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Digital Signal Processing Implementation (algorithms to optimization)

Key facts

TypesProfessional Development
Short Courses
AddressEwert House
OX2 7DD map
Dates Fri 8 Jul 2016
Subject area(s)Electronic Engineering
Telecommunications Engineering
FeesFrom £415.00
Application statusApplications being accepted
Course codeO15C636H6Y
Course contactIf you have any questions about this course, please email electronics@conted.ox.ac.uk.


Algorithms to Optimization

A one-day supplement to the Digital Signal Processing course that takes the theory and translates it into practice.

  • The course will include a mixed lecture and demonstration format and has been written to be independent of target processor architecture.
  • The course will show how to take common DSP algorithms and map them onto common processor architectures. It will also give a guide line for how to choose a DSP device, in particular how to choose and use the correct data word length for any application.
  • In addition to the algorithmic coding issues, the course will also cover the use of hardware specific functionality such as the use of internal or external memory and how to use DMA engines to optimise the use of both.


What people say about the course...

Very detailed, well organised and clearly presented
- David Irvine, Senior Engineer, Ultra Electronics - CIS

Good supplement, key points were well made
- Ian Weeks, Principal Engineer, Semtech Northern Europe

Very interesting and engaging, will be directly applicable to my work
- Mark Ellis, AWE Plc


This course can be taken in conjunction with the Digital Signal Processing (theory and application) course as a single package for £1710.00

Please send me details about future Digital Signal Processing Implementation courses.

Programme details

Issues covered in the module include the DSP specific aspects of:
  • C vs. assembly coding techniques.
  • Fixed point effects and wordlength issues.
  • Optimising DSP code.
  • Debugging DSP code.
  • Independent of processor architecture.
  • Mixed format of lectures and demonstrations.

First day registration from 8.30am when course materials will be distributed.
Refreshments from 8.30am on the first day plus two 30 minute breaks during the day and a one-hour lunch break.
The course will begin at 9.00am and end at approximately 5.00pm on each day.



Mr John Edwards

Role: Speaker

Senior Field Applications Engineer,
Xmos Semiconductors Ltd

Since obtaining his BEng(Hons) from the University of Bradford,...more


Sample Certificate

Participants who attend the full course will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The sample shown is an illustration only and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.

Level and demands

Graduate level engineers and computer scientists who have limited experience with, and/or limited knowledge of DSP. Although a reasonable competence in mathematics will be helpful it is not essential and all the basic theory will be covered from scratch.

If you're uncertain whether this course is suitable for your requirements, please email us with any questions you may have.

Teaching methods

The course will include a mixed lecture and demonstration format and has been written to be independent of target processor architecture.


Rewley House Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms have been rated as 4-Star Campus accommodation under the Quality In Tourism scheme, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.


Fees include course materials, tuition, refreshments and lunches. The price does not include accommodation.

All courses are VAT exempt.

Option 1: Course fee for the Digital Signal Processing Implementation (algorithms to optimization) course only is £415.00

Option 2: Course fee for the Digital Signal Processing Implementation (algorithms to optimization) course and the Digital Signal Processing (theory and application) course is £1710.00

Fee options

Programme Fee
Option 1: Please see above: £415.00
Option 2: Please see above: £1710.00

Apply for this course

If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please contact:
Course Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)1865 286958
Email: electronics@conted.ox.ac.uk

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Application Form PDF document.

Terms and Conditions (important: please read before applying) .
Guidance Notes (important: please read before applying) PDF document.

Programmes including this module

This module can be studied as part of these programmes:

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