BIMDA16-DSP Architecture

Module Provider: School of Biological Sciences
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Prof Simon Sherratt

Email: r.s.sherratt@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
This module aims to reinforce the DSP understanding of the students with an exploration of hardware structures and the related programming techniques.

Assessable learning outcomes:
An understanding of hardware structures and the related programming languages for real time DSP. To gain an in-depth understanding of practical implementation of DSP filters and algorithms as well as the trade-off between accuracy and complexity.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
1. Von Neumann and Havard architectures 2. Digital signal processors and programming 3. Case study (e.g. TMS320 series) 4. Introduction to FPGA 5. Case study (an FPGA based real-time DSP system)

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lectures and practicals

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 14
Practicals classes and workshops 6
Guided independent study 80
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Set exercise 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Module assessment is derived from 2 lab reports.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy.
The following penalties will be applied to coursework which is submitted after the deadline for submission:

where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark;
where the piece of work is submitted more than one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.
(Please refer to the Undergraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guideUG.aspx)
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
None

Requirements for a pass:
MEng 50%
MSc 50%

Reassessment arrangements:
Examination only.
One 2-hour examination paper in August/September.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 6 January 2017

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