More Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for Wireless Communications

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

Before Early Registration Date:
Members $340
Non-members $375

After Early Registration Date:
Members $375
Non-members $440

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel
15 Middlesex Canal Park Road
Woburn, MA 01801

Phone 781-245-5405

If paying by check, the check must be received before the appropriate dates for Early Registration and Decision Dates.

Make Checks payable and send to:
IEEE Boston Section
One Centre Street, Suite 203
Wakefield, MA 01880

Speaker: Dan Boschen, Microsemi

Course Overview:

More Digital Signal Processing (DSP) For Wireless Communications

Course Summary
This course is a continuation of the IEEE course “DSP for Wireless Communications” also taught by Dan Boschen, detailing digital signal processing most applicable to practical real world problems and applications in radio communication systems. Students need not have taken the Part I course if they are familiar with basic DSP concepts.

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.

Target Audience:
All engineers involved in or interested in signal processing for wireless communications. Students should have either taken the first part of this 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 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, Transforms, Mapping to Digital, 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 20 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 Microsemi (formerly Symmetricom) leading design efforts for advanced frequency and time solutions.

For more background information, please view Dan’s Linked-In page at: