Spring 2019 Course
Dates: Wednesdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Decision date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Early Registration Date deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel
15 Middlesex Canal Park Road
Woburn, MA 01801
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IEEE Boston Section
One Centre Street, Suite 203
Wakefield, MA 01880
Speaker: Dan Boschen
Course Summary: This course builds on the IEEE course “DSP for Wireless Communications” also taught by Dan Boschen, further detailing digital signal processing most applicable to practical real-world problems and applications in radio communication systems. Students need not have taken the prior course if they are familiar with fundamental DSP concepts such as the Laplace and Z transform and basic digital filter design principles. The course title has been changed with some minor additions but this is the same course that was previously taught titled “More DSP for Wireless Communications”, with the addition of Python demonstrations using Jupyter Notebooks.
This course brings together core DSP concepts to address signal processing challenges encountered in radios and modems for modern wireless communications. Specific areas covered include carrier and timing recovery, equalization, automatic gain control, and considerations to mitigate the effects of RF and channel distortions such as multipath, phase noise and amplitude/phase offsets.
Dan builds an intuitive understanding of the underlying mathematics through the use of graphics, visual demonstrations, and real-world applications for mixed signal (analog/digital) modern transceivers. This course is applicable to DSP algorithm development with a focus on meeting practical hardware development challenges, rather than a tutorial on implementations with DSP processors.
Now with Jupyter Notebooks!
This long-running IEEE Course has been updated to include Jupyter Notebooks which incorporates graphics together with Python simulation code to provide a “take-it-with-you” interactive user experience. No knowledge of Python is required but the notebooks will provide a basic framework for proceeding with further signal processing development using that tools for those that have interest in doing so.
This course will not be teaching Python, but using it for demonstration. A more detailed course on Python itself is covered in a separate IEEE Course “Python Applications for Digital Design and Signal Processing”.
Students will be encouraged but not required to bring a laptop to class, and all set-up information for installation will be provided prior to the start of class.
Target Audience: All engineers involved in or interested in signal processing for wireless communications. Students should have either taken the earlier course “DSP for Wireless Communications” or have been sufficiently exposed to basic signal processing concepts such as Fourier, Laplace, and Z-transforms, Digital filter (FIR/IIR) structures, and representation of complex digital and analog signals in the time and frequency domains. Please contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are uncertain about your background or if you would like more information on the course.
Benefits of Attending/ Goals of Course: Attendees will gain a strong intuitive understanding of the practical and common signal processing implementations found in modern radio and modem architectures and be able to apply these concepts directly to communications system design.
Topics / Schedule:
Class 1: DSP Review, Radio Architectures, Digital Mapping, Pulse Shaping, Eye Diagrams
Class 2: ADC Receiver, CORDIC Rotator, Digital Down Converters, Numerically Controlled Oscillators
Class 3: Digital Control Loops; Output Power Control, Automatic Gain Control
Class 4: Digital Control Loops; Carrier and Timing Recovery, Sigma Delta Converters
Class 5: RF Signal Impairments, Equalization and Compensation, Linear Feedback Shift Registers
Speaker’s Bio: Dan Boschen has a MS in Communications and Signal Processing from Northeastern University, with over 25 years of experience in system and hardware design for radio transceivers and modems. He has held various positions at Signal Technologies, MITRE, Airvana and Hittite Microwave designing and developing transceiver hardware from baseband to antenna for wireless communications systems. Dan is currently at Microchip (formerly Microsemi and Symmetricom) leading design efforts for advanced frequency and time solutions.