Faculty Advisor

Brown, Donald R

Abstract

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) education is often limited by the high cost to entry for the platforms commonly used in college laboratories. Since most students cannot reasonably afford a $400 board (in addition to a textbook, tuition, etc.), this project created a new DSP platform at a much more reasonable price ($50), while maintaining the same level of educational content and value. The new platform consists of hardware designed for audio processing using Microchip's dsPIC33F microcontroller, as well as a set of software libraries to facilitate its use. New laboratory assignments were also formulated to achieve the same learning outcomes as the assignments that use the more expensive hardware.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2009

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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