Digital Signal Processing
2015-2016 - ELE3411 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • REA2081 Mathematics 2 for electrical engineering
  • ELE1051 Elektronics

Expected learning outcomes


  • Be able to apply the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and z-transform.
  • Knowledge on the construction of a general DSP system.
  • Be able to account for FIR and IIR filters.
  • Be able to account for baseband signal transmission.
  • Be able to account for the construction of modulated signals.
  • Know basic methods for signal coding.


  • Be able to do calculations with signal processing algorithmes.
  • Be able to use computer programs e.g., Matlab for constructing and simulating signal processing algorithms.
  • Be able to do calculations with modulated signals.
  • Be able to simulate modulated signals using computer simulation tools.

General qualifications:

  •  Use of computer tools.


Use of Matlab
Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) 
The Z-transform
DSP system
FIR and IIR filters
Baseband signal transmission
Analog and digital modulation
Coding theory

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)


Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by one internal examiner. External examiner is used periodically, next time spring 2016.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit August 2016

Examination support

C: Specified printed and hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.

Approved collection of formulae: John Haugan: Formler og tabeller.

Coursework Requirements

12 exercises are given in which at least 8 (4 from the first part and 4 from the second part of the course) must be approved in order to take the exam.

Teaching Materials


Additional literature:

  • E. C. Ifeachor and B. W. Jervis: Digital Signal Processing
  • B. Skalar: Digital Communications - Fundamentals and Applications

Replacement course for

Replaces parts of ELE3021 and parts of ELE3401