ECE 3400

ECE 3400

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Students will engage in a holistic design approach to Intelligent Physical Systems which can perceive, reason about, and act upon their environment. This course will expand on the ECE 2000-level courses, and include topics on algorithms, field programmable gate arrays, wireless communication, sensors, actuators, power, and mechanics. Students will learn the value and trade-offs between theory, simulation, and physical implementations, and gain familiarity with rapid prototyping techniques, system debugging, team work, leadership skills, time management, and how to disseminate work to a broader audience through wiki-pages.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 2100, ECE 2200, ECE 2300. Recommended prerequisite: ECE 2400 or equivalent.

  • Ability to apply specific design methodologies to the course project.
  • Ability to evaluate what problems are best solved in software, electronics, or mechanics; as well as the trade-offs between theory, simulation, and practical implementations.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team, as a member and as a leader.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through online media, the system design process through which the project was implemented.
  • Awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities in the context of Intelligent Physical Systems.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 12235 ECE 3400   LEC 001

  • 12236 ECE 3400   LAB 401

    • M
    • Poitras, C

  • 12237 ECE 3400   LAB 402

    • F
    • Poitras, C

  • 12238 ECE 3400   LAB 403

    • M
    • Poitras, C

  • 12239 ECE 3400   LAB 404

    • W
    • Poitras, C

  • 12432 ECE 3400   LAB 405

    • R
    • Poitras, C