Professors Berry, Chang, Doering, Estrada, Grigg, Herniter, Hong, Hudson, Kim, Miller, Moore, Padgett, Rostamkolai, Simoni, Song, Throne, Walter, Wheeler, and Yoder.

ECE 160 Engineering Practice  0R-4L-2C  F,W  Prereq: none
An introduction to electrical and computer engineering, systems engineering design, programming, microcontrollers, soldering and circuit building.  Students will work individually and on teams to complete projects and create a system for an end of term competition.  Students will also learn about technical documentation and communication.  Topics include functions, arrays, conditionals, loops, Boolean algebra, wireless communication, resistors, transistors, diodes motors, sensor, analog and digital inputs and outputs. 

ECE180 Introduction to Signal Processing  3R-3L-4C  F, W, S  Pre: MA112 and either ECE160, or CSSE120 or prior programming experience
An introduction to discrete-time signal processing applied to audio, images, and video. Topics include phasor representation of sinusoidal signals, complex arithmetic, sampling, signal spectra, linear time-invariant systems, frequency response, convolution, filter implementation, and MATLAB programming. Integral laboratory.

ECE 203 DC Circuits  3R-3L-4C  S,F  Prereq: MA111 and PH112
A review of the definition of voltage, current, energy and power.  An introduction to Ohm’s Law, ideal DC independent and dependent voltage and current sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors, and operational amplifiers.  Circuit analysis and simplification by using series, parallel, and Wye-Delta reduction, Kirchhoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, Thevenin, Norton and Maximum Power Theorems, superposition, and source transformations.  An integral laboratory to build electric circuits and measure voltage, current, resistance and power. 

ECE 204 AC Circuits  3R-3L-4C  F,W  Prereq: PH113 and either ECE203 with a grade of C or better or ES203 with a grade of C or better
Capacitance, Self and Mutual Inductance. Root-mean-square values of waveforms. Application of phasors to sinusoidal steady-state. Impedance of circuit elements. Mesh and Nodal Analysis applied to ac circuits. Thevenin and Norton theorems applied to ac circuits. Single-phase ac power. Power factor correction. Voltage regulation and efficiency of feeders. Balanced three-phase systems. Ideal and non-ideal transformer models. Integral laboratory.

ECE 205 Circuits and Systems  3R-3L-4C  W, S  Prereq: MA211, ECE180, RH131 and either ECE203  with a grade of C or better or ES203 with a grade of C or better
Introduction to 1st and 2nd order circuits and review of differential equations. Bode plots. System classification, impulse and step response, convolution. Laplace and inverse Laplace transforms, block and signal flow diagrams. Benefits of feedback. Modeling and simulating electrical systems. Matlab and Simulink. Integral laboratory.

ECE 206 Elements of Electrical Engineering  4R-0L-4C  W,S  Prereq: MA 211
A course designed for engineers (other than electrical or computer) covering analysis of passive circuits, introduction to op-amps, instrumentation, sinusoidal steady-state, a-c power, and induction motors. EE and CPE majors may not take this course.

ECE 230 Introduction to Embedded Systems  3R-3L-4C W, S  Pre: ECE233, CSSE 120 and ECE160
Sensors and actuators. Input and output devices. Microcontroller architecture. Standard communications protocols. Interrupt generation and processing. Data representation and storage. Memory management. The C programming language and programming styles. Integral laboratory and a term project.

ECE 233 Introduction to Digital Systems  3R-3L-4C  F, W  Pre: CSSE 120 or ECE160 
Number systems, Binary arithmetic, logic gates, forming logic circuits. Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps. Propagation delay, hazards, common Combinational logic circuits, structures, and design. Contraction, latches, flip-flops, finite state machines, counters, Sequential circuit timing, and designing Sequential circuits. Register design, control and datapath design. Basic computer architecture, including memory. Integral laboratory.

ECE 250 Electronic Device Modeling   3R-3L-4C S, F Pre: ECE204 or ECE205. For non-EE and non-Cpe majors: ES203 with B or better
Modeling, analysis, and simulation of electronic circuits that contain two-terminal and threeterminal semiconductor devices. Large-signal, biasing, and small-signal analysis models. 

Introduction to wave shaping circuits, switching circuits, and amplifiers. Integral laboratory.

ECE 300 Continuous-Time Signals Systems   3R-3L-4C  F,W,S  Prereq: ECE 205, MA 211, MA 212
Signal modeling. Fourier series and Fourier transforms. Response of systems to periodic and aperiodic signals. Filter characterization and design. Ideal and practical sampling. Use of numerical analysis software. Integral laboratory

ECE 310 Communication Systems  3R-3L-4C  F,S  Prereq: ECE 380
Transmission of information over bandlimited, noisy communication channels. Line codes, probability of error, intersymbol interference. Modulation techniques, synchronization and frequency conversion. Integral laboratory.

ECE 312 Communication Networks   4R-0L-4C  W  Prereq: MA381, CSSE120
Layered architectures. Circuit and packet switching. The ISO Reference Model. Point-to-point protocols, error control, framing. Accessing shared media, local area networks. Virtual circuits, datagrams, routing, congestion control. Queuing theory. Reliable message transport, internetworking.

ECE 320 Linear Control Systems  3R-3L-4C  F,W  Prereq: ECE 300 and either ECE 230 or ME 430
Analysis of linear control systems using classical and modern control theories in both continuous and discrete time. Plant representation, closed loop system representation, time response, frequency response, concept of stability. Root locus, Bode, and Nyquist methods. Computer modeling and simulation of feedback systems, implementation of discrete-time algorithims on microcontrollers.

ECE 331 Embedded System Design  3R-3L-4C  W,S  Prereq: CSSE 232, ECE 250
Microcontroller architecture. Software development in both assembly language and the C programming language. Real-time event measurement and generation. Interrupt design and applications. Interfacing with peripheral digital and analog devices. Integrated development and debugging environment. Design and implementation of embedded systems for control, measurement, and display, etc. Integral laboratory. Credit cannot be obtained for both ECE 331 and ECE 430.

ECE 332 Computer Architecture II  4R-0L-4C  S  Prereq: CSSE 232
Instruction-Level Parallelism. Pipelining. Data Hazards. Exceptions. Branch Prediction. Multilength Instructions. Loop Unrolling. TI C6000 Digital Signal Processor. Cache. Memory. MSP430 Microcontroller. PIC Microcontroller. Intel Itanium. Multiprocessors. Hardware Multithreading. Graphics Processors. Supercomputers. 

ECE 340 Electromagnetic Fields  4R-0L-4C  F,W  Prereq: ECE 204, MA 211, MA 212
Static and dynamic fields. Electric and magnetic properties of materials. Energy, force and power. Resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Application in sensing and actuation. Maxwell’s equations. Introduction to electromagnetic waves. Use of vector calculus and numeric approximation. Technical reports and/or term papers.

ECE 341 Electromagnetic Waves  4R-0L-4C  W,S  Prereq: ECE 340
Wave propagation and reflection. Power and lossy materials. Quasistatic analysis. Steady-state and transient analysis of transmission lines. Application in high-speed systems. Introduction to antennas. Technical reports and/or term papers.

ECE 342 Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility  3R-3L-4C  F,S  Prereq: ECE 300 and Computer Engineering Major
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations and measurement. Frequency behavior of passive components. Electromagnetic fields and waves. Transient behavior of transmission lines. Dipole and monopole antennas. Four coupling mechanisms: electrical and magnetic fields, common impedance, and electromagnetic wave. Conducted emissions. Radiated emissions. Electromagnetic shielding and grounding.

ECE 343 High-Speed Digital Design  3R-3L-4C  F,S  Prereq: ECE 300 and Computer Engineering Major
Signal path modeling through connecting lengths of transmission lines with lumped element models of discontinuities. Circuit parameters from geometries and material properties for resistance, capacitance, inductance and transmission line segments. Lossless and lossy transmission line circuit modeling. High-frequency and high-speed behavior of passive components. Frequency spectrum of digital signals. Digital device driver and receiver modeling. Transmission line impedance discontinuity and termination techniques. Electric and magnetic field coupling mechanisms for capacitive and inductive crosstalk. Ground noise, power plane noise and resonance. Signal and power integrity issues in high-speed digital systems at both the printed-circuit board and chip levels.

ECE 351 Analog Electronics   3R-3L-4C  F,W  Prereq: ECE 205, ECE 250
Amplifier design and analysis including discrete and integrated circuit topologies. Cascaded amplifier, input and output stages, frequency response. Linear and non-linear op-amp circuits. Introduction to the non-ideal properties of op-amps. Integral laboratory.

ECE 362 Principles of Design  3R-0L-3C   F ,S  Prereq: ECE204, ECE205, ECE230, ECE233, ECE250 and ECE300
A formal design course that emphasizes the design process. Project management, project reporting and decision-making are learned by student teams as they carry a project through several stages of a formal design process.

ECE 370 Power & Energy Systems  3R-1L-4C  F,S  Prereq: ECE204
Analysis of generation systems consisting of: modeling of synchronous and induction generators, examination of fossil, nuclear, hydroelectric, solar, and wind technologies. Analysis of transmission and distribution systems consisting of modeling: power transformers, transmission lines, switchgear, and protection systems. Analysis of customer systems consisting of modeling: induction motors, linear and non-linear loads.

ECE 371 Sustainable Energy Systems  3R-3L-4C  W,S  Prereq: ECE204
Conventional and modern sources of energy for power generation in electric power industry with the imposed economic, regulatory, and environmental constraints. Wind, solar-photovoltaic, micro-hydropower, and fuel cell systems. Integral laboratory.

ECE 380 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems  4R-0L-4C  F,W  Prereq: ECE 300 and MA381
System properties: linearity and time-invariance. Sampling and reconstruction. Convolution in discrete-time systems. Z-transform, FIR and IIR filters. Discrete-time filter design. Discrete Fourier transform. Random Variables and Random Processes.

ECE 398 Undergraduate Projects  1-4C Arranged Prereq: Consent of instructor
Special design or research projects.

ECE 412 Software Defined Radio 3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: ECE 380 and ECE 310 or consent of instructor
A software-defined radio (SDR) is characterized by its flexibility: Simply modifying software can completely change the radio’s functionality. This course addresses many of the choices an SDR designer must make to build a complete digital radio. Topics could include: modeling corruption, (de)modulation, AGC, filtering, bits to symbols, carrier and timing recovery, pulse shaping, equalization, coding, noise figure for the RF front end, and clock-jitter of the A/D. In the integral laboratory students will use LabVIEW to create a complete digital radio using the NI USRP 2920 platform.

ECE 414 Wireless Systems  4R-0L-4C  W  Prereq: ECE 310
Introduction to wireless communications and networks. Wireless channel models, vector space, modulation and demodulation, optimal receiver design, equalization, channel capacity, multipleaccess techniques, spread spectrum, and multiple-antenna systems.  Additional recommended prerequisite: MA371 or MA373 with a grade of B or higher. 

ECE 415 Wireless Electronics  2R-6L-4C  Prereq: Consent of instructor
Design, fabrication, and testing of a high frequency transmitter-receiver system including but not limited to oscillators, mixers, filters, amplifiers, and matching networks. Integral laboratory.

ECE 416 Introduction to MEMS: Fabrication and Applications   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: JR or SR standing
Properties of silicon wafers; wafer-level processes, surface and bulk micromachining, thin-film deposition, dry and wet etching, photolithography, process integration, simple actuators. Introduction to microfluidic systems. MEMS applications: capacitive accelerometer, cantilever and pressure sensor. Cross-listed with CHE 405, EP 410, and ME 416.

ECE 418 Fiber Optic Systems   4R-0L-4C  S  Prereq: ECE 310 or consent of instructor
Analysis and design of common photonic systems such as fiber optic communication links, optical sensing systems, and optical networks. Topics include basic architectures, component overview, system design, and expected degradations along with mitigation techniques. An oral presentation of a technical paper is required.

ECE 419 Advanced MEMS: Modeling and Packaging  3R-3L-4C   F Prereq: EP410 or equivalent course
Design process, modeling; analytical and numerical. Actuators; dynamics and thermal issues. Use of software for layout and simulation. Characterization and reliability of MEMS devices. Electrical interfacing and packaging of MEMS. Microsensors, microfluidic systems, applications in engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics. Cross-listed with EP 411, and CHE 419.

ECE 420 Discrete-Time Control Systems  4R-0L-4C  F  Prereq: ECE 320 or ME 406
Sampled systems and z-transforms. Transfer function and state-variable models of systems. Discrete-time control of systems including state variable feedback and observer construction.

ECE425 Introduction to Mobile Robotics  3R-3L-4C  W  Prereq: CSSE 120 and (ECE 320 or ME 406 or BE 350 or CHE 440)
This course will introduce the basic principles of mobile robotics history, theory, hardware and control. Topics will include robot components, effectors and actuators, locomotion, sensors, feedback control, control architectures, representation, localization and navigation. This is a project-oriented course and the student will have hands-on experience with a real mobile robot. The student will be required to complete several laboratory assignments and a multidisciplinary team design project.

ECE 430 Microcontroller-Based Systems   3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: ECE 250 for ECE students, consent of instructor for other students.
Microcontroller register set, addressing modes and instruction set. Microcontroller peripheral support modules. Assembly language and C programming. Fundamental data structures. Interrupts. Real time programming. Data communications. Microcontroller interface to displays, digital and analog devices, sensors, and actuators. Embedded system design, implementation and applications. Integrated development environment. Formal final report and oral presentation. Integral laboratory. Credit cannot be obtained for both ECE 331 and ECE 430.

ECE 452 Power Electronics  3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: ECE 250
Analysis and design of networks that use electronic devices as power switches. Silicon-controlled rectifiers, power transistors, and power MOSFETS are used to form phase-controlled rectifiers, AC voltage controllers, choppers, and inverters. Integral laboratory.

ECE 454 System Level Analog Electronics  3R-3L-4C  W  Prereq: ECE 351
Analysis and design of Op-Amp circuits: wave shaping circuits, Schmitt triggers, power amplifiers, high power buffers, controlled current sources, peak detectors, sample and hold circuits. Precision Op-Amp Circuits. Non-ideal properties of Op-Amps. Integral laboratory.

ECE 460 Engineering Design I   1R-6L-3C   F, W   Prereq: ECE362
For EE: Prereq or concurrent registration in the remainder of ECE230, ECE310, ECE320, ECE341, ECE351, ECE370 or ECE371, ECE380
For CPE: Prereq or concurrent registration in the remainder of CSSE332 or CSSE230, ECE250, ECE230, ECE312, ECE332, ECE343, ECE380 or ECE320
A continuation of a sequence of formal design courses that emphasizes completion of a client-driven project using a formal design process. Student teams carry a project from inception to completion to satisfy the need of a client. Integral laboratory.

ECE 461 Engineering Design II  1R-9L-4C  W, S  Prereq: ECE460
Continuation of the design project from ECE460. Integral laboratory.

ECE 462 Engineering Design III   1R-3L-2C  W,S  Prereq: ECE461
Completion of the design project from ECE 460 and ECE 461. Integral laboratory.

ECE 466 Consulting Engineering Seminar  2R-0L-2C  Prereq: Junior class standing
Discussion problems in the field of consulting engineering; seminars presented by practicing consulting engineers. Cross-listed with BE 400, ME 420, CHE 420, and CE 420.

ECE 470 Power Systems I   3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: ECE 370
Per-unit concepts. Modeling and analysis of synchronous machines. Configuration of transmission and distribution lines. Modeling of power system components. Formulation of power flow equations. Computer solutions of the load-flow problem. Fault-level evaluation by symmetrical components. Principles of grounding. Integral laboratory.

ECE 471 Industrial Power Systems  4R-0L-4C  W  Prereq: ECE 370
Design and analysis techniques for low and medium voltage power distribution systems. Harmonics, transients, system coordination, reliability and economics. A design project is carried throughout the course.

ECE 472 Power Systems II   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: ECE 470
Power system protection and stability. Design and application of relaying schemes for protection of transformers, buses, distribution lines, transmission lines, generators, motors, capacitors, and reactors. Power system stability and generator rotor dynamics phenomenon with use of the equal-area criterion. Integral laboratory.

ECE 473 Control of Power Systems   3R-3L-4C  W  Prereq: Senior standing or consent of instructor
Principles of interconnected operation of power systems. Optimum scheduling of generation using economic dispatch and unit commitment. Primary and secondary load-frequency control. Voltage and reactive-power flow control. Principles of state estimation. Integral laboratory.

ECE 480/OE 437 Introduction to Image Processing   3R-3L-4C   W   Prereq: MA 212
Basic techniques of image processing. Discrete and continuous two dimensional transforms such as Fourier and Hotelling. Image enhancement through filtering and histogram modification. Image restoration through inverse filtering. Image segmentation including edge detection and thresholding. Introduction to image encoding. Relevant laboratory experiments.

ECE 481 Electronic Music Synthesis   4R-0L-4C  S  Prereq: ECE 380
Analog synthesis techniques. Instrument control using MIDI. FM, additive and subtractive synthesis. Physical modeling and sound spatialization. Course project.

ECE 483 DSP System Design   3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: ECE 380 and MA 381
Study of finite word length effects in DSP systems. Cascaded filter structures. Coefficient quantization, roundoff noise, scaling for overflow prevention. Discrete-time noise, filtering noise, power spectral density. Polyphase filtering, interpolation and decimation. Implementation and system design and test issues for a SSB communication system. Integral laboratory based on a fixed point programming project.

ECE 497 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering   1-4C arranged  Prereq: Consent of instructor and department head
Topics of current interest to undergraduate students.

ECE 498 Undergraduate Projects  1-4C   Arranged  Prereq: Consent of instructor
Special design or research projects.

ECE CPT Curricular Practical Training (CPT) 1R-0L-1C  Prereq: Consent of Department Head
Any international student with an F-1 Visa employed by any company in the form of an internship, co-op, or practicum must enroll in a CPT course. The CPT experience is to be complimentary training to the student's curriculum and should contribute substantially to his/her learning experience. Students must have an offer of employment from a company prior to registering for this course. The CPT must be approved by the Department Head, Director of International Student Services, and the student's advisor. Students are required to submit a report at the conclusion of the employment to his/her instructor to receive a grade for the CPT experience.


ECE 510 Error Correcting Codes  4R-0L-4C F (odd years) Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 310, or ECE 310 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Coding for reliable digital communication. Topics to be chosen from: Hamming and BCH codes, Reed-Solomon codes, convolutional codes, Viterbi decoding, turbo codes, and recent developments, depending on interests of class and instructor. Mathematical background will be developed as needed.

ECE 511 Data Communications  4R-0L-4C F (even years) Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 310 and MA 381, or ECE 310 and MA 381 with a grade of B or better in both courses, or consent of instructor
Design of digital communication systems. Autocorrelation function and power spectrum, vector space models of signals and noise, optimal receiver structures and performance, bandlimited channels and equalization, convolutional coding.

ECE 516 Introduction to MEMS: Fabrication and Applications   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: JR or SR standing
Properties of silicon wafers; wafer-level processes, surface and bulk micromachining, thin-film deposition, dry and wet etching, photolithography, process integration, simple actuators. Introduction to microfluidic systems. MEMS applications: capacitive accelerometer, cantilever and pressure sensor.
Cross-listed with BE 516, CHE 505, EP 510, and ME 516.

ECE 519 Advanced MEMS: Modeling and Packaging  3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: EP410 or equivalent course
Design process, modeling; analytical and numerical. Actuators; dynamics and thermal issues. Use of software for layout and simulation. Characterization and reliability of MEMS devices. Electrical interfacing and packaging of MEMS. Microsensors, microfluidic systems, applications in engineering, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Cross-listed with ME 519, EP 511, and CHE 519.

ECE530 Advanced Microcomputers   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 331 or ECE 230; or ECE 331 or ECE 230 with a grade of B or better; or consent of instructor
32-bit microcontroller architecture. Software development in both assembly language and C language. Hardware interfacing. Use of a real-time-operating system (RTOS). System-on-a-chip (SOC) hardware/software design using a field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip containing an embedded microcontroller cores. Software debugging tools. Integral laboratory.

ECE 531  Digital Test and Product Engineering  3R-3L-4C  S  Pre: Graduate standing and ECE230 Intro to Embedded Systems, ECE233 Intro to Digital Systems and ECE250 Electronic Device Modeling; or ECE230, ECE233, and ECE250 with grades of B or better in all three courses; or consent of instructor. 
Industrial testing techniques for microcontrollers and other digital integrated circuits. Includes common digital system fault modeling, test generation, and design for testability in addition to memory testing strategies. Integral labs using an industrial grade automatic test environment (ATE).

ECE534 Advanced Signal and Power Integrity   4R-0L-4C  W  Prereq: Graduate Standing and ECE341, ECE342, or ECE343; or ECE341, ECE342, or ECE343 with a grade of B or better, or ECE342 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Signal and power integrity modeling and measurement in high-speed digital systems at IC, PCB, and chassis levels. High-frequency behavior of passive components and packages. Behavior and SPICE models of drivers and receivers. Lossy transmission lines and discontinuity characterization. Mixedmode s-parameters and other network parameters. Frequency and time-domain modeling of capacitive and inductive crosstalk. Differential signaling techniques; timing conventions. Synchronization. Signal equalization. Power plane noise and resonance. High-speed PCB design guidelines. Measurement techniques including time-domain reflectometry, vector network analyzer and impedance analyzer. PCB simulation. Full-wave simulations.

ECE 535 Design of Fault-Tolerant Systems   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and CSSE 232 or ECE 333; or CSSE 232 with a grade of B or better, or ECE 333 with a grade of B or better; or consent of intrusctor
Methods of designing dependable electronic systems using fault-tolerance techniques. Dependability attributes: reliability, availability, safety, fault modeling. Techniques to evaluate electronic systems' dependability such as reliability block diagrams, Markov processes, FMECA (failure mode effects and critically analysis), and FTA (fault tree analysis). Design and analysis of fault-tolerant systems using hardware or information or time or software redundancy.

ECE540 Antenna Engineering  3R-3L-4C  W  Prereq: Graduate Standing, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor.
Electromagnetic radiation, antenna terminology and characteristics, dipole antennas, arrays, aperture antennas, measurements, computer-aided analysis, design projects and reports.

ECE541 Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Engineering  4R-0L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE341, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Wave-guiding structures, microwave network analysis, scattering parameters, Z, Y and ABCD parameters, passive devices and components, design, fabrication, simulation and measurement of microwave devices and components, matching strategies, multi-conductor transmission lines and crosstalk.

ECE542 Advanced Electromagnetics  4R-0L-4C  F  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE341, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Maxwell’s equations, EM field theorems, potential functions, power and energy, material properties, wave propagation, reflection and transmission, radiation, scattering, Green's functions, metamaterials and metamaterial-inspired structures, modeling & simulation, measurement technique.

ECE543 Electromagnetic Metamaterials  4R-0L-4C  Pre: Graduate Standing, or ECE341 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Electromagnetic fundamentals, control of permittivity and permeability, dispersion, causality, double-negative materials, epsilon near-zero materials, transmission line-based metamaterials, composite right/left handed wave-guiding structures, even/odd mode analysis,  differential signaling, electromagnetic bandgap structures, phase control, dual band devices, enhanced bandwidth devices, zeroth-order resonators, full wave simulation, device fabrication and laboratory measurement. 

ECE551 Digital Integrated Circuit Design  3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: Graduate standing, or ECE333 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Design, performance analysis, and physical layout of CMOS logic. Custom and standard cell methodologies. Use of commercial CAD tools. Design issues such as interconnect, timing, and testing methods. Integral laboratory and project.

ECE552 Analog Integrated Circuit Design  3R-3L-4C  W  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE351 and ECE380, or ECE351 and ECE380 with a grade of B or better in both courses, or consent of instructor
Design, performance analysis, and physical layout of analog integrated circuits. Focus on operational amplifier design and op-amp circuits. Introduction to mixed-signal circuit design such as switch-capacitors, A/D, or D/A systems. Integral laboratory and design project.

ECE553 Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design 3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing, or ECE310 and ECE351 with a grades of B or better, or consent of instructor
Design, analysis, and physical layout of high-frequency analog integrated-circuits for modern RF transceivers. Circuit design for each primary transceiver component. General issues such as impedance matching and design of inductors on integrated circuits. Integral laboratory and design project.

ECE554 Instrumentation  4R-0L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE351, or ECE351 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor
Transducers and their applications. Analog signal processing techniques using operational amplifiers. A/D and D/A converters. Protection from electric shock. Measurement of biological potential waveforms (ECG, EMG, EEG, ENG, EOG, ERG). Ultrasound techniques and instrumentation. X-ray CAT techniques. No laboratory, but many in-class demonstrations and emphasis on circuit simulation.

ECE556 Power Electronics: DC Power Supplies  3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 351; or ECE 351 with a grade of B or better; or consent of instructor
Analysis and design of AC-DC and DC-DC converters. Linear, basic switching, charge-pump, and fly-back topologies. Introduction to devices used in a power switching supplies. Thermal management. Integral laboratory.

ECE 557 Analog Test and Product Engineering  3R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE 300 and ECE 351; or ECE 300 and ECE351 with grades of B or better in both courses; or consent of instructor
Fundamental skills necessary to be an industrial integrated circuit test engineer or product engineer. Includes the economics associated with testing, impact of fabrication variation on devices, instrumentation associated with industrial testing, turning a data sheet into a test plan, industrial testing techniques for analog circuits, trade-offs between test time and test accuracy, statistical analysis of the data and statistical process control, the use of device interface boards necessary to control device loading for different tests. Integral labs with an industrial grade automatic tester (ATE).

ECE 558  Mixed-Signal Test and Product Engineering  3R-3L-4C  W  Pre: Graduate standing and ECE300 Continuous Time Signals and Systems, ECE233 Intro to Digital Systems, and ECE351 Analog Electronics; or ECE300, ECE233, and ECE351 with grades of B or better in all three courses; or consent of instructor. 
Industrial testing techniques for AC and DC tests of mixed-signal integrated circuits using an automatic test environment (ATE). Includes the structure and operation of comparators and standard data converters (DACs, ADCs), common data converter datasheet specifications, impact of data converter design on testing strategies, and statistical analysis of accuracy-time trade-offs. Integral labs using an industrial grade ATE.

ECE580 Digital Signal Processing  4R-0L-4C  W  Prereq: Graduate standing, or ECE380 and MA381 with grades of B or better, or consent of instructor. MA367 with a grade of B or higher recommended.
Digital filters. Fundamental concepts of digital signal processing. Analysis of discrete-time systems. Sampling and reconstruction. Theory and application of z-transforms. Design of recursive and nonrecursive digital filters. Window functions. Discrete Fourier transforms and FFT algorithm.

ECE 581 Digital Signal Processing Projects  2R-2L-2 or 4C  Prereq: ECE 580 or concurrent registration
Computer-aided design of digital filters and other DSP modules. Software and hardware realization using modern DSP chips. DSP chip architectures, C-language programming, and interfacing techniques. Optional advanced project may be done to earn four credit hours; otherwise two credit hours are given. Integral laboratory.

ECE582 Advanced Image Processing 3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: CSSE 120 or ME 123 and SR standing or GR standing.
Introduction to image segmentation and recognition. Use of neural networks, fuzzy logic and morphological methods for feature extraction.   Advanced segmentation, detection, recognition and interpretation. Relevant laboratory experiments and required project.  Cross-listed with OE 537. 

ECE 583 Pattern Recognition  3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: MA 381 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor, or graduate standing
Bayesian decision theory, parameter estimation, non-parametric techniques, linear discriminant functions, supervised learning, unsupervised learning and clustering, artificial neural networks, ensemble classifiers.

ECE 584 Medical Imaging Systems   4R-0L-4C  Prereq: Graduate standing and ECE300, or ECE300 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor.
Engineering principles of major imaging techniques/modalities for biomedical applications and health care including diagnostic x-ray, computed tomography, nuclear techniques, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Topics include general characteristics of medical images; physical principles, signal processing to generate an image, and instrumentation of imaging modalities. Clinical applications of these technologies are also discussed. Same as BE541.

ECE 597 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering   4C  Prereq: Consent of instructor
Special topics of current interest to graduate students and senior undergraduates.

ECE 598 Thesis Research  1-4C  Arranged
Thesis topic selected in consultation with adviser. Graduate students only.