TTT4120 - Digital Signal Processing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Digital signal processing (DSP) plays a major role in the fast development of new methods within areas such as telecommunication, multimedia, medicine, seismic, remote sensing, monitoring and control of industrial processes, and so on. DSP may be defined as the mathematical tools that are used to analyze, model, or transform physical (real-world) signals/processes and sources. This includes basic operations like filtering and frequency analysis but also methods/systems for modeling, estimation, and classification. The following topics are taught: time, frequency, and z-domain description of discrete signals and linear time-invariant systems; analysis and design of filters; multirate systems, correlation, and energy spectrum; statistical properties, modeling, and estimation of discrete stochastic processes.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Student has a) an understanding of why digital signal processing is used. b) has detailed knowledge of the basic methods for processing discrete signals and systems. c) a basic understanding of analysis, modeling, and estimation of real-world stochastic signals. Skills: Students can 1) solve basic problems within filtering, frequency analysis, and signal modeling by combining earlier acquired knowledge and skills within mathematics, statistics, and basic signal processing. 2) use Matlab/Python to solve the above basic problems

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, compulsory and optionally homework problems and computer exercises in Matlab.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination in August, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

The course material is announced at the first lecture.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE2024 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Telecommunication
  • Applied Information and Communication Technology
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Seismics
  • Communication and Information Science
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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