Professors Berry, Black, Chang, Doering, Grigg, Herniter, Hoover, Hudson, Kim, Miller, Moore, Mu, Padgett, Rostamkolai, Simoni, Song, Throne, Walter, Wheeler, and Yoder.

ECE 130 Introduction to Logic Design  4R-0L-4C  F,W,S  Prereq: 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  Prereq: 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 203 DC Circuits  3R-3L-4C  F,W,S  Prereq: 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  Prereq: 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  Prereq: ECE204 and MA211
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 and mechanical systems. Matlab and Simulink. Integral laboratory.

ECE 206 Elements of Electrical Engineering  4R-0L-4C  W,S  Prereq: MA 211
A course designed for engineers (other than electrical or computer) covering analysis of passive circuits, introduction to op-amps, instrumentation, sinusoidal steady-state, a-c power, and induction motors. EE and CPE majors may not take this course.

ECE 207 Electrical Engineering  3R-3L-4C  F,W  Prereq: 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.

ECE 230 Introduction to Microcontrollers  3R-3L-4C  F,W  Prereq: ECE130, CSSE120
Development of embedded systems with microcontrollers. Microcontroller architecture, instruction set, programmer’s model, hardware modules, and assembly language programming. Data representation and storage. Memory management. The C programming language, data structures and programming styles. Input and output devices. Data communications. Sensors and actuators. Real-time event measurement, generation and control. Interrupt generation and processing. Labs and a term project.

ECE 250 Electronic Device Modeling   3R-3L-4C  F,W,S  Prereq: ECE 204, MA 211
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  Prereq: ECE 205, MA 211, MA 212
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,S  Prereq: 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. Integral laboratory.

ECE 320 Linear Control Systems  3R-3L-4C  W,S  Prereq: 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  W,S  Prereq: 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  Prereq: CSSE 232
Pipelining, memory hierarchy, peripherals, parallel processing, cost-performance tradeoffs, and a review of new topics in the areas of computer architecture or parallel processing. Computer use, memos, and discussion of current events.

ECE 333 Digital Systems  3R-3L-4C  F,S Prereq: ECE 130, ECE 205, 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, 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  Prereq: ECE 204, MA 211, MA 212
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  Prereq: 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,S  Prereq: 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 343 High-Speed Digital Design  3R-3L-4C  F,S  Prereq: ECE 300 and Computer Engineering Major
Signal path modeling through connecting lengths of transmission lines with lumped element models of discontinuities. Circuit parameters from geometries and material properties for resistance, capacitance, inductance and transmission line segments. Lossless and lossy transmission line circuit modeling. High-frequency and high-speed behavior of passive components. Frequency spectrum of digital signals. Digital device driver and receiver modeling. Transmission line impedance discontinuity and termination techniques. Electric and magnetic field coupling mechanisms for capacitive and inductive crosstalk. Ground noise, power plane noise and resonance. Signal and power integrity issues in high-speed digital systems at both the printed-circuit board and chip levels.

ECE 351 Analog Electronics   3R-3L-4C  W,S  Pre:req 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 362 Principles of Design   3R-0L-3C  F,S
Prereq for EE: ECE160, ECE250, ECE300, ECE340
Prereq for CPE: ECE160, ECE250, ECE300
Prereq for CS and SE majors: CSSE 374
Prereq 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  3R-1L-4C  F,S  Prereq: ECE204
Analysis of generation systems consisting of: modeling of synchronous and induction generators, examination of fossil, nuclear, hydroelectric, solar, and wind 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  W,S  Prereq: 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  W,S  Prereq: 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 Prereq: Consent of instructor
Special design or research projects.

ECE 410 Communication Networks  4R-0L-4C  S  Prereq: 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  Prereq: 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  W  Prereq: 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  Prereq: 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  Prereq: 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. Cross-listed with CHE 405, EP 410, and ME 416.

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

ECE 419 Advanced MEMS: Modeling and Packaging  3R-3L-4C   F Prereq: 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. Cross-listed with EP 411, and CHE 419.

ECE 420 Discrete-Time Control Systems  4R-0L-4C  F  Prereq: ECE 320 or ME 406
Sampled systems and z-transforms. Transfer function and state-variable models of systems. Discrete-time control of systems including state variable feedback and observer construction.

ECE425 Introduction to Mobile Robotics  3R-3L-4C  W  Prereq: ECE 320 or ME 406, Programming proficiency
This course will introduce the basic principles of mobile robotics history, theory, hardware and control. Topics will include robot components, effectors and actuators, locomotion, sensors, feedback control, control architectures, representation, localization and navigation. This is a project-oriented course and the student will have hands-on experience with a real mobile robot. The student will be required to complete several laboratory assignments and a multidisciplinary team design project.

ECE 430 Microcontroller-Based Systems   3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: 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 452 Power Electronics  3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: 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  Prereq: 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,W  Prereq: 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  W,S
Prereq for EE: ECE310, ECE320 ECE333, ECE341, ECE351, ECE370 or ECE371, ECE380, ECE460
Prereq 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  Prereq: ECE461
Completion of the design project from ECE 460 and ECE 461. Integral laboratory.

ECE 466 Consulting Engineering Seminar  2R-0L-2C  Prereq: Junior class standing
Discussion problems in the field of consulting engineering; seminars presented by practicing consulting engineers. Cross-listed with BE 400, ME 420, CHE 420, and CE 420.

ECE 470 Power Systems I   3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: 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  W  Prereq: 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  S  Prereq: 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  W  Prereq: 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  Prereq: MA 212 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  S  Prereq: 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  Prereq: 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  Prereq: Consent of instructor and department head
Topics of current interest to undergraduate students.

ECE 498 Undergraduate Projects  1-4C   Arranged  Prereq: Consent of instructor
Special design or research projects.


ECE 510 Error Correcting Codes  4R-0L-4C F (odd years) Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 310, or ECE 310 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 F (even years) Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 310 and MA 381, or ECE 310 and MA 381 with a grade of B or better in both courses, or consent of instructor
Design of digital communication systems. Autocorrelation function and power spectrum, vector space models of signals and noise, optimal receiver structures and performance, bandlimited channels and equalization, convolutional coding.

ECE 516 Introduction to MEMS: Fabrication and Applications   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: 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.
Cross-listed with BE 516, CHE 505, EP 510, and ME 516.

ECE 519 Advanced MEMS: Modeling and Packaging  3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: 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.
Cross-listed with ME 519, EP 511, and CHE 519.

ECE530 Advanced Microcomputers   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 331 or ECE 230; or ECE 331 or ECE 230 with a grade of B or better; or consent of instructor
32-bit microcontroller architecture. Software development in both assembly language and C language. Hardware interfacing. Use of a real-time-operating system (RTOS). System-on-a-chip (SOC) hardware/software design using a field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip containing an embedded microcontroller cores. Software debugging tools. Integral laboratory.

ECE534 Advanced Signal and Power Integrity   4R-0L-4C  W  Prereq: Graduate Standing and ECE341, ECE342, or ECE343; or ECE341, ECE342, or ECE343 with a grade of B or better, or ECE342 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Signal and power integrity modeling and measurement in high-speed digital systems at IC, PCB, and chassis levels. High-frequency behavior of passive components and packages. Behavior and SPICE models of drivers and receivers. Lossy transmission lines and discontinuity characterization. Mixedmode s-parameters and other network parameters. Frequency and time-domain modeling of capacitive and inductive crosstalk. Differential signaling techniques; timing conventions. Synchronization. Signal equalization. Power plane noise and resonance. High-speed PCB design guidelines. Measurement techniques including time-domain reflectometry, vector network analyzer and impedance analyzer. PCB simulation. Full-wave simulations.

ECE 535 Design of Fault-Tolerant Systems   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and CSSE 232 or ECE 333; or CSSE 232 with a grade of B or better, or ECE 333 with a grade of B or better; or consent of intrusctor
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  W  Prereq: 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  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE341, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Wave-guiding structures, microwave network analysis, scattering parameters, Z, Y and ABCD parameters, passive devices and components, design, fabrication, simulation and measurement of microwave devices and components, matching strategies, multi-conductor transmission lines and crosstalk.

ECE542 Advanced Electromagnetics  4R-0L-4C  F  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE341, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Maxwell’s equations, EM field theorems, potential functions, power and energy, material properties, wave propagation, reflection and transmission, radiation, scattering, Green's functions, metamaterials and metamaterial-inspired structures, modeling & simulation, measurement technique.

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.

ECE551 Digital Integrated Circuit Design  3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: 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  W  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE351 and ECE380, or ECE351 and ECE380 with a grade of B or better in both courses, 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  S  Prereq: 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  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE351, or ECE351 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Transducers and their applications. Analog signal processing techniques using operational amplifiers. A/D and D/A converters. Protection from electric shock. Measurement of biological potential waveforms (ECG, EMG, EEG, ENG, EOG, ERG). Ultrasound techniques and instrumentation. X-ray CAT techniques. No laboratory, but many in-class demonstrations and emphasis on circuit simulation.

ECE556 Power Electronics: DC Power Supplies  3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 351; or ECE 351 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.

ECE 557 Analog Test and Product Engineering  3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 300 and ECE 351; or ECE 300 and ECE351 with grades of B or better in both courses; or consent of instructor
Fundamental skills necessary to be an industrial integrated circuit test engineer or product engineer. Includes the economics associated with testing, impact of fabrication variation on devices, instrumentation associated with industrial testing, turning a data sheet into a test plan, industrial testing techniques for analog circuits, trade-offs between test time and test accuracy, statistical analysis of the data and statistical process control, the use of device interface boards necessary to control device loading for different tests. Integral labs with an industrial grade automatic tester (ATE).

ECE580 Digital Signal Processing  4R-0L-4C  W  Prereq: 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  Prereq: 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  Prereq: CSSE 220 or CSSE221, and ME 323 or ECE 380 or consent of instructor; MA 212
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  Prereq: 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 584 Medical Imaging Systems   4R-0L-4C  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE300, or ECE300 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor.
Engineering principles of major imaging techniques/modalities for biomedical applications and health care including diagnostic x-ray, computed tomography, nuclear techniques, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Topics include general characteristics of medical images; physical principles, signal processing to generate an image, and instrumentation of imaging modalities. Clinical applications of these technologies are also discussed. Same as BE541.

ECE 597 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering   4C  Prereq: 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.