CET734 General Purpose Digital Signal Processor

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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



The objective of this course is to present the basics of real-time signal processing using general purpose DSP. The concept of real-time processing  would be emphasized in the course. Various software architectures and  approaches for processing signals in real time would be discussed. Optimum  general purpose DSP and the trade-offs would be elaborated.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Signal and Media Processing
- FlexiMasters in Signal and Media Processing

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At the end of the course, learners  would understand the need of real-time processing. Techniques  for designing systems to achieve the required throughput using general purpose DSP would be acquired. In particular, basic skills required for d eveloping and debugging of software algorithms for system design would be achieved. These skills are useful in real-time system design in industrial  applications.

Introduction (DSP applications, Advantages of DSP, Real-time DSP systems), Microprocessor architecture, Digital signal processors, Interrupts &  scheduling, Implementation considerations (fixed-point representation, quantization error, overflow and solutions, TMS320 implementation of a realtime  filter), DSP software and hardware development procedure (code development environment, debugging, simulation and emulation tools,  TMS320 code composer studio).

For engineers who wish to upgrade their technical knowledge and skills  in the area of digital signal processing, which can be  used in the Infocomm industry for using DSP processors for any real-time  application. 

Standard Course Fee: S$1,620

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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CET700 Signal Space and Modulation1
CET701 Error-Correction Coding1
CET702 Spread-Spectrum Communication System1
CET730 Digital Filter Design and Spectrum Analysis1
CET731 Multirate Digital Signal Processing1
CET732 Linear Prediction and Optimal Linear Filters1
CET733 Digital Filter Implementation and Analog-Digital Conversion1
CET735 Algorithms and Architectures for Hardware and VLSI Signal Processing1
CET736 Multimedia Compression and Processing1
CET737 Multimedia Networking1
CET738 Multimedia Systems and Applications1
CET739 Image and Video Fundamentals1
CET740 Image and Video Coding Principles1
CET741 Image and Video Processing Techniques and Error Control1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Signal and Media Processing (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Signal and Media Processing (total 15AUs) 
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.