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Default ADVERT: DSP Training in March, San Jose, CA

On Feb 19, 8:36*pm, Besser Associates
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Greetings,
* *Besser Associates is offering their acclaimed
"DSP Made Simple for Engineers" class in
San Jose, California, on 17-19 February 2010.

This 3-day class is particularly well-suited to those involved
in RF and audio signal processing, and computer programmers,
who need to learn the fundamentals of DSP theory. Details of this
course, including target audience, learning objectives, course
outline, materials descriptions, and past student comments
are contained in this post as items "A" through "I".

To register, please contact Besser Associates at Phone: (650)949-3300.
For additional course offerings, call Besser Associates
or visithttp://www.bessercourse.com/to view our public course
catalog and current schedule.

------ Detailed DSP course information follows ------

A. *BESSER COURSE TITLE:
* * "DSP Made Simple for Engineers"; a 3-day tutorial course *
* * on digital signal processing (DSP) theory.

B. *TARGET AUDIENCE
* * The primary audience is practicing RF (and Audio) hardware
* * *Engineers and Software Programmers who need to understand
* * *digital signal processing (DSP) because of its
* * *ever-increasing role in the processing of real-world signals.

* * While DSP Made Simple is not a "programming course", it is
* * *particularly well suited for computer programmers because
* * *of their increasing need to understand DSP algorithms.

* * In general, this course is beneficial to anyone involved
* * *in the acquisition, generation, transmission, filtering,
* * *or analysis of digital signals.

C. *WHAT THE STUDENT GAINS FROM THE COURSE:
* * The ability to apply DSP techniques to real-world
* * *signal processing problems in their work.

* * A solid grasp of DSP basics and the ability to move
* * *gradually to more sophisticated DSP concepts and
* * *applications.

* * The ability to speak the language of DSP.

* * Much practical information on how to optimize (streamline *
* * *the computations of) the algorithms of DSP.

* * The ability to understand written descriptions (articles,
* * *application notes, textbooks) of DSP methods used
* * *in practice.

To register, please contact Besser Associates at Phone: (650)949-3300.
For additional course offerings, please call Besser Associates
or visithttp://www.bessercourse.com/

D. *COURSE OUTLINE
_____________________________________
DAY 1
DISCRETE SEQUENCES AND SYSTEMS
* Discrete Sequences, Their Notation, and Representation
* Signal Amplitude, Magnitude, Power Definitions
* Signal Processing Operational Symbols

PERIODIC SAMPLING
* Periodic Sampling and Aliasing
* Sampling Low-Pass Signals
* Sampling Bandpass Signals
* Spectral Inversion in Bandpass Sampling

THE DISCRETE FOURIER TRANSFORM
* Understanding the DFT Equation
* DFT Properties
* DFT Results Interpretation
* Shifting Theorem
* Inverse DFT
* DFT Leakage
* Use of Signal data Windows
* DFT Resolution and Zero Padding
* DFT Processing Gain
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
DAY 2
THE FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM
* Relationship of the FFT to the DFT
* FFT Input/Output Indexing Bit Reversal
* Guidance On Using FFTs With Real-World Signals
* Averaging Multiple FFTs

FINITE IMPULSE RESPONSE DIGITAL FILTERS
* An Introduction to Finite Impulse Response Filters
* Convolution In FIR Filters
* FIR Filter Analysis and Design Examples
* Phase Response of FIR Filters (Group Delay)
* Half-Band FIR Filters
* Brief Introduction to Matched Filters
* FIR Comb Filters

_____________________________________
DAY 3
INFINITE IMPULSE RESPONSE DIGITAL FILTERS
* An Introduction to Infinite Impulse Response Filters
* The Laplace Transform
* The z-Transform
* IIR Filter Design and Analysis Methods
* Pitfalls in Building IIR Digital Filters
* Cascade and Parallel Combinations of Digital Filters
* Comparison of IIR and FIR Filters

ADVANCED SAMPLING TECHNIQUES
* Quadrature Signals and Quadrature Sampling
* Quadrature Sampling With Digital Mixing
* Digital Resampling (Sample Rate Change)
* Decimation
* Interpolation
* Decimation and Interpolation in Combination

E. *WHAT THE COURSE DOES NOT COVER:
The DSP Made Simple Course does not cover the hardware
architecture of commercial programmable DSP integrated circuits.
Likewise, while the course introduces the topic of commercially
available DSP design software packages, no computer programming
is performed as part of the course.

F. *COURSE HANDOUT MATERIAL
The training material comprises 475 pages of class handouts.
With the typical lecturer, the student must decide between
taking notes, or paying attention to what the lecturer is
saying. The training handout solves this "note-taking"
dilemma. The DSP Made Simple training material provides a
"bulletized" description of each DSP topic in addition to
an abundance of diagrams. A textual description
summarizing the key DSP concepts are included at the bottom
of each handout page.

The highly praised DSP textbook, "Understanding Digital Signal
Processing, 2/E" (Prentice Hall Publishing) will be supplied
to each student. *This book has been Amazon.com's top-selling
DSP book for over five years.

G. *COURSE LECTURER:
RICHARD LYONS is a Consulting Systems Engineer and lecturer
with Besser Associates in Mt. View, CA. He has been the Lead
Hardware Engineer for numerous large signal processing
systems for both the National Security Agency (NSA) and
TRW Inc. An experienced lecturer, and past instructor at the
University of California Santa Cruz Extension, Richard has
delivered signal processing seminars and training courses
throughout the US and Europe. As an Associate Editor for the
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, he created and edits the
magazine's "DSP Tips & Tricks" column. He has written numerous
articles on DSP topics, and authored the best selling
textbook "Understanding Digital Signal Processing 2/E"
(Prentice Hall, 2004). He is also the Editor of, and contributor
to, the Wiley & Sons/IEEE Press book: "Streamlining DSP,
A tricks of the Trade Guidebook". *Richard is a member of
the IEEE, and Eta Kappa Nu the electrical engineering honor
society. He can be contacted at: .

H. *WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT THE COURSE
* * Instead of overwhelming the student with complex
* * *mathematics, the lecturer uses intuitive explanations and
* * *well-chosen examples to develop a fundamental understanding
* * *of DSP theory. (A recipe for technical material that's too
* * *rich in equations is hard for the beginner to digest.)

* * The practical aspects of signal processing techniques are
* * *stressed as opposed to mathematically rigorous discussions
* * *of discrete system theory. THIS COURSE TEACHES THE
* * *STUDENTS HOW TO USE DSP IN THEIR WORK.

* * Comprehensive in scope, and gentle in approach, the course
* * *gives the student a thorough grasp of the basics and the
* * *ability to move on to more sophisticated DSP concepts and
* * *applications.

* * In addition to covering the key practical aspects of DSP, a
* * *collection of tricks-of-the-trade used by DSP professionals,
* * *to make their processing more efficient, are introduced
* * *throughout the course.

* * In terms of DSP training, this course is the beginner's best
* * *opportunity to efficiently and thoroughly learn the
* * *fundamentals of DSP.

------
I. QUOTES FROM RECENT STUDENTS:

* *"Excellent course for engineers wanting to get (an) insight
* * into DSP."
* * * * * * * * * * *- George Hughes, Lockheed Martin

* *"Instructor takes a traditionally difficult subject to learn,
* * and made it easy. His printed material is excellent."
* * * * * * * * * * *- William Schnable, Lucent Technologies

* *"I appreciated the instructor's ability to communicate complex
* * subjects in a simple format. This course is in my top 3 of
* * 'Best Ever' (in 20 years)."
* * * * * * * * * * *- Brian Kralicek, Nokia

* *"Lyons presents a very solid engineering perspective of the
* * subject with a minimal, yet sufficient, amount of math."
* * * * * * * * * * *- Gene Kozin, Itron Inc.

* *"... great instructor. I now understand what the college
* * professors were trying to teach."
* * * * * * * * * * *- Simon Sirin, U.S. Dept. of Energy

* *"This course takes the mystery out of DSP. Instructor has
* * a knack for presenting information in a way that is very
* * logical and easy to understand."
* * * * * * * * * * *- Dale Laing, Lockheed Martin

* *"Lyons' is an excellent communicator of highly technical
* * material. He uses plenty of real examples to translate
* * theory to something of utility."
* * * * * * * * * * *- David Day, Day Test and Measurement Inc.

To register for the class, please contact Besser Associates at
Phone: (650)949-3300. *For additional course offerings, call Besser
Associates or visithttp://www.bessercourse.com/to view our
public course catalog and current schedule.


Am I missing something or was this posted on the last day of the
class? This makes me think of the Russian Comedian Smirnov who opens
the newspaper and reads the ad that says: "Big Sale - Last Week" He
comments so all right I didn't go, but do you have to rub it in?
Clay

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