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EE3001 - Signal Processing 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Wave propagation. Transmission lines: characteristic and input impedance, lossless, lossy and distortionless lines. Smith Chart, impedance matching. Introduction to filter networks, practical frequency responses, terminations, frequency and impedance scaling and transformation of low-pass types to high-pass, band-pass or band-stop types. Butterworth, Chebyshev, Cauer-Chebyshev and Bessel filter types. Passive and active filters including ladder structures, cascaded biquad sections, active ladder simulation and switched capacitor filters. RF filters: coupled resonator LC, helical, cavity, dielectric and ceramic filters. Phase locked loops and their applications. Frequency synthesis.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to analyse and design active filters and switched capacitor filters;
  • ability to analyse and design phase locked loops;
  • ability to analyse and design practical low pass filters incorporating frequency and impedance scaling and using transformation to other filter types;
  • to understand the principles of wave propagation and operation of transmission lines. Learn matching and analysis techniques;
  • to understand types and basic properties of RF filters.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) -


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 27 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.