Course Title: Modify DSP based sub-systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6774C

Course Title: Modify DSP based sub-systems

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact : Gita Pendharkar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254701

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar
Tel: 99254701

William Lau


Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This unit covers modifying electronic DSP based sub-systems. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, apply knowledge of digital and analogue devices, interpreting device specifications, constructing prototypes, testing developed system prototype operation and documenting design and development work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH084B Modify DSP based sub-systems


1. Prepare to modify DSP based systems
2. Modify DSP based systems
3. Obtain approval for electronic DSP based systems modification

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
Prepare to modify DSP based systems
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the proposed electronic DSP based system is determined from the design brief or in consultations with appropriate person(s)
1.4 Design development work is planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work site
1.5 Materials and devices/components required for the work are determined on compatibility of their specifications with DSP based system requirements
and project budget constraints.

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of digital and analogue elements used in DSP based systems and compliance standards are applied to the design
2.3 Alternative arrangements for the modification are considered based on the requirements outlined in the design brief.
2.4 Safety, functional and budget considerations are incorporated in the design.
2.5 Prototype devices and circuits are constructed, programmed and tested for compliance with the design brief and regulatory requirements.
2.6 Prototype malfunctions are rectified and retested to ensure effective operation of design.
2.7 DSP based system modification is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval
2.8 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided consistent with organisation policy.

3.1 DSP based system modification is presented and explained to client representative and/or other relevant person(s).
3.2 Requests for alterations to the design are negotiated with relevant person(s) within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final design is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).
3.4 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Part B Course Guide

Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
Classroom learning activities involve the understanding of following topics:
o Types of signals, DSP Block diagram, Applications of DSP
o A/D Conversion, and D/A Conversion
o Fourier Transforms (DFT and Inverse DFT)
o Z Transforms and inverse Z Transforms
o Digital Filters (FIR and IIR) and their applications

Other Activities: Students will have to submit four written assignment reports on the Matlab exercises related to DSP theory as per the specifications given by the teacher.

Teaching Schedule

WeelTopics Delivered                                                                        Assessmnet tasks                                       
1Introduction to DSP 
2Types of Signals- Digital Signal Processing Block Diagram 
3Time Domain and Frequency domain signalsAssignment 1 (5%)
4Applications of DSP 
5A/D Conversion, Sampling, Quantisation 
6D/A Conversion, Signal recovery 
7DFT and Inverse DFTAssignment 2 (10%)
8Frequency Spectrum , FFT 
9Z Transform 
10Inverse Z Transform 
Assignment 3 (10%)
12Introduction to Digital Filters 
13FIR Filters 
14IIR Filters 
15Properties of FIR & IIR Filters 
17Written Assessment (60%)Assignment 4 (15%)
18Course Feedback 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

DSP First, A Multimedia Approach, by James H. McClellan, Ronald W. Schafer, Mark A. Yoder.



Other Resources

Assignment sheets will be available on the school’s local drive.

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Matlab Assignments
B. DSP Simulation Project
C. Written assignment/test
The students will be required to demonstrate their Matlab assignments and the DSP project as a part of assessment.

Assessment Tasks

This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following:

Assessment tasks:
(Written Assessment):
Digital Signal Processing Assignments (40%)
The students will have to complete a minimum of four DSP assignments as specified by the teacher and demonstrate their work. The reports for the assignments should be submitted by each student individually.
Written Assessment : 60%
The students will have one written exam to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on Digital Signal Processing as detailed in the course.

Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleCluster TitleLab oratoriesProjectWritten Assessment Industrial
UEENEEEH084BModify DSP based sub-systemsDigital Signal Processing  X      X 

Other Information

DSP Project: The students will have to work on a DSP project which will be combined with the Micro-processor Applications class and specified by the teacher and demonstrate the understanding of Digital Signal Processing through the developed project. This project will be marked by the teacher teaching Micro-processor Applications class.

All other information regarding this course will be available on the School’s local drive.

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