IL2205 Applied Signal Processing 7.5 credits

Tillämpad signalbehandling

This course gives an introduction in how to understand both analogue and digital signal processing algorithms. The steps to model the implementation effects, modify and make an algorithm implementable in specific hardware and software is described.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Overview of wireless communication systems.
Overview of Digital Signal Processing, DSP and FPGA

Basic Computer Arithmetic
- Number representation
- Adders, multiplier and dividers
- Cordic
Digital Filter Design
- FIR filters
- IIR filters
Multirate Signal Processing
- Interpolation
- Decimation
- CIC filters
- Filter banks
Fourier Transforms
- DFT and FFT algorithms
Advanced Topics
- Error control
- Modulation and demodulation
Adaptive Filters
- Wiener filters
- Audio
- Video

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to
- Design and implement building blocks for communication systems.
- Describe different number representations.
- Design and implement FIR, IIR and multi-rate filters.
- Design and implement DFTs and FFTs.
- Analyze the algorithms, propose solutions for and estimate HW/SW resources needed for the following applications:

  • Adaptive filters
  • Modulation
  • Demodulation
  • Audio signal proccessing
  • Video signal processing

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

2E1423 Signal theory
2E1430 Digital signal processing

or equivalent knowledge.


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Real-Time Digital Signal Processing,
S.M.Kuo, B.H. Lee and W. Tian
Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2006
ISBN: 0-470-01495-4

Digital Signal Processing with Field Programmable Gate Arrays,
U. Meyer-Baese
Second/third Edition, Springer, 2004/2008
 ISBN: 3-540-21119-5

Lecture notes on Wireless Communication Systems and additional material.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Grading scale: A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F

Other requirements for final grade *

Lab course: 3 ECTS
Written Exam: 4.5 ECTS

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Anders Västberg

Further information

Course web

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Course web IL2205

Offered by

ICT/Communications Systems

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Svante Signell (

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Recomended to programme

  • Master (Two Years), Wireless Systems, TTLSM
  • Master (Two Years), Communication Systems
  • Master (Two Years), Design and Implementation of ICT Products and Systems  (TDIPM)
  • Master (Two Years), Network Services and Systems (TNSSM)
  • Master (Two Years), System-on-Chip Design(TSKKM)
  • Master (Two Years), Security and Mobile Computing (TSMKM)