Digital Signal Processing, FPGA, and Embedded Processors Training

qaqadu event is offering courses on DSP for FPGAs (September 14-17, 2009), digital signal processing (October 6-9, 2009), and FPGAs for embedded processors (December 7-9, 2009). The courses are going to take place in Munich, Germany. The instruction language is English. Special attention is paid to practical experience. After each presentation a hands-on session will follow in which attendees will be able to simulate and implement the structures and architectures introduced. All attendees will receive electronic and printed versions of the teaching materials. A DVD containing all the simulation models used during the course will also be distributed. The comprehensive set of notes and examples is suited for in depth study after the course.

DSP for FPGAs
September 14-17, 2009 in Munich
The intensive 4 day DSP for FPGAs course is going to present and examine the use of FPGAs for DSP algorithms, applications and architectures. This course will feature the entire software design flow from concept, to bit true simulation, to actual hardware implementation on a Xilinx Virtex II Pro device. The course has been carefully designed to present the complex mathematical theory often associated with DSP in an intuitive and straightforward style.

DSP – Theory, Algorithms and Architectures
October 6-9, 2009 in Munich
The syllabus of the four day course Digital Signal Processing spans all the way from the basics of signal processing and the generic DSP system via frequency domain analysis, digital filtering, DSP software/hardware, DSP audio/baseband processing, signal (audio) source coding, adaptive DSP algorithms, computationally efficient DSP linear systems, digital communications, DSP for mobile and wireless down to DSP (software) enabled radio architectures and DSP on FPGAs. The complex mathematical theory associated with digital signal processing is presented in an intuitive and straightforward style. The following prior experience is useful but not essential: programming principles, electrical engineering principles, Bachelor level mathematics.

FPGAs for Embedded Processors
December 7-9, 2009 in München
The course FPGAs for Embedded Processors, held on December 7-9, 2009, will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of how embedded styled systems can be implemented within a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and discuss how FPGAs can be used as a platform for System-on-Chip (SoC) styled designs. An introduction to FPGAs and their DSP capabilities will be presented along with a detailed overview of the embedded processor and connectivity options that are available. The course has a significant practical element to show to the attendees how to implement simple hybrid software/hardware DSP algorithms. Attendees will develop existing Intellectual Property (IP) cores into hardware co-processors and combine these with soft processor cores using the various connectivity options available. Hardware/software debugging techniques will also be presented and demonstrated.

The courses will be led by the team of Professor Robert W. Stewart and integrates presentations and design sessions from other experienced design engineers from Steepest Ascent. The instructors have successfully offered courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) twice a year since 2002, and once a year at the ISLI since 2004.

More information: DSP, FPGA, and Embedded Training Registration (pdf)