ECE 223: Syllabus

Contact Information

Instructor: Dr. McNames
Office: FAB 160-12
Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 1-2 pm

TA: Ravi Reddy
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9-10 am and Thursdays 2-4 pm,Tektronix Lab/FAB 60-04
Recitation: Fridays 11-12, FAB 20-05
Class Web Site:

Course Materials

Signals & Systems, 2nd ed. (Required)
Simon Haykin and Barry Van Veen
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003
ISBN: 0-471-16474-7

Bulletin Description

Course Outcomes

  1. Ability to compute and interpret the Fourier series representation of periodic signals
  2. Ability to compute and interpret the Fourier transform of continuous- and discrete-time signals
  3. Ability to sample and reconstruct continuous-time signals without aliasing
  4. Ability to interpret modulation and demodulation of signals in the time and frequency domains.
  5. Ability to analyze discrete-time systems with the Z transform.


 Homework:  10%
 Exam 1:  30%
 Exam 2:  30%
 Final Exam:  30%


A curve will be used to determine the final grades. The cutoff for each letter grade will not be higher than the typical cutoffs listed below for the total score for the course (100 possible). It is very unlikely that the cutoff between D- and F will be any lower than 50.

A >94 A- >90
B+ >87 B >84 B- >80
C+ >77 C >74 C- >70
D+ >67 D >64 D- >60



Revised 4.18.06