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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give the student understanding of electronic signals and knowledge in theory and practice about digital signal processing

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to

  • understand the basics of electronic signals
  • mathematically handle digital signals
  • handle digital media in the form of text, graphics, voice and image

Course contents

A. Signal Processing

  1. Introduction
  2. Signals and signal models
  3. Laplace transformation
  4. Matlab exercises
    4.1 Exercise 1
    4.2 Exercise 2
    B. Theory of DSP
  5. Introduction
  6. Signals and Spectra
    2.1 Signals and Fourier Transform
    2.2 Linear Systems
  7. Sampling
    3.1 Sampling in Time and Spectrum - Sampling
    3.2 Oversampling and Subsampling
  8. Quantising
    4.1 Analog/Digital-Converter
    4.2 Quantising Curve and Dynamic
    4.3 Quantising Error and Quantising Noise
    4.4 Digital/Analog-Converter
  9. FIR-Filters (Transversal Filters)
    5.1 Basics
    5.2 Realization
    C. Application of DSP in multimedia and in media
  10. Audio
  11. Graphics
  12. Video
  13. Data Compression (JPEG, MPEG)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge in mathematics and electronics

Previous course names

ABC of DSP, 2001 - 2006

Recommended or required reading

Material on the Internet

Study activities

  • Lectures - 66 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 12 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 49 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 49 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 84 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods


Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


Grahn Kaj


Grahn Kaj

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Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

2010-11-01 - Exams

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