ECE 210/211 Course Homepage


Analog Signal Processing (Spring 2015)


James Eden

Lara Waldrop

Weng Chew

Wei He



ECE210 AL1
ECE211 B
MTW F 9-10 a.m.

@1013  ECEB

ECE210 AL2
ECE211 E
MTW F 1 -2 p.m.

@1013  ECEB

ECE210 AL3
ECE211 F
MTW F 2-3 p.m.

@1013  ECEB

ECE210 AL4
ECE211 C
MTW F 10-11 p.m.

@1015  ECEB



2042 ECEB


5052 ECEB


5054 ECEB 

3058 ECEB


TA's: Xing Li, Jing Jiang, Yi Ren, Michael Breen, Aiyin Liu, Athindran Ramesh Kumar, Michael Qiao.

For questions on labs, homeworks and Compass grades please talk to the TA in charge :

  • Xing Li (labs)
  • Jing Jiang (HW)
  • Yi Ren (Compass grades)

For questions on website content or if links are broken, please contact Yi Ren.

Important Links:

Faculty and TA Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday office hours will be held in ECEB 3015.

Thursday office hour will be held in ECEB 4034.

Hrs. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3-4 Yi Ren   

 Athindran Ramesh Kumar 

(Weekly Review)

Michael Qiao

3:30-4:30    Lara Waldrop       
4-5 Wei He   Weng Chew    
4:30-5:30   Gary Eden      
5-6 Xing Li   Jing Jiang    
5:30-6:30   Aiyin Liu      
6-7  Michael Breen         

Lab Times:

In 4072 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg.

Hrs. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Aiyin Liu



Michael Qiao



Xing Li



Michael Breen



Yi Ren



Athindran Ramesh Kumar


Jing Jiang


About the Course:

ECE 210 is the first mathematically oriented course in the electrical and computer engineering curricula. The course begins by building on the circuit analysis concepts you learned in ECE 110 and then progresses into the more abstract world of Fourier and Laplace transforms. Much of what we will do will rely on your background in calculus. Our goal will be to apply mathematical tools to the analysis and design of signal processing systems, culminating in a thorough understanding of an AM radio receiver and the ability to design simple filters. ECE 210 deals with the processing of continuous-time, or analog signals. The follow-on course, ECE 310, covers the processing of sampled, or digital signals. ECE 211 is the first half of ECE 210. Students in ECE 211 should attend lectures approximately through Friday, March 13 (Chapters 1 through 6 in the course textbook).


Exams will be combined for all sections of ECE 210 and 211. ECE 210 students will take three evening tests and a final exam. ECE 211 students will take just the first two tests. The second test will serve as the final exam for ECE 211 students. Times for the tests are 7:00-8:15 p.m., Thursday, Feburary 19, 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday, March 19 and 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday,  April 23. To compensate for the evening tests, class will be canceled on the next day after each test. A make-up midterm exam will be held at 7:30 PM on the same day as the regular midterm in order to accommodate students who have conflicts with the regular time. Students needing to take the conflict exam should contact Prof. Waldrop to register at least one week prior to the exam. Students who have conflicts with both the 5:30 PM conflict exam and the regular 7:00 PM exam will require approval from the Dean in order to take a seperate make-up exam. 

The final Exam will be held on Friday, May 8 from 7pm - 10pm. Exam locations are to be announced. The conflict will be on Monday, May 11 from 8am - 11am at ECEB 2017.

Hour Exam Regrades:

Students may request a regrade of their midterm in writing, whereby the nature of the suspected grading error or overlooked work is described in detail on a seperate page and stapled to the exam itself as a cover sheet. Regrade requests can be submitted to any course instructor or TA, but requests must be received within one week of the exam review session.

Absences from Hour Exams:

If you miss an hour exam due to illness, injury, family emergency or other reasons beyond your control, you will be asked to provide your professor with an absence letter from the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students. Documentation which validates the absence is required by the Dean's Office to provide the absence letter. The absence letter will serve to verify the reason for your absence from the exam. Your ECE 210 professor will then take an appropriate action that may include offering an oral examination or written examination.
Exam Review Session Time:
Review Session 1 Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm ECEB 1013
Review Session 2 Tuesday, Mar. 17, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm ECEB 1013
Review Session 3 Tuesday, Apr. 21, 7:30 pm - 9:00 PM ECEB 1013





Written assignments will be made weekly on the link "Homework Assignments and Homework/Exam Solutions" and will be due on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the homework mailbox which is located on the third floor of ECEB, next to the northeast stairs. The request for regrades must be written neatly on a plain white sheet of paper, stapled to the homework and must be dropped in the section homework box that they belong to within one week of the homework being returned. Late homework will receive NO CREDIT. The lowest homework mark will be dropped for 211 students and the lowest two homework marks will be dropped for 210 students. You can check your homework marks on Illinois Compass 2g.

Please visit the "Homework Assignments and Homework/Exam Solutions" link for information about the homework format and policy.

Labs (only ECE 210 students):

Five bi-weekly laboratory assignments will be given, beginning approximately three weeks after the semester starts (details to follow soon)More information about the labs on the following link: Lab Syllabus and Assignments


Required: Kudeki & Munson, Analog Signals and Systems Prentice Hall, 2009. Daily reading assignments are shown in the Course Calendar.

The Link below is provided by HKN, which contains some useful resources to help student better understanding course materials.

Exam 1 review pdf

Exam 2 review silde      Exam 2 review pdf

Exam 3 review pdf

Opportunities for hobbyists from IEEE Spectrum:

Grading for ECE 210:

Grading for ECE 211:

3 Tests.............. 45%

Test 1................ 35%

Final Exam........ 30%

Test 2................ 45%

Written HW...... 15%

Written HW....... 20%

Labs.................. 10%