Circuits and signal processing

Circuits and signal processing research looks to enhance the speed, reliability, energy-efficiency, manufacturability, and computer-aided design of circuits and systems. Design, modeling, and testing are integral parts of this process.

Current research projects include robust, low-power nanoscale integrated circuit design, systems-on-a-chip design for wireless communications, DSP-enhanced high-speed mixed-signal integrated circuit design, and the physics of integrated circuit failure. Work on computer-aided design includes hardware/software co-design, high-level and logic synthesis, compact modeling, physical design, and design for manufacturing.

Technology interacts with the world by detecting, transcoding, understanding and generating time-dependent and space-dependent signals in optical, electrical, textual, chemical, and acoustic media. Signal processing is a discipline of applied mathematics, concerned with the optimal detection, transcoding, understanding, and generation of signals. Current research projects include high-accuracy and/or high-efficiency processing of speech, audio, image and video signals, human-computer intelligent interaction, and visual analytics in domains including geospatial, social networking, free-field audio, bioelectric, and biomedical imaging.

Faculty with primary interest in this area

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Related courses

Number Title Prerequisites
ECE 310 Digital Signal Processing Credit in ECE 210 Website
ECE 311 Digital Signal Processing Lab Website
ECE 342 Electronic Circuits Credit in ECE 210 Website
ECE 343 Electronic Circuits Laboratory Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 342 Website
ECE 417 Multimedia Signal Processing Credit in ECE 313 or STAT 410
Credit in ECE 310
ECE 418 Introduction to Image and Video Processing Credit in ECE 310
Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 313 or IE 400 or MATH 461 or STAT 400 or STAT 410
Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 415
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ECE 420 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory Credit in ECE 310 Website
ECE 482 Digital IC Design Credit in ECE 198 KL or ECE 198 KL1 or ECE 198 KL2 or ECE 198 KL3 or ECE 220 or ECE 290
Credit in ECE 342
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ECE 483 Analog IC Design Credit in ECE 342 Website
ECE 513 Vector Space Signal Processing Credit in ECE 313 or STAT 410
Credit in ECE 410
Credit in MATH 415
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ECE 527 System-On-Chip Design Credit in ECE 391
Credit in ECE 425
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ECE 544 Topics in Signal Processing
ECE 544 MD Wavelets in Signal Processing Credit in ECE 551 Website
ECE 544 NA Topics in Signal Processing Website
ECE 544 PM Statistical Image and Video Processing Website
ECE 546 Advanced Signal Integrity
ECE 547 Topics in Image Processing Credit in ECE 313 or STAT 410
Credit in ECE 410
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ECE 551 Digital Signal Processing, II Credit in ECE 313
Credit in ECE 310
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ECE 552 Numerical Circuit Analysis Credit in ECE 210
Credit in MATH 415
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ECE 558 Digital Imaging Credit in ECE 310
Credit in ECE 313
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ECE 560 VLSI in Signal Processing and Communications Credit in ECE 410
ECE 581 Advanced Analog IC Design Credit in ECE 310
Credit in ECE 483
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ECE 582 Physical VLSI Design Credit in ECE 425 or ECE 482 Website
ECE 585 MOS Device Modeling & Design Credit in ECE 441