M.E. Electronics & Comm. Engg:Digital Signal Processors

Thapar University
In Patiala

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  • Master
  • Patiala

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Semester

Advanced Digital signal Processing
Advanced Optical Communication Systems
Research Methodology
Digital VLSI Design
Microelectronics Technology

Second Semester

Advanced Solid State Devices
Advanced Communication Techniques
Hardware Description Languages

Third Semester

CDMA and GSM Systems
Thesis (starts)

Fourth Semester


Digital Signal Processors

An Introduction to DSP Processors: Advantages of DSP, characteristics of DSP systems, classes of DSP applications, DSP processor embodiment and alternatives, Fixed Vs Floating point processors, fixed point and Floating point Data Paths.

DSP Architecture: An introduction to Harvard Architecture, Differentiation between Von-Neumann and Harvard Architecture, Quantization and finite word length effects, Bus Structure, Central Processing Unit ? ALU, Accumulators, Barrel Shifters, MAC unit, compare, select, and store unit (CSSU), data addressing and program memory addressing.

Memory Architecture: Memory structures, features for reducing memory access required, wait states, external memory interfaces, memory mapping ? data memory, program memory and I/O memory, memory mapped registers.

Addressing: Various addressing modes - implied addressing, immediate data addressing, memory direct addressing, register direct and indirect addressing, and short addressing modes.

Instruction Set: Instruction types, various types registers, orthogonality, assembly language and application development.

Execution Control and Pipelining: Hardware looping, interrupts, stacks, pipelining and performance, pipelining depth, interlocking, branching effects, intefrrupt effects, instruction pipelining.

Peripherals: Serial ports, timers, parallel ports, bit I/O port, host ports, communication ports, on-chip A/D and D/A converters, external interrupts, on chip debugging facilities, power consumption and management.

Processors: Architecture and instruction set of TMS320C3X, TMS320C5X, TMS320C6X, ADSP 21XX DSP Chips, some example programs.

Applications: Synchronous serial interface, multichannel buffered serial port, CODEC -DSP interface, DSP based bio-telemetry receiver, speech processing and image processing systems, power meter, position control system for hard disc drive.

Recent Trends in DSP System Design: FPGA-Based DSP System Design, advanced development tools for FPGA, Development tools for Programmable DSPs ? an introduction to Code Composer Studio.

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