Transfer function? Poles?? Frequency Response??? Are these sections you skip over when reading electronics datasheets and application notes? Well, let’s put the shame behind us and finally learn these topics which are fundamental to being an electronics engineer. Come join us in learning the exciting world of Analog Signal Processing! We’re going to cut through most of the clutter usually taught in a core electrical & computer engineering course and present you the most basic and useful concepts within this discipline of electronics. You’ll learn powerful tools to help expand your knowledge as an engineer and/or an electronics hobbyist. The following topics will be covered:
- Complex numbers & impedance
- Common signals & classes of signals
- Linear systems & the impulse response
- Time-domain analysis of an RC Circuit
- Fourier Series
- Fourier Transform
- Laplace Transform
- Frequency-domain analysis of an RC Circuit
- Ideal & Practical filters
- AM Modulation
- Sampling Theorem & Aliasing
The overarching theme of the class is to emphasize why analyzing signals & systems in the time domain is inefficient and why you should do it in the frequency domain instead. Along the way we’ll learn useful tools which have countless real-world applications. We end the class with sampling an analog signal and turning it into a digital signal for use within a computer.
The class is quite heavy in mathematics, so be prepared. Attendees who want to grasp everything should have at least some Calculus experience (know what derivatives & integrals are). Come early if you would like to review some math. The class will be all whiteboard & markers so you aren’t required to bring anything. You can bring a notebook to take notes if you like. There is a lot of material to cover, so it’s possible the class might run long depending on how savvy the audience is. Either way, you’re more than welcome to stay after and discuss signal processing applications or anything else with electronics.
- Who: Anyone (Open to the Public)
- When: Monday, February 18th – 7:00pm to 9:00pm; Come at 6:30pm for math review.
- Where: 3519 N. Elston – 2nd Floor in the Electronics Lab
- Cost: FREE