0L-4C F,W,S Pre: MA 221 
A course designed for engineers (other than electrical or computer) covering analysis of passive DC circuits, introduction to op-amps, steady-state sinusoidal circuit analysis and power in AC systems. EE or CPE majors may not take this course as a free elective.

ECE 207 Electrical Engineering 3R-3L-4C F,W Pre: ES 203
A course designed for engineers (other than electrical or computer) covering AC power, three-phase systems, magnetic circuits, transformers, machines, strain gauges, RTDs and thermocouples, noise and shielding, and feedback systems. Integral laboratory. EE or CPE majors may not take this course as a free elective.

ECE 230 Microcontrollers and Computer Architecture 3R-3L-4C F, W, S Pre: ECE130, CSSE120
Microcontroller architecture, instruction sets, assembly language programming, interrupts, and device interfacing. Integral laboratory and design project.

ECE 250 Electronic Device Modeling 3R-3L-4C F,W,S Pre: ECE 204, MA 222 
Modeling, analysis, and simulation of electronic circuits that contain two-terminal and three-terminal semiconductor devices. Large-signal, biasing, and small-signal analysis models. Introduction to wave shaping circuits, switching circuits, and amplifiers. Integral laboratory.

ECE 300 Continuous-Time Signals Systems 3R-3L-4C F,W,S Pre: ECE 205
Signal modeling. Fourier series and Fourier transforms. Response of systems to periodic and aperiodic signals. Filter characterization and design. Ideal and practical sampling. Use of numerical analysis software. Integral laboratory

ECE 310 Communication Systems 3R-3L-4C F,W,S Pre: ECE 300, MA 381 
Transmission of information over bandlimited, noisy communication channels. Line codes, probability of error, intersymbol interference. Modulation techniques, synchronization and frequency conversion. Discussion of a current ethical issue. Integral laboratory.

ECE 320 Linear Control Systems 3R-3L-4C F,W,S Pre: ECE 300 and either ECE 230 or ME 430
Analysis of linear control systems using classical and modern control theories in both continuous and discrete time. Plant representation, closed loop system representation, time response, frequency response, concept of stability. Root locus, Bode, and Nyquist methods. Computer modeling and simulation of feedback systems, implementation of discrete-time algorithims on microcontrollers.

ECE 331 Embedded System Design 3R-3L-4C F,S Pre: CSSE 232, ECE 250
Microcontroller architecture. Software development in both assembly language and the C programming language. Real-time event measurement and generation. Interrupt design and applications. Interfacing with peripheral digital and analog devices. Integrated development and debugging environment. Design and implementation of embedded systems for control, measurement, and display, etc. Integral laboratory. Credit cannot be obtained for both ECE 331 and ECE 430.

ECE 332 Computer Architecture II 4R-0L-4C F,S Pre: CSSE 232 
Pipelining, memory hierarchy, busses, instruction level parallelism, cost-performance tradeoffs, and review of new topics in areas of computer architecture or parallel processing. Team research project. Complements CS 332.

ECE 333 Digital Systems 3R-3L-4C F,W,S Pre: ECE 130, ECE 250
Capabilities and limitations of digital CMOS logic devices. Design and evaluation of combinational and sequential logic circuits using Programmable Logic Devices. System integration with multiple components (FPGA, GAL, discrete components). CAD tools for design entry, timing simulation, and mapping to target devices. Troubleshooting using laboratory instrumentation. Laboratory notebooks. Informal reports. Integral laboratory.

ECE 340 Electromagnetic Fields 4R-0L-4C F,W Pre: ECE 204, MA 222 
Static and dynamic fields.  Electric and magnetic properties of materials.  Energy, force and power.  Resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Application in sensing and actuation. Maxwell’s equations. Introduction to electromagnetic waves.  Use of vector calculus and numeric approximation.  Technical reports and/or term papers.

ECE 341 Electromagnetic Waves 4R-0L-4C W,S Pre: ECE 340
Wave propagation and reflection. Power and lossy materials. Quasistatic analysis. Steady-state and transient analysis of transmission lines. Application in high-speed systems.  Introduction to antennas.  Technical reports and/or term papers.

ECE 342 Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility 3R-3L-4C F,W Pre: ECE 300 and Computer Engineering Major
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations and measurement. Frequency behavior of passive components. Electromagnetic fields and waves. Transient behavior of transmission lines. Dipole and monopole antennas. Four coupling mechanisms: electrical and magnetic fields, common impedance, and electromagnetic wave. Conducted emissions. Radiated emissions. Electromagnetic shielding and grounding.

ECE 351 Analog Electronics 3R-3L-4C F,W,S Pre: ECE 205, ECE 250 
Amplifier design and analysis including discrete and integrated circuit topologies. Cascaded amplifier, input and output stages, frequency response. Linear and non-linear op-amp circuits. Introduction to the non-ideal properties of op-amps. Integral laboratory.

ECE 361 Engineering Practice 1R-3L-2C F,W Pre: ECE 200 
Creativity, project design specifications, team roles, effective conduct of team meetings, written and oral communication skills, ethics and professionalism, completion of team project(s).

ECE 362 Principles of Design   3R-0L-3C   W, S
Pre for EE: ECE160, ECE250, ECE300, ECE340 
Pre for CPE: ECE160, ECE250, ECE300
Pre for CS and SE majors: CSSE 374
Pre for ME majors: EM 103, ES 205, and ECE 207
  A formal design course that emphasizes the design process.  Project management, project reporting and decision-making are learned by student teams as they carry a project through several stages of a formal design process.

ECE 370 Power & Energy Systems 3½R-1½L-4C F, W Pre: ECE204
Analysis of generation systems consisting of: modeling of synchronous and induction generators, examination of fossil, nuclear, hydroelectric, solar, wind, and fuel cell technologies. Analysis of transmission and distribution systems consisting of modeling: power transformers, transmission lines, switchgear, and protection systems. Analysis of customer systems consisting of modeling: induction motors, linear and non-linear loads.

ECE 371 Sustainable Energy Systems 3R-3L-4C F, W Pre: ECE204
Conventional and modern sources of energy for power generation in electric power industry with the imposed economic, regulatory, and environmental constraints. Wind, solar-photovoltaic, micro-hydropower, and fuel cell systems. Integral laboratory.

ECE 380 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 4R-0L-4C F,W,S Pre: ECE 300 
System properties: linearity and time-invariance. Sampling and reconstruction. Convolution in discrete-time systems. Z-transform, FIR and IIR filters. Discrete-time filter design. Discrete Fourier transform.

ECE 398 Undergraduate Projects 1-4C Arranged Pre: Consent of instructor 
Special design or research projects.

ECE 410 Communication Networks 4R-0L-4C Pre: Senior standing or consent of instructor 
Layered architectures. Circuit and packet switching. ISO Reference Model. Point-to-point protocols, error control, framing. Accessing shared media, local area networks. Virtual circuits, datagrams, routing, congestion control. Reliable message transport, internetworking.

ECE 412 Software Defined Radio 4R-0L-4C S Pre: ECE 380 and ECE 310 or consent of instructor
A software-defined radio (SDR) is characterized by its flexibility:  Simply modifying software can completely change the radio’s functionality. This course addresses many of the choices an SDR designer must make to build a complete digital radio. Topics could include: modeling corruption, (de)modulation, AGC, filtering, bits to symbols, carrier and timing recovery, pulse shaping, equalization, coding, noise figure for the RF front-end, and clock-jitter of the A/D. As a course project students will design and simulate a complete software-defined radio.

ECE 414 Wireless Systems 4R-0L-4C Pre: ECE 310 
Introduction to mobile radio communications with application to cellular telephone systems, wireless networks, and personal communication systems. System design, propagation, modulation, spread spectrum, coding, and multiple-access techniques.

ECE 415 Wireless Electronics 2R-6L-4C Pre: Consent of instructor 
Design, fabrication, and testing of a high frequency transmitter-receiver system including but not limited to oscillators, mixers, filters, amplifiers, and matching networks. Integral laboratory.

ECE 416 Introduction to MEMS: Fabrication and Applications 3R-3L-4C S Pre: JR or SR standing 
Properties of silicon wafers; wafer-level processes, surface and bulk micromachining, thin-film deposition, dry and wet etching, photolithography, process integration, simple actuators. Introduction to microfluidic systems. MEMS applications: capacitive accelerometer, cantilever and pressure sensor.

ECE 418 Fiber Optic Systems 4R-0L-4C W Pre: ECE 310 or consent of instructor
Analysis and design of common photonic systems such as fiber optic communication links, optical sensing systems, and optical s8ignal processors.  Topics include component overview, basic system design, and expected degradations along with mitigation techniques.  An oral presentation of a research project is required. 

ECE 419 Advanced MEMS: Modeling and Packaging 3R-3L-4C F Pre: EP410 or equivalent course 
Design process, modeling; analytical and numerical. Actuators; dynamics and thermal issues. Use of software for layout and simulation. Characterization and reliability of MEMS devices. Electrical interfacing and packaging of MEMS. Microsensors, microfluidic systems, applications in engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics.

ECE 420 Nonlinear Control Systems 3R-3L-4C Pre: ECE 320 or ME 406
Modeling nonlinear systems. Use of modeling software to design nonlinear control systems. Intuitive control strategies. Fuzzy control, computer and hardware implementation of fuzzy controllers, adaptive fuzzy control. Integral laboratory.

ECE 430 Microcontroller-Based Systems 3R-3L-4C F Pre: ECE 250 for ECE students, consent of instructor for other students.
Microcontroller register set, addressing modes and instruction set.  Microcontroller peripheral support modules.  Assembly language and C programming.  Fundamental data structures.  Interrupts.  Real time programming.  Data communications.  Microcontroller interface to displays, digital and analog devices, sensors, and actuators.  Embedded system design, implementation and applications.  Integrated development environment.  Formal final report and oral presentation.  Integral laboratory.  Credit cannot be obtained for both ECE 331 and ECE 430.

ECE 451 Nonlinear Electronics 3R-3L-4C Pre: ECE 351 
Analysis and design of Class C and D amplifiers, high-power switching amplifiers, negative-resistance oscillators, low-noise transistor and operational amplifier circuits, and parametric amplifiers. Emphasis on nonlinear and time-varying circuit analysis and design techniques. Integral laboratory.

ECE 452 Power Electronics 3R-3L-4C Pre: ECE 250 
Analysis and design of networks that use electronic devices as power switches. Silicon-controlled rectifiers, power transistors, and power MOSFETS are used to form phase-controlled rectifiers, AC voltage controllers, choppers, and inverters. Integral laboratory.

ECE 454 System Level Analog Electronics 3R-3L-4C W Pre: ECE 351
Analysis and design of Op-Amp circuits: wave shaping circuits, Schmitt triggers, power amplifiers, high power buffers, controlled current sources, peak detectors, sample and hold circuits.  Precision Op-Amp Circuits.  Non-ideal properties of Op-Amps.  Integral laboratory. 

ECE 460 Engineering Design I 1R-6L-3C F, S Pre: ECE 362
A continuation of a sequence of formal design courses that emphasizes completion of a client-driven project using a formal design process. Student teams carry a project from inception to completion to satisfy the need of a client. Integral laboratory.

ECE 461 Engineering Design II 1R-9L-4C F, W, S 
Pre for EE: ECE310, ECE320 ECE333, ECE341, ECE351, ECE370 or ECE371,
ECE380, ECE460 
Pre for CPE: CSSE332, ECE331, ECE332, ECE333, ECE342, ECE351, ECE380, ECE460
Continuation of the design project from ECE460. Integral laboratory.

ECE 462 Engineering Design III 1R-3L-2C W, S Pre: ECE461
Completion of the design project from ECE 460 and ECE 461. Integral laboratory.

ECE 466 Consulting Engineering Seminar 2R-0L-2C Pre: Junior class standing 
Discussion problems in the field of consulting engineering; seminars presented by practicing consulting engineers.

ECE 470 Power Systems I 3R-3L-4C Pre: ECE 370 
Per-unit concepts. Modeling and analysis of synchronous machines. Configuration of transmission and distribution lines. Modeling of power system components. Formulation of power flow equations. Computer solutions of the load-flow problem. Fault-level evaluation by symmetrical components. Principles of grounding. Integral laboratory.

ECE 471 Industrial Power Systems 4R-0L-4C Pre: ECE 370 
Design and analysis techniques for low and medium voltage power distribution systems. Harmonics, transients, system coordination, reliability and economics. A design project is carried throughout the course.

ECE 472 Power Systems II 3R-3L-4C Pre: ECE 470 
Power system protection and stability. Design and application of relaying schemes for protection of transformers, buses, distribution lines, transmission lines, generators, motors, capacitors, and reactors. Power system stability and generator rotor dynamics phenomenon with use of the equal-area criterion. Integral laboratory.

ECE 473 Control of Power Systems 3R-3L-4C Pre: Senior standing or consent of instructor 
Principles of interconnected operation of power systems. Optimum scheduling of generation using economic dispatch and unit commitment. Primary and secondary load-frequency control. Voltage and reactive-power flow control. Principles of state estimation. Integral laboratory.

ECE 480/PH 437 Introduction to Image Processing 3R-3L-4C Pre: MA 222 and Junior standing 
Basic techniques of image processing. Discrete and continuous two-dimensional transforms such as Fourier and Hotelling. Image enhancement through filtering and histogram modification. Image restoration through inverse filtering. Image segmentation including edge detection and thresholding. Introduction to image encoding. Integral laboratory. Same as PH 437.

ECE 481 Electronic Music Synthesis 4R-0L-4C Pre: ECE 380
Analog synthesis techniques.  Instrument control using MIDI. FM, additive and subtractive synthesis.  Physical modeling and sound spatialization. Course project.

ECE 483 DSP System Design 3R-3L-4C F Pre: ECE 380 and MA 381
Study of finite word length effects in DSP systems. Cascaded filter structures.  Coefficient quantization, roundoff noise, scaling for overflow prevention.  Discrete-time noise, filtering noise, power spectral density. Polyphase filtering, interpolation and decimation.  Implementation and system design and test issues for a SSB communication system.  Integral laboratory based on a fixed point programming project.

ECE 497 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering 1-4C arranged Pre: Consent of instructor and department head 
Topics of current interest to undergraduate students.

ECE 498 Engineering Projects and Design 2R-6L-4C Pre: Senior standing 
Aspects of design and design presentations. Development of preliminary design and proposal for hardware project. Formal proposal and component selection. Construction, testing, and performance demonstration of previously designed project. Formal final report and oral presentation.

UNDERGRADUATE-GRADUATE COURSES

ECE 510 Error Correcting Codes 4R-0L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE310 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Coding for reliable digital communication. Topics to be chosen from: Hamming and BCH codes, Reed-Solomon codes, convolutional codes, Viterbi decoding, turbo codes, and recent developments, depending on interests of class and instructor. Mathematical background will be developed as needed.

ECE 511 Data Communications 4R-0L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE 310 and MA 381 with grades of B or better, or consent of instructor
Design of digital communication systems. Topics to be chosen from: Channel characterization, data compression and source coding, baseband data transmission, noise modeling, probability of error, optimal receiver structures, modulation methods, synchronization.

ECE 516 Introduction to MEMS: Fabrication and Applications 3R-3L-4C S Pre: JR or SR standing 
Properties of silicon wafers; wafer-level processes, surface and bulk micromachining, thin-film deposition, dry and wet etching, photolithography, process integration, simple actuators. Introduction to microfluidic systems. MEMS applications: capacitive accelerometer, cantilever and pressure sensor. 
Students enrolled in EP510, ME516, ECE516, CHE505, BE516 must do project work on a topic selected by the instructor.

ECE 519 Advanced MEMS: Modeling and Packaging 3R-3L-4C F Pre: EP410 or equivalent course 
Design process, modeling; analytical and numerical. Actuators; dynamics and thermal issues. Use of software for layout and simulation. Characterization and reliability of MEMS devices. Electrical interfacing and packaging of MEMS. Microsensors, microfluidic systems, applications in engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics. 
Students enrolled in EP511, ME519, ECE519, CHE519, BE516 must do project work on a topic selected by the instructor.

ECE 520 Discrete-Time Control Systems 3R-3L-4C W Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE 320 or ME 406 with grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Digital control. Z-transform, sampling systems, sampled data control systems. Digital compensator (filter) design. Compensator sign pre- and post-conditioning. Discrete state-variable model. Integral laboratory.

ECE 521 Modern Control Systems 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE 320 or ME 406 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
State variable modeling of physical systems. Lagrangian formulations, applications of linear algebra, controllability, observability, state feedback design, design of observers. Laboratory projects emphasize control system design using state variable methods. Integral laboratory.

ECE530 Advanced Microcomputers 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate Standing, or ECE430 with a grade of B or better, or ECE331 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor.
Design of a microcomputer using a big honkin’ microprocessor. Architecture and assembly programming. Integral laboratory.

ECE531 Microprogrammable Microcomputers 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE430 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Architecture and application of microprogrammed CPU’s. Microprogrammed control, hardwired control. Students will be required to develop their own microprogrammed CPU. Integral laboratory.

ECE532 Advanced Computer Architecture 4R-0L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE332 with a grade of B or better, or both ECE530 and ECE531, or consent of instructor
Selected topics in computer architecture depending on interests of class and instructor. Projects investigating current issues in computer architecture.

ECE533 Programmable Logic System Design 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE333 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Digital system-on-chip design techniques, including an advanced hardware description language, test-benches and verification, area and timing optimization, embedded microprocessors, and design for testing. Integral laboratory using contemporary CAD tools and FPGA devices.

ECE534 High-Speed Digital Design 4R-0L-4C W Pre: Graduate Standing, or ECE340 with a grade of B or better, or ECE342 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Signal integrity issues in high-speed digital systems at printed-circuit board (PCB) and chassis levels. Frequency spectrum of digital signals. Frequency behaviors of passive components. Behavior models of drivers and receivers. Transient behaviors of transmission lines. Time-domain reflectometry. Signal reflection and ringing on printed-circuit board.  Impedance discontinuity and matching. Load termination techniques.  Capacitive and inductive crosstalk. Ground noise. Power plane noise and resonance.  High-speed PCB design guidelines. PCB simulation tools.

ECE 535 Design of Fault-Tolerant Systems 3R-3L-4C Pre: CSSE 232 with grade of B or better, or ECE333 with either a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor, or graduate standing 
Methods of designing dependable electronic systems using fault-tolerance techniques. Dependability attributes: reliability, availability, safety, fault modeling. Techniques to evaluate electronic systems' dependability such as reliability block diagrams, Markov processes, FMECA (failure mode effects and critically analysis), and FTA (fault tree analysis). Design and analysis of fault-tolerant systems using hardware or information or time or software redundancy.

ECE540 Antenna Engineering 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate Standing, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor.
Electromagnetic radiation, antenna terminology and characteristics, dipole antennas, arrays, aperture antennas, measurements, computer-aided analysis, design projects and reports.

ECE541 Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Engineering 4R-0L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Wave-guide structures, scattering parameters, passive components, active components, computer-aided design of amplifiers, oscillators and mixers, microwave/millimeter-wave systems, microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits.

ECE542 Advanced Electromagnetics 4R-0L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Maxwell’s equations, power and energy, material properties, waves, reflections, radiation, EM field theorems, boundary value problems, skin effect.

ECE543 Mathematical Methods of Electromagnetics 4R-0L-4C Pre: Graduate Standing, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Perturbational and variational techniques, moment methods, integral equation and Wiener-Hopf techniques, development of computer programs.

ECE550 Linear Active Networks 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE351 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Indefinite admittance matrix and expansion of the two-port methods of linear network analysis and design. Brune’s tests. Llewellyn’s stability criteria for two-port networks. Optimum terminations and mismatch design. Neutralization and unilateralization of amplifiers. Oscillators. Computer-aided design and analysis are emphasized. Integral laboratory.

ECE551 Digital Integrated Circuit Design 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE333 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Design, performance analysis, and physical layout of CMOS logic. Custom and standard cell methodologies. Use of commercial CAD tools. Design issues such as interconnect, timing, and testing methods. Integral laboratory and project.

ECE552 Analog Integrated Circuit Design 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE351 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Design, performance analysis, and physical layout of analog integrated circuits. Focus on operational amplifier design and op-amp circuits. Introduction to mixed-signal circuit design such as switch-capacitors, A/D, or D/A systems. Integral laboratory and design project.

ECE553 Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design 3R-3L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE310 and ECE351 with a grades of B or better, or consent of instructor
Design, analysis, and physical layout of high-frequency analog integrated-circuits for modern RF transceivers. Circuit design for each primary transceiver component. General issues such as impedance matching and design of inductors on integrated circuits. Integral laboratory and design project.

ECE554 Instrumentation 4R-0L-4C Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE351 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Transducers and their applications. Instrumentation amplifiers. A/D and D/A converters. Shock protection. Generation, recording and analysis of biological potentials (ECG, EMG, EEG). Ultrasound techniques and instrumentation. X-ray CAT techniques. Project involving the design of a significant instrument will run throughout the course. No laboratory, but emphasis on computer simulation of the circuits studied.

ECE556 Power Electronics: DC Power Supplies 3R-3L-4C W Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE351 with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor
Analysis and design of AC-DC and DC-DC converters.  Linear, basic switching, charge-pump, and fly-back topologies.  Introduction to devices used in a power switching supplies.  Thermal management.  Integral laboratory. 

ECE580 Digital Signal Processing 4R-0L-4C W Pre: Graduate standing, or ECE380 and MA381 with grades of B or better, or consent of instructor. MA367 with a grade of B or higher recommended.
Digital filters. Fundamental concepts of digital signal processing. Analysis of discrete-time systems. Sampling and reconstruction. Theory and application of z-transforms.  Design of recursive and nonrecursive digital filters. Window functions. Discrete Fourier transforms and FFT algorithm.

ECE 581 Digital Signal Processing Projects 2R-2L-2 or 4C Pre: ECE 580 or concurrent registration 
Computer-aided design of digital filters and other DSP modules. Software and hardware realization using modern DSP chips. DSP chip architectures, C-language programming, and interfacing techniques. Optional advanced project may be done to earn four credit hours; otherwise two credit hours are given. Integral laboratory.

ECE 582/PH 537 Advanced Image Processing 3R-3L-4C Pre: CSSE 220 or ME 323 or ECE 380 or consent of instructor; MA 221
Introduction to color image processing and image recognition. Morphological methods, feature extraction, advanced segmentation, detection, recognition and interpretation.  Integral laboratory.  Same as PH 537.

ECE 583 Pattern Recognition 3R-3L-4C S Pre: MA 381 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor, or graduate standing 
Bayesian decision theory, parameter estimation, non-parametric techniques, linear discriminant functions, supervised learning, unsupervised learning and clustering, artificial neural networks, ensemble classifiers.

ECE 597 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering 4C Pre: Consent of instructor 
Special topics of current interest to graduate students and senior undergraduates.

ECE 598 Thesis Research 1-4C arranged 
Thesis topic selected in consultation with adviser. Graduate students only.