ECE 210/211 - Summer 2017

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ECE 210 - Analog Signal Processing

ECE 211 - Topics in Analog Circuits and Systems

Course syllabus

Course homepage:

The course webpage will always have the most up-to-date information for the course. Any changes made, specially to the due dates, will be reflected in the course website, announced in class, and notified via email. Therefore, it is the students' responsibility to attend lectures, check their email, or check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Class Schedule Information: ECE 210 students must register for one lab and one lecture section. ECE 211 students must register for one lecture section.

Instructor: Prof. Yuting Chen,, ECEB 3060.

Teaching Assistant (TA) for section AB1 labs: Elad Yarkony,

Teaching Assistant (TA) for section AB2 labs: Binghui Wang,

Course Director: Prof. Erhan Kudeki,

Lectures: MTWRF, 10am-11:20am, ECEB 2015.

Lecture Attendance Policy: We invite relevant questions and comments during lectures. Address your questions and comments to the entire class; avoid disruptive behavior such as talking to neighbors, unless the instructor invites you to form discussion groups. Kindly turn off cell phones, laptop computers, and other electronic devices during lectures. Texting or Web browsing is not allowed in class.

Office hours: If you have questions or concerns, you may go to any hours that fit in your schedule (see office hour calendar).

Required textbook: Kudeki & Munson, Analog Signals and Systems Prentice Hall, 2009.

Daily reading assignments are shown in the Course Calendar.


Midterm exams will be combined for all sections of ECE 210 and 211.

ECE 210 students will take three midterm exams and a final exam.

ECE 211 students will take just the first two midterms. The second exam will serve as their final exam.

Midterm exams are scheduled during lecture time on:

The final exam (for 210 students) will take place on Friday, August 4, from 8am to 10am.

There are no scheduled make-up exams. If you have an unavoidable medical or personal emergency, an exception might be granted. To be eligible for a make-up exam, you must notify the instructor (not a TA) before the scheduled starting time of the exam, and you must fully document your absence. Students with documented disabilities must notify the lecture instructor at least one week before Midterm 1.

All exams and quizzes will be closed book, closed notes. Electronic devices of any sort such as calculators, laptops, PDAs, cellphones, pagers, iPods or other MP3 players etc. are not permitted.

Regrades: If you have questions about your exam score, you must contact the instructor within three teaching days after the exam is handed back during lecture. On a separate piece of paper, write why you think you should get more credit, staple this paper to your exam and give it to your instructor within three teaching days after the exam is handed back during lecture (if you pick it up late you do not get an extension).


Homework and homework-based quizes:

Thirdteen written assignments will be posted on the course website and will be due by the end of lecture on the due date (as posted on the homework calendar) in class. Late homework will receive no credit. Homework problems will be assigned so you will be prepared to demonstrate your proficiency on in-class quizzes and the exams. All homework problems should be completed, and a random problem from the set will be graded each time.

During the lecture when the homework is due, there will be a mini-quiz, which will consist of a problem based on the homework due that day. Quiz problems will be very similar to one of the homework problems.

The lowest homework and quiz scores will be dropped for 211 students and the lowest two homework and quiz scores will be dropped for 210 students.

Regrades: If you want to request a regrade of your homework or quiz, you must do so within a week of it being handed back during lecture. To request a regrade, on a separate piece of paper, write why you think you should get more credit. Staple this paper to your homework or quiz and then submit it to your instructor within a week of it being handed back (if you pick it up late you do not get an extension).


Labs (only ECE 210 students):

Five laboratory assignments will be given. For each lab session (see lab calendar), each student must bring the corresponding lab-handout, which will be available on the course web site. The first lab starts on the week of June 26.

The pre-lab assignment will be due right before the lab (see the lab calendar).

The lab report will be due by 2pm the day after the lab.

Each student has to turn in their own pre-lab and lab report.

Refer to the lab syllabus for more information on the labs.

Grading policy

It is the student's responsibility to check that the correct grades are entered in COMPASS2g. There will be no changes after a week past the lecture date when the corresponding hw, exam, quiz, pre-lab or lab is returned (missing that lecture or not picking up the document does not extend the timeframe).


Grading for ECE 210

Grading for ECE 211

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

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

Final Exam................23%

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

HW........................... 11%

HW............................. 10%

HW based quizzes.....11%

HW based quizzes...... 10%




Course description

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, July 7 (Chapters 1 through 6 in the course textbook). The second test will serve as the final exam for ECE 211 students.

Topical Prerequisities


Concurrent registration in differential equations

Physics-bases treatment of electricity and magnetism

Introductory exposure to circuit analysis

Course Prerequisites

Credit in ECE 110

Credit in PHYS 212

Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285 or MATH 286