DSP education is being challenged to move students beyond theory to DSP implementations. Dr. Mark A. Yoder, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, addresses this need with multimedia signal processing labs in which students use Simulink and Real-Time Workshop to design and implement programs onto DSP chips that synthesize music in real time.
Programming skills are fundamental components of any engineering or computer science program. To be effective programmers today, students also need to learn problem-solving skills. As a result, many universities teach MATLAB in introductory-level programming courses.
In automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, and other industries, engineers use Model-Based Design to model, simulate, implement, and verify their embedded control systems. In response to this trend, controls courses and laboratories are increasingly using Model-Based Design to teach future engineers to implement con¬trol strategies in hardware.
By The MathWorks
This article was published in The MathWorks News & Notes, 2008