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1000 Introduction to Electrical and Computer
Engineering (4) Prerequisite: MATH 1210. Corequisite: ECE 1020 and
MATH 1220 and PHYCS 2210
The basics of analog circuits as an introduction to Electrical and
Computer Engineering. Concepts of voltage, current, power, resistance,
capacitance, and inductance. Circuit analysis techniques such as Kirchhoff's
Laws, node voltages, and mesh currents. Thevenin's and Norton's equivalent
circuits. Simple opamp and timing circuits. Alternating current and
impedance.
1020 Electrical Engineering Problem Solving with
Matlab (1) Prerequisite: MATH 1050 and 1060.
Introduction to the field of Electrical Engineering through programming
in the Matlab language. Students design various components of a prototype
communication system while learning about the following aspects of Matlab:
script and function files, math functions, commands for array construction
and manipulation, string expressions, logical operators, control flow, and
graphics. No prior knowledge of Electrical Engineering is assumed.
1050 Electrical and Computer Engineering for
Nonmajors (3) Prerequisite: MATH 2250 and PHYCS 2220.
Fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering topics for
nonelectrical and computer engineers. Covers fundamentals of dc and ac
circuit theory, active semiconductor devices (diodes, transistors,
amplifiers), 60 Hzpower circuits and equipment (2 and 3 phase circuits,
transformers, motors), transducers and actuators, safety considerations.
1060 Electrical and Computer Engineering for Civil
Engineers (1.5) Prerequisite: MATH 2250 and PHYCS 2220.
Fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering topics relevant to
the practice of civil engineering.
2000 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (4)
Prerequisites: ECE 1000, 1020, MATH 1210, PHYCS 2210. Corequisites: MATH
1220, PHYCS 2220.
Fundamental electriccircuit techniques, including Kirchhoff's laws,
impedance, superposition, phasor transforms, RLC solutions in the time
domain, sinusoidal steadystate systems, frequency response, filters,
Fourierseries methods, Laplacetransform techniques, transformers.
2100 Fundamentals of Engineering Electronics
(4) Prerequisite: ECE 2000 and PHYCS 2220 and MATH 2250.
Fundamentals of electronic circuits and components, network models of
amplifiers, basic semiconductor device physics, diodes, bipolar and MOS
transistors, basic analog and digital circuit elements, frequency response,
feedback and stability. Introduction to computer circuit simulation.
3110 Engineering Electronics II (4)
Prerequisite: ECE 2100.
Analog and digitalintegrated circuit techniques, filters and tuned
amplifiers, signal generator, waveform shaping circuits, power amplifier and
power semiconductor devices, computer models and computer simulations of
complex devices and circuits.
3300 Fundamentals of Electromagnetics and
Transmission Lines (4) Prerequisite: PHYCS 2220 and MATH 2250. Fulfills
Quantitative Intensive BS.
Brief introduction to vector calculus, definition of electric and
magnetic fields. Maxwells equations in integral and differential forms,
electromagneticwave propagation in free space and in material regions,
Poynting theorem, and electromagnetic power. Transmission lines (transient
and steadystate analysis), Smith chart, and impedance matching techniques.
Basic principles of radiation and propagation in waveguides.
3500 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems (4)
Prerequisite: ECE 2100 and MATH 2210 and 2250. Fulfills Quantitative
Intensive BS.
Transform domain analysis of passive circuits. Linear and time invariant
systems in continuoustime and discretetime domains. System representations
using impulseresponse functions, frequency responses and transfer
functions. Realizations of linear timeinvariant systems. Fourier analysis
of continuous and discretetime signals. Sampling theorem. Filter design
from specifications.
3510 Introduction to Feedback Systems (4)
Prerequisite: ECE 3500.
Laplace transforms, boundedness and convergence of signals. Transfer
functions, stability, steadystate and transient responses, effect of
initial conditions, statespace representations. Feedforward and feedback
control, steadystate error and integral control, RouthHurwitz criterion,
rootlocus method, application to phaselocked loops. Bode plots, Nyquist
criterion, gain and phase margins. The ztransform and the analysis of
discreattime signals and systems. Sampleddate systems, conversions between
continuoustime and discretetime systems.
3530 Engineering Probability and Statistics
(3) Prerequisite: MATH 1220.
An introduction to probability theory and statistics, with an emphasis on
solving problems in electrical and computer engineering. Topics in
probability include discrete and continuous random variables, probability
distributions, sums and functions of random variables, the law of large
numbers, and the central limit theorem.. Topics in statistics include sample
mean and variance, estimating distributions, correlation, regression, and
hypothesis testing. Engineering applications include failure analysis,
process control, communication systems, and speech recognition.
3700 Fundamentals of Digital System Design (4)
Cross listed as CP SC 3700. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
Techniques for minimizing logic functions and designing common
combinational circuits such as decoders, selectors, and adders. Synchronous
and asynchronous sequential circuits, state diagrams, Mealy and Moore
circuits, state minimization and assignment. Use of softward tools for
design, minimization, simulation, schematic capture. Implementation with MSI,
LSI, and field programmable gate arrays. Laboratory included.
3710 Computer Design Laboratory (3) Cross
listed as CP SC 3710.
Student groups design, build, and test a programmable device such as a
computer or calculator.
3720 Analog and Digital Interfacing with
Microprocessors and Microcontrollers (4) Cross listed as CP SC 3720.
Prerequisite: ECE/CP SC 3700 and 3810.
Introduction to issues in embedded system design using microcontrollers.
Topics include: microcontroller architecture, memory interfacing, serial and
parallel I/O interfacing, analog interfacing, interrupt synchronization, and
embedded software.
3810 Computer Architecture (4) Cross listed as
CP SC 3810. Prerequisite: CP SC 2020. Fulfills Quantitative Intensive BS.
An indepth study of computer architecture and design, from digital logic
to operating systems, including topics such as pipelining, memory systems,
parallel and serial communication, and interrupts. Performance measures and
compilation issues. Computer architectures including RISC, CISC, stack, and
parallel.
3900 Junior Seminar (0.5) Prerequisite:
Electrical Engineering Major who will take ECE 3910 the following Spring
semester.
Talks from industry representatives, information about Engineering Clinic
projects, professionalism.
3910 Prethesis (0.5) Prerequisite: ECE 3900
and WRTG 3400.
Only for students with major status and advanced juniors who will take
ECE 4900 the following fall semester. Students do necessary library
research, develop writing skills, discuss issues of professionalism, prepare
and submit a seniorthesis proposal, and receive approval from faculty.
3960 Undergraduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
Undergraduate 3000level special topics.
3961 Undergraduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
Undergraduate 3000level special topics
3962 Undergraduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
Undergraduate 3000level special topics.
3991 CE Junior Seminar (0.5) Cross listed as
CP SC 3991. Prerequisite: CE major.
Presentations from faculty and industry representatives to discuss trends
in computer engineering, professionalism, ethics, the impact of engineering
in global and societal context, lifelong learning, and contemporary issues.
3992 CE Prethesis (0.5) Cross listed as CP SC
3992. Prerequisite: ECE 3991 and CE major.
Students do necessary library research, develop writing and speaking
skills, and prepare and present a senior thesis proposal.
4710 Computer Engineering Senior Project (3)
Cross listed as CP SC 4710.
Students design microcomputer system that includes RAM, EPROM, and I/O
devices. Capstone project for computer engineering majors. Formal written
reports, one or more oral presentations.
4900 Senior Thesis I (2) Prerequisite: ECE
3910 and Electrical Engineering major and Senior in final year of program.
Only for students with major status and seniors within one year of
graduation. May not be taken by preelectricalandcomputerengineering and,
nonelectricalandcomputerengineering, or probationary students.
Laboratory included. Original engineering project, selected with approval of
instructor; regular oral and written progress reports.
4910 Senior Thesis II (3) Prerequisite: ECE
4900.
Taught as writing emphasis. Students write reports describing work done
on ECE 4900 project and make oral presentations at annual student technical
conference.
4950 Continuation of Senior Thesis (1 to 2)
Prerequisite: ECE 4910 and instructor's consent.
The professor may determine that it is appropriate for students in Senior
Thesis sections (usually Clinic sections) to continue work on their project
during summer or the next fall semester, if the project proves to be too
complicated to complete by the end of Spring semester, or if an additional
task is specified. In this case the professor may permit the students to
register for an appropriate number of credit hours in ECE 4950. The credit
must represent additional significant work beyond the fivecredit hours
normally earned for Senior Thesis.
4960 Undergraduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
Undergraduate 4000level special topics
4961 Undergraduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
Undergraduate 4000level special topics
4962 Undergraduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
Undergraduate 4000level special topics
4990 Cooperative Education Work Period (1)
Prerequisite: Consent of cooperative education coordinator and faculty
adviser.
Students must register for ECE 4990 each semester they officially
participate in a fulltime cooperative work experience.
4991 CE Senior Thesis (2) Cross listed as CP
SC 4991. Prerequisite: ECE 3992 and approved senior thesis proposal.
Students work on original senior thesis project.
4992 CE Senior Thesis II (2) Cross listed as
CP SC 4992. Prerequisite: ECE 4991.
Students work on original senior thesis project, make an oral
presentation at the annual student technical conference, and prepare and
submit their senior thesis for approval.
4998 Senior Honors Thesis I (2) Prerequisite:
ECE 3910 and Senior status and Honors degree candidate.
Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on their Honors
degree.
4999 Senior Honors Thesis II (3) Prerequisite:
ECE 4998.
Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on their Honors
degree.
5201 Semiconductor Device Physics I (3)
Prerequisite: PHYCS 3740 or MSE 3210.
Physical principles that underlie operation of semiconductor electronic
devices with emphasis on silicon integrated circuits. Physics of
semiconductor materials, equilibrium in electronic systems, metal
semiconductor contacts, pn junction theory, junction field effect
transistors, introduction to operation of bipolar transistors.
5202 Semiconductor Device Physics II (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5201.
Continuation of ECE 5201. Bipolar transistors, siliconsilicon dioxide
system, insulated gate field effect transistors (IGFETs). Mathematical
models for computer simulation of bipolar and MOS devices. Second order
effects associated with very small geometry devices, and other devices of
current interest.
5211 Semiconductor Device Physics Laboratory I
(1) Corequisite: ECE 5201.
Handson experience in the fabrication of silicon devices. Use of
oxidation, donor and acceptor diffusion, and high resolution
photolithography in a clean room facility. Characterization of silicon,
measurement of basic parameters, oxide thickness, dopant diffusion.
Introduction to metallization and contacts.
5212 Semiconductor Device Physics Laboratory II
(1) Prerequisite: ECE 5201 and 5211. Corequisite: ECE 5202.
Integrated knowledge of individual processing steps with more complex
processing equipment. Fabricate and characterize simple transistors and
integrated circuits.
5221 Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes
(3) Cross listed as ME EN 5050.
Meets with ME EN 6050, ECE 6221, BIOEN 6421, MSE 6421. Introduction to
the principles of micromachining technologies. Topics include
photolithography, silicon etching, thin film deposition and etching,
electroplating, polymer micromachining, and bonding techniques. A weekly lab
and a review of micromachining applications is included.
5222 Biomedical Applications of Micromachining
(2) Cross listed as BIOEN 6422, MSE 5222. Prerequisite: BIOEN 6421 or ECE
5221 or ECE 6221 or MSE 5221.
Meets with ECE 6222. Use of the technologies from the first course in the
series (ECE/BIOEN 5221) to investigate biomedical applications of
micromachining. Course focuses on the design and development of microsensor/actuator
systems; laboratory focus is on the fabrication and testing of microscale
sensor/actuator systems. Laboratory included. Undergraduate students only.
5320 Microwave Engineering I (4)
Prerequisite: ECE 3300.
Brief review of transmission line theory and Smith Chart, general theory
of waveguides, TE, TM, TEM modes, some commonly used waveguides and
transmission lines including microstripline and its variations for microwave
integrated circuits, matching techniques including conjugate matching,
passive components, scattering matrices and signalflow graphs, ABCD
parameters, directional coouplers and hybrids, power dividers and combiners,
signalflow graphs for microwave amplifiers, microwave resonators and
filters including design considerations, filter design by image parameter
method, constantk and mderived filters, maximally flat and equalripple
filters, coupledline filters, ferrite components. Biweekly laboratory
assignments to design, fabricate, and test microstrip circuits: e.g., low
and bandpass filters, coupledline filters, directional couplers, etc.,
using professionallevel computer sofware and network analyzers.
5321 Microwave Engineering II (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5320.
Nonlinear and active microwave devices including diodes, mixers,
transistors, and negative resistance devices; compressed Smith Chart;
balanced and doublebalanced mixer design; transistor amplifier theory and
design for best gain, stability, and noise performance. Oscillator theory
and design using transistors, tunnel diodes, IMPATTs, and Gunn diodes. PIN
diode switching circuits and phase shifters. Survey of design and
performance of microwave systems and auxiliary components; antennas, signal
modulation and multiplexing, transceiver and radar systems, signaltonoise
ratios, atmospheric effects, microwave heating, biological effects and
safety. Course includes biweekly laboratory assignments using microstripintegrated
circuits with professional level design and test equipment. Demonstrations
of other active components such as traveling wave tubes, klystrons, and
backward oscillators are also provided.
5324 Antenna Theory and Design (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 3300.
General theory of conduction current antennas; linear antennas including
dipoles and monopoles; antenna equivalent impedance; design of AM, FM, TV
and shortwave broadcast antennas of one or more elements including ground
and mutual impedance effects; matching techniques including lumped, shunt,
and series elements, transmission lines and conjugate matching; receiving
antennas; antennas used for mobile communication systems and their radiation
characteristics; antenna arrays and their design; wave propagation including
propagation via ionosphere or troposphere; loop antennas and YagiUda
arrays; antenna synthesis for specified radiation patterns. UHF and
microwave antennas including corner reflector antennas, helical antennas,
theory of aperture antennas including rectangular and circular apertures;
broadband logperiodic antennas; microstrip antennas and phased arrays
including applications for wireless communication systems; slot antennas,
turnstile, horn and parabolic radiators; considerations for radar antennas
and communication links. Antenna ranges and measurement techniques.
Laboratory demonstrations of radiation patterns of portable wireless
antennas with and without the model of the head. Visits to various antenna
installations in the Salt Lake valley by groups of three students.
5330 Introduction to Microwave Tubes and Electron
Devices (3) Prerequisite: ECE 3300 and MATH 3150.
Introduction to design, operation, and application of microwave and
millimeterwave vacuum tubes; klystrons, travelingwave tubes, backwardwave
oscillators, magnetrons, gyrotrons, freeelectron lasers.
5410 Lasers and Their Applications (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 3300.
Physics and applications of lasers. All major laser types are studied,
including semiconductor, gas, dye, and solidstate lasers. Emphasis is
placed on the properties of laser light and how they are used in a myriad of
applications. Handson laboratory experience is included.
5411 Fiberoptic Systems (3) Prerequisite: ECE
5410.
Systematic study of modern opticalfiber communication systems;
Losslimited systems vs. dispersionlimited systems; Pointtopoint links,
broadcast and distribution systems, and optical networks;
Wavelengthdivision multiplexing (WDM); and subcarrier multiplexing (SCM);
optical amplifiers and dispersion compensation; Emphasis is on system
design. Includes handson laboratory experience.
5470 Ultrasound (2) Cross listed as BIOEN
6470. Prerequisite: PHYCS 2220.
Acousticwave propagation in biological materials with examples of
practical medical instrumentation resulting from ultrasound interactions
with biological structures. Includes one lab experience.
5510 Random Processes (3) Prerequisite: ECE
3500 and 3530.
Review of probability theory; multivariate distributions; Gaussian
distributions; weak and strong law of large numbers; random processes;
stationarity and ergodicity; meanvalue function; auto and
crosscorrelation functions; power spectral densities; WienerKhinchine
theorem; KarhunenLoeve expansion; Gaussian random processes; random
processes in linear filters; white Gaussian noise.
5520 Digital Communication Systems (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5510.
Modern communications; probabilistic viewpoint; vector representation of
signal; signal spaces; vector channels; additive white Gaussian noise;
optimum receivers; maximumlikelihood detection; error probabilities;
memoryless modulation methods: PAM, BPSK, MPSK, FSK, QAM; message
sequences; intersymbol interference (ISI); Nyquist signaling; complex
baseband models; noncoherent detection.
5530 Digital Signal Processing (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 3510.
Meets with ECE 6530. Discretetime signals and systems; the ztransform.
Inputoutput relationships; discretetime networks. The discretetime
Fourier transform and sampling; practical sampling issues; signal
quantization. The discrete Fourier transform, the fast Fourier transform,
and highspeed convolution. Filter design from analog models;
impulseinvariant, bilinear, and spectral transformations. FIR filter
design, windowing, and frequencysampling methods. Equiripple filter design.
Coefficient quantization. Examples of DSP applications and implementations.
Undergraduate students only.
5550 Survey of Function Approximation Methods
(3) Prerequisite: MATH 2210 and 2250 and 3150.
Industrial problems requiring function approximations, Fourier series,
universal series approximations, fuzzy logic, radial basis functions, neural
networks, linear interpolation, triangulation, window reticulation, response
surfaces, polynomials, cubic splines, sinc functions, Bezier curves.
Undergraduate students only. Meets with ECE 6552.
5551 Survey of Optimization Techniques (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 2210 and 2250 and 3150.
Neural networks, gradient and Hessian descent, conjugate gradient, random
search, simulated annealing, prejudicial search, leastsquares, regression,
downhill simplex, genetic algorithms, linear programming, simplex algorithm,
Karmarkar algorithm, quadratic and dynamic programming, Riccati equation,
BeardGalerkin optimal control. Undergraduate students only. Meets with ECE
6551.
5570 Control of Electric Motors (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 3510.
Principles of operation, mathematical models, and control techniques for
electric motors. Types of motors include brush DC motors, stepper motors,
brushless DC motors, synchronous motors and induction motors. Topics
covered: steadystate and dynamic characteristics, torque limits and field
weakening operation, characteristics under voltage and current sources,
openloop and closedloop control of position and velocity, and
fieldoriented operation for AC motors.
5580 Implementations of Digital Signal Processing
Systems (3) Prerequisite: ECE 5540 and 5710.
Meets with ECE 6580. Review of common DSP systems and functional
elements; number representations. Implementation of bitparallel,
bitserial, and digitserial multiplier and adder structures; carrysave
arithmetic; register minimization. Architectural transformation techniques:
folding and unfolding, pipelining, and retiming of computations. Performance
and hardware tradeoffs in VLSI DSP system design. Pipelined and parallel
directform FIR and IIR filter structures. Pipelined adaptive filter
structures. Architectures for the fast Fourier transform. Undergraduate
students only.
5710 Digital VLSI Design (3) Cross listed as
CP SC 5710. Prerequisite: CP SC 3700.
Meets with ECE/CP SC 6710. Basic concepts of the design of digital CMOS
integrated circuits. Course topics include static and dynamic properties of
MOS circuits, composite layout of CMOS circuits, modeling of transistors for
stimulation, and commonly encountered CMOS circuit structures. Students
complete design, composite layout, and simulation of a simple integrated
circuit using computeraided design tools.
5720 Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3)
Cross listed as CP SC 5720. Prerequisite: ECE 3110
Meets with ECE/CP SC 6720. Design of analog and mixedsignal CMOS
integrated circuits. Fundamental building blocks for analog circuits,
including the basic principles of op amp, current mirror, and comparator
design. The basics of sampleandhold circuits. Students complete integrated
circuit design, simulation, layout, and verification using computeraided
design tools. Undergraduate students only.
5740 ComputerAided Design of Digital Circuits
(3) Cross listed as CP SC 5740. Prerequisite: ECE 3700 and CP SC 3510
Meets with ECE/CP SC 6740. Introduction to theory and algorithms used for
computeraided synthesis of digital integrated circuits. Topics include
algorithms and representations for Boolean optimization, hardware modeling,
combinational logic optimization, sequential logic optimization, and
technology mapping. Undergraduate students only.
5750 Synthesis and Verification of Asynchronous
VLSI Systems (3) Cross listed as CP SC 5750. Prerequisite: ECE 3700 and
CP SC 3510
Meets with ECE/CP SC 6750. Introduction to systematic methods for the
design of asynchronous VLSI systems from highlevel specifications to
efficient, reliable circuit implantations. Topics include specification,
protocols, graphical representations, synthesis, optimization using timing
information, and verification. Undergraduate students only.
5810 Advanced Computer Architecture (3) Cross
listed as CP SC 5810. Prerequisite: ECE 3700 and 3810.
Meets with ECE/CP SC 6810. Principles of modernhigh performance computer
and micro architecture: static vs. dynamic issues, pipelining, control and
data hazards, branch prediction and correlation, cache structure and
policies, costperformance and physical complexity analyses. Undergraduate
students only.
5830 VLSI Architecture (3) Cross listed as CP
SC 5830. Prerequisite: ECE 3710 and 3810.
Meets with ECE/CP SC 6830. Projectbased study of a variety of topics
related to VLSI systems. Use of fieldprogrammable gate arrays to design,
implement, and test a VLSI project. Undergraduate students only.
5950 Undergraduate Special Study (1 to 6)
Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.
5960 Special Topics (1 to 5)
5961 Special Topics (1 to 5)
5962 Undergraduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
6221 Fundamentals of Micromachining Processes
(3) Cross listed as MSE 6421, BIOEN 6421, ME EN 6050.
Meets with ECE 5221 and ME EN 5050.. Introduction to the principles of
micromachining technologies. Topics include photolithography, silicon
etching, thin film deposition and etching, electroplating, polymer
micromachining, and bonding techniques. A weekly lab and a review of
micromachining applications is included.
6222 Biomedical Applications of Micromachining
(2) Prerequisite: ECE 6221.
Meets with ECE 5222. Use of the technologies from the first course in the
series (ECE 6221) to investigate biomedical applications of micromachining.
Course focuses on the design and development of micro sensor/actuator
systems; laboratory focus is on the fabrication of testing of microscale
sensor/actuator systems. Laboratory included. Graduate students only. Extra
work required.
6261 Physical Theory of Semiconductor Devices
(3) Prerequisite: ECE 5202.
Development of a thorough, working knowledge of the physics of
semiconductor materials and devices, including quantum effects. Examination
of advanced devices, including light emitting diodes, solar cells,
detectors, and injection lasers.
6262 Advanced Optoelectronics (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5411
Introduces the technology of ultrafast diode lasers from the basic
physical principles through to the applications in communications and
ultrafast optoelectronics and applications of semiconductor diode laser
arrays. All of the major types of arrays will be discussed including
coherent, incoherent, edge and surfaceemitting, horitzontal and
verticalcavity, individually addressed, latticematched and strainedlayer
systems.
6263 Advanced Classical and Quantum Semiconductors
(2) Prerequisite: ECE 6261 or both 5201 and 5202.
A lecture/laboratory course focusing on advanced principles of operation,
physical design considerations, and testing of advanced Si, SiGe, SiC, and
IIIV compound semiconductor devices. Ohmic and Schottky contact
technologies will be discussed in detail. Advanced applications of MESFETs
and JFETs will also be presented. The primary thrust of this course will be
on HEMTs, HBTs, MBTs, graded junction/alloy transistors, resonant tunneling
transistors and other quantum and superlattice devices. Tradeoffs,
theoretical considerations, modeling and simulation, testing, and the
correlation between theory and experiment for various device parameters will
be covered.
6264 Advanced Silicon Devices (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 6261 or both 5201 and 5202.
Current topics in silicon device physics. Review of MOS device theory,
rules for scaling devices to submicron dimensions, theoretical limits to
scaling. Short channel device models including twodimensional numerical
models. Hot carrier effects and other reliability issues. Yield statistics,
lifetime prediction.
6265 Advanced Processing of Semiconductors (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 6261 or both 5201 and 5202.
Development of a thorough, working knowledge of the thermodynamic and
kinetic aspects of epitaxy. This material is used to illustrate the advanced
epitaxial techniques of organometallic vapor phase epitaxy, chemical beam
epitaxy, and molecular beam epitaxy.
6266 Advanced Semiconductor Device
Characterization (2) Prerequisite: ECE 6261 or both 5201 and 5202.
A lecture/laboratory course focusing on advanced characterization,
measurement, and testing of semiconductor devices. Topics include: MIS/MOS
interface and bulk trap measurement and analysis using HF/Ideal, LF/HF, LF/Ideal,multifrequency
conductance) capacitance versus voltage (CV) curves, BTS and TVS testing of
oxides, Fowler Nordheim and Poole Frenkel currents in oxides and insulators,
charge pumping, two, three, and fourterminal MOS current vs. voltage
(IV) measurements, measuring hot electron/short channel effects, Ct/Zerbst
plots, silicide technology,electronmigration effects, DLTS, IV versus
temperature of MOS and BJTs.
6310 Advanced Electromagnetic Fields (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 3300.
Review of Maxwell's macroscopic equations in integral and differential
forms including boundary conditions, power and energy computations, and
timeharmonic formulations. Macroscopicelectrical properties of matter.
Oblique incidence planewave propagation and polarization in multilayered
media. Separation of variable solutions of the wave equation in rectangular,
cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vector potential theory and the
construction of solutions using Green's theorem. Electromagnetic theorems of
duality, uniqueness, reciprocity, reaction, and source equivalence.
Waveguide, cavity, antenna, and scattering applications in rectangular,
cylindrical, and spherical geometries.
6320 Advanced Microwave Integrated Circuits
(3) Prerequisite: ECE 5321.
Design and technology of microwave integrated circuits (MICs) and
monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Microwaveintegrated
circuits such as smallsignal amplifiers, power amplifiers, and oscillators.
Nonlinear circuits such as frequency multipliers and mixers. Active devices
for microwave circuit and system applications. Transistors, both bipolars
and FETs, and various two terminal devices.Fabrication techniques and
measurements related to MICs. Testing, packaging and reliability issues.
MMIC techniques. Extensive computeraided design, circuit layout and
fabrication, and circuit characterization and testing of MICs and MMICs.
6330 Microwave Devices and Physical Electronics
(3) Prerequisite: ECE 5321.
Stateoftheart course in microwave thermionic devices; formation and
control of electron beams. Llewellyn Peterson equations, spacecharge waves,
klystrons, travelingwave tubes.
6331 Microwave Devices and Physical Electronics
(3) Prerequisite: ECE 6330.
Stateoftheart course in microwave thermionic devices: Continuation of
travelingwave tubes, backwardwave oscillators, crossedfield devices,
parametric amplifiers, gyrotron devices, and freeelectron lasers.
6340 Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics
(3) Prerequisite: ECE 3300 and MATH 2210 and 2250
Review of basic numerical techniques including matrix methods and
numerical methods for error minimization and convergence. Comparison of
differential and integral formulations including finite difference, finite
element, and moment methods. Emphasis on frequency domain method of moments
and time domain finite difference (FDTD). Computer exercises require
FORTRAN, C, or equivalent programming and computerized data display
techniques.
6420 Fourier Optics and Holography (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 3300 and 5410.
Analysis of optical systems by use of spatial Fourier transforms. A
systems approach to optics using spatial frequencies and transfer functions
to analyze diffraction, filtering, and imaging. Holography and holographic
optical elements used in optical signal processing techniques. Includes two
laboratory experiences.
6430 Statistical Optics, Interferometry, and
Detection (3) Prerequisite: ECE 5410 and 6420 and 5510.
Coherence properties of light, including partial temporal and spatial
coherence, as measured by statistical functions. Review of basic statistical
concepts. Intensity fluctuations of thermal and laser light. Michelson
interferometry, WienerKhinchin theorem, Young's experiment and the Van
CittertZernike theorem. Origins and statistics of optical noise. Comparison
of various detection techniques. Includes two laboratory experiences.
6440 Integrated Optics and Optical Sensors (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5410 and 5411.
Planar and rectangular waveguides and their mode properties. Fabrication
techniques, input and output couplers, and coupling between guides.
Integrated optic modulators. Applications of integrated optical devices.
Optical sensors for biomedical and environmental monitoring. Includes two
laboratory experiences.
6450 Quantum Electronics (3) Prerequisite: ECE
3300 and 5410 and PHYCS 3740. Recommended Prerequisite: Quantum Mechanics
course.
Advanced quantum mechanical analysis of the interaction of light with
matter, including quantization of lattice vibrations and the electromagnetic
field. Analysis of laser principles based on quantum mechanical principles.
6451 Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 6450.
Theoretical development and applications of nonlinear optical processes
including harmonic generation, sum and difference frequency generation,
parametric oscillation. Nonlinear refractive indices and multiphoton
absorption.
6510 Statistical Communication Theory (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5510 and 5520.
Efficient modulation; the capacity theorem; Shannon bound; signal
constellations, lattices; maximumlikelihood sequence detection; maximumaposteriori
symbol detection; communication channels; statistical description of
channels; multipath fading channels;optimal detection; diversity detection;
spreadspectrum communications; spreading sequences; Gold codes;
multipleaccess communications; codedivision multiple access (CDMA); Aloha
and randomaccess communications.
6520 Information Theory and Coding (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5510 and 5520.
Concept of Information; uncertainty; entropy; source and channel models;
source coding; Huffman codes; Shannon's source coding theorem; channel
coding; Shannon's channel coding theorem; bandwidth and the Shannon bound;
linear block codes; elements of Galois field theory; cyclic codes; encoding
and decoding; classical block codes: BCH, ReedSolomon (RS) codes; algebraic
decoding, efficient decoding of BCH and RS codes.
6521 Error Control Coding (3) Prerequisite:
ECE 5510 and 5520.
Fundamental concepts of errorcorrecting codes, linear codes, Hamming
codes, finite fields, Galois fields, BCH codes, ReedSolomon codes, cyclic
codes, convolutional codes, decoding of convolutional codes, the Viterbi
algorithm, bounds on code parameters.
6530 Digital Signal Processing (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 3510.
Meets with ECE 5530. Discretetime signals and systems; the ztransform.
Inputoutput relationships; discretetime networks. The discretetime
Fourier transform and sampling; practical sampling issues; signal
quantization. The discrete Fourier transform, the fast Fourier transform,
and highspeed convolution. Filter design from analog models;
impulseinvariant, bilinear and spectral transformations. FIR filter design,
windowing, and frequencysampling methods. Equiripple filter design.
Coefficient quantization. Examples of DSP applications and implementations.
Graduate students only. Extra work required.
6540 Estimation Theory (3) Prerequisite: ECE
5510 and 5540.
Bayesian parameter estimation; unbiased estimators; minimum variance
estimators. Sufficient statistics; maximumlikelihood estimation; the
CramerRao bound. Linear estimation; minimummeansquareerror estimation
and its geometrical interpretation. Wiener filtering; spectral
factorization. Kalman filtering and statespace estimation. Applications of
estimation to practical problems including system identification and
spectrum estimation.
6550 Adaptive Filters (3) Prerequisite: ECE
5510 and 5540.
Basics of minimum meansquare and leastsquares estimation. Lattice
orthogonalization. Stochastic gradient adaptive filters: derivations,
performance analyses and variations. Recursive leastsquares adaptive
filters: fast algorithms, leastsquares lattice filters, numerical issues,
and performance comparisons with stochastic gradient adaptive filters.
Adaptive IIR filters. Fundamentals of adaptive nonlinear filtering. Selected
applications.
6551 Survey of Optimization Techniques (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 2210 and 2250 and 3150.
Meets with ECE 5551. Neural networks, gradient and Hessian descent,
conjugate gradient, random search, simulated annealing, prejudicial search,
leastsquares, regression, downhill simplex, genetic algorithms, linear
programming, simplex algorithm, Karmarkar algorithm, quadratic and dynamic
programming, Riccati equation, BeardGalerkin optimal control. Graduate
students only. Extra work required.
6552 Survey of Function Approximation Methods
(3) Prerequisite: MATH 2210 and 2250 and 3150.
Meets with ECE 5550. Industrial problems requiring function
approximations, Fourier series, universal series approximations, fuzzy
logic, radial basis functions, neural networks, linear interpolation,
triangulation, window reticulation, response surfaces, polynomials, cubic
splines, sinc functions, Bezier curves. Graduate students only. Extra work
required.
6560 Multivariable Systems (3) Prerequisite:
ECE 3510. Recommended Prerequisite: ME EN 5210
Statespace models, controllability, observability, model reduction, and
stability. Matrix fraction descriptions, coprimeness, properness,
statespace realizations, multivariable poles and zeros, and canonical
forms. Linear quadratic control, pole placement, and model reference
control. Frequencydomain analysis and optimization.
6561 Robust Multivariable Control (3) Cross
listed as CHFEN 7203. Prerequisite: CHFEN 5203/6203 or ME EN5210 or
equivalent
Analysis and control of uncertain systems. Representation of uncertain
systems and their performance requirements using linear fractional
transformation (generalized plant framework). Design of robust controllers,
including frequencyweighted linear quadratic regulators, minimax,
Hinfinity and H2 synthesis methods. Meets with CHFEN 7203
6570 Adaptive Control (3) Cross listed as
CHFEN 6205. Prerequisite: ECE 3510 or CHFEN 4203 or equivalent. Recommended
prerequisites: CHFEN 5203/6203/ME EN5210 or equivalent.
Identification using gradient and leastsquares algorithms. Indirect
adaptive control: pole placement control, model reference control,
predictive control, and problems with signularity regions. Direct adaptive
control: strictly positive real transfer functions, KalmanYacubovitchPopov
lemma, passivity theory, and stability of pseudogradient adaptive
algorithms. Persistency of excitation and sufficient richness conditions for
para meter convergence. Averaging methods and robustness issues. Disturbance
rejection.
6580 Implementations of Digital Signal Processing
Systems (3) Prerequisite: ECE 5540 and 5710.
Meets with ECE 5580. Review of common DSP systems and functional
elements; number representations. Implementation of bitparallel,
bitserial, and digitserial multiplier and adder structures; carrysave
arithmetic; register minimization. Architectural transformation techniques:
folding and unfolding, pipelining, and retiming of computations. Performance
and hardware tradeoffs in VLSI DSP system design. Pipelined and parallel
directform FIR and IIR filter structures. Pipelined adaptive filter
structures. Architectures for the fast Fourier transform. Graduate students
only. Extra work required.
6640 Advanced Digital Signal Processing I (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5510 and 5540.
Projectoriented class on advanced topics of current interest in signal
processing. Examples of topics include image compression, nonlinear signal
processing, active noise control, blind deconvolution, and equalization.
6641 Advanced Digital Signal Processing II (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5510 and 5540 and 6640.
Projectoriented class on advanced topics of current interest in signal
processing. Examples of topics include image compression, nonlinear signal
processing, active noise control, blind deconvolution, and equalization.
6710 Digital VLSI Design (3) Cross listed as
CP SC 6710. Prerequisite: CP SC/ECE 3700.
Meets with ECE/CP SC 5710. Basic concepts of the design of digital CMOS
integrated circuits. Course topics include static and dynamic properties of
MOS circuits, composite layout of CMOS circuits, modeling of transistors for
simulation, and commonly encountered CMOS circuit structures. Students
complete design, composite layout, and simulation of a simple integrated
circuit using computeraided design tools. Graduate students only. Extra
work required.
6720 Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3)
Cross listed as CP SC 6720. Prerequisite: ECE 3110.
Meets with ECE/CP SC 5720. Design of analog and mixedsignal CMOS
integrated circuits. Fundamental building blocks for analog circuits,
including the basic principles of op amp, current mirror, and comparator
design. The basics of sampleandhold circuits. Students complete integrated
circuit design, simulation, layout, and verification using computeraided
design tools. Graduate students only. Extra work required.
6721 Analog Integrated Circuits Lab (1) Cross
listed as CP SC 6721. Corequisite: CP SC/ECE 5720 or 6720
Optional lab that accompanies CP SC/ECE 5720/6720. Students will test and
characterize transistors, circuits, and systems on modern CMOS chips.
6722 Analog IC Projects Testing (1) Cross
listed as CP SC 6722. Corequisite: CP SC/ECE 5720 or 6720
This course is designed for students who fabricated an integrated circuit
in CP SC/ECE 5720/6720. Students will test their chips independently and
report on the experimental results.
6740 ComputerAided Design of Digital Circuits
(3) Cross listed as CP SC 6740. Prerequisite: CP SC/ECE 3700 and CP SC 3510.
Meets with ECE/CP SC 5740. Introduction to theory and algorithms used for
computeraided synthesis of digital integrated circuits. Algorithms and
representations for Boolean optimization, hardware modeling, combinational
logic optimization, sequential logic optimization, and technology mapping.
Graduate students only. Extra work required.
6750 Synthesis and Verification of Asynchronous
VLSI Systems (3) Cross listed as CP SC 6750. Prerequisite: CP SC 3510.
Meets with ECE/CP SC 5750. Introduction to systematic methods for design
of asynchronous VLSI systems from highlevel specification to efficient,
reliable circuit implatations. Specification, protocols, graphical
representations, synthesis, optimization using timing information, and
verification. Graduate students only. Extra work required.
6770 Advanced Digital VLSI Systems Design (3)
Cross listed as CP SC 6770.
Important issues in full custom high speed circuit design.
6810 Advanced Computer Architecture (3) Cross
listed as CP SC 6810. Prerequisite: ECE 3700 and 3810.
Meets with ECE/CP SC 5810. Principles of modern highperformance computer
and micro architecture; static vs. dynamic issues, pipelining, control and
data hazards, branch prediction and correlation, cache structure and
policies, cost performance and physical complexity analyses. Graduate
students only. Extra work required.
6820 Parallel Computer Architecture (3) Cross
listed as CP SC 6820. Prerequisite: CP SC/ECE 5810 or 6810.
Architecture, design, and analysis of parallel computer systems: vector
processing, data vs. control concurrency, shared memory, message passing,
communication fabrics, case studies of current high performance parallel
systems.
6830 VLSI Architecture (3) Cross listed as CP
SC 6830. Prerequisite: ECE 3710 and 3810.
Meets with CP SC/ECE 5830. Projectbased sudy of a variey of topics
related to VLSI systems. Use of fieldprogrammable gate arrays to design,
implement, and test a VLSI project. Graduate students only. Extra work
required.
6900 Graduate Seminar (1) Prerequisite:
Electrical Engineering Graduate Students.
Meets with ECE 7900. Required of all masters graduate students.
6910 Graduate Seminar (1) Prerequisite: ECE
6900 and Electrical Engineering graduate students.
Meets with ECE 7910. Required of all masters graduate students.
6950 Special Study: M.S. (1 to 6)
Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering Graduate Students.
6960 Special Topics (1 to 5) Prerequisite:
Electrical Engineering Graduate Students.
6961 Special Topics (1 to 5) Prerequisite:
Electrical Engineering Graduate Students.
6962 Graduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
6970 Thesis Research: Master's (1 to 12)
Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering Graduate Students.
6980 Faculty Consultation (3) Prerequisite:
Electrical Engineering Graduate Students.
7310 Advanced Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(3) Cross listed as BIOEN 7310, RDLGY 7310. Prerequisite: Electrical or
Computer Engineering Majors and instructor's consent.
Indepth study of physics and mathematics of MR imaging and MR
spectroscopy as they relate to the imaging of biologic systems: NMR physics,
Block's equations, pulse sequences, flow and diffusion phenomena,
spectroscopy principles, methodology. Laboratory.
7320 3D Reconstruction Techniques in Medical
Imaging (3) Cross listed as BIOEN 7320, RDLGY 7320. Prerequisite:
Electrical or Computer Engineering Majors and instructor's consent.
Physics and mathematics of threedimensional reconstruction techniques in
medical imaging: projection slice theorem, backprojection techniques,
analytical and iterative reconstruction alogrithms, numerical methods;
applications in XRay CT, SPECT, PET, and NMR. Laboratory.
7640 Advanced Digital Signal Processing I (3)
Prerequisites: ECE 5510, 5530.
Projectoriented class on advanced topics of current interest in signal
processing. Examples of topics include image compression, nonlinear signal
processing, active noise control, blind deconvolution, and equalization.
7641 Advanced Digital Signal Processing II (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 5510, 5530, 6640.
Projectoriented class on advanced topics of current interest in signal
processing. Examples of topics include image compression, nonlinear signal
processing, active noise control, blind deconvolution, and equalization.
7900 Graduate Seminar III (1) Prerequisite:
Ph.D student in the ECE department.
Because of the rapidly advancing technology, graduate students continuing
for their Ph.D. studies are required to take two additional semesters of
Graduate Seminar, i.e., ECE 7900 and ECE 7910.
7910 Graduate Seminar IV (1) Prerequisite:
Ph.D student in the ECE department.
Because of the rapidly advancing technology, graduate students continuing
for their Ph.D. studies are required to take two additional semesters of
Graduate Seminar, i.e., ECE 7900 and ECE 7910.
7950 Special Studies: Ph.D. (1 to 6)
Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering Ph D Students.
7960 Graduate Special Topics (1 to 6)
7970 Thesis Research: Ph.D. (1 to 12)
Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering Ph D Students.
7980 Faculty Consultation (3) Prerequisite:
Electrical Engineering Ph D Students.
7990 Continuing Registration: Ph.D. (0)
Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering Ph D Students.
