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ECE 220: Continuous-Time Signals and Systems

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Introduction to the processing and analysis of continuous-time signals and systems in the time-domain via differential equations and in the transform-domain using Laplace and Fourier transforms. Specific topics include the frequency response of LTl systems, Bode plots, system functions, block diagrams, filter design, and a rigorous treatment of sampling and aliasing. Includes applications to communications, circuits, control, and signal processing. Students must register for lecture, lab, and recitation.

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Limited to 2 Attempts

First of two-semester sequence of courses providing mathematical background for many ECE courses taken in junior and senior years. Introduces methods of representing continuous time signals and systems, and interaction between signals and systems. Covers analysis of signals and systems via differential equations and transform methods; Laplace and Fourier transforms as convenient analysis tools; frequency response of systems; and stability of systems in time and frequency domains. Presents application examples from communications, circuits, control, and signal processing.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): MATH 203, 214

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Hours of Lab or Studio per week: 2

Students cannot receive credit for both ECE 220 and BENG 220.

Credits: 3


C or better in ECE 201 or equivalent.

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