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Python Applications for Signal Processing and Digital Design

March 21 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm


Course Kick-off / Orientation 6:00PM – 6:30PM EDT; Thursday, February 29, 2024

First Video Release, Thursday, February 29, 2024.   Additional videos released weekly in advance of that week’s live session!

Live Workshops:  6:00PM – 7:30PM EDT; Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024

Registration is open through the last live workshop date.  Live workshops are recorded for later use. 

Registration Fees: 

IEEE Member Early Rate (by February 15):  $190.00

IEEE Member Rate (after February 15th):  $285.00

IEEE Non-Member Early Rate (by February 15):  $210.00

IEEE Non-Member Rate (after February 15):  $315.00

Decision to run/cancel course:  Thursday, February 22, 2024

Course Information will be distributed on Thursday, February 29 in advance of and in preparation for the first live workshop session.  A live orientation session will be held on February 29, 2024. 

Attendees will have access to the recorded session and exercises for two months (until May 28, 2024) after the
last live session ends!

This is a hands-on course combining pre-recorded lectures with live Q&A and workshop sessions in the popular and powerful open-source Python programming language.

Pre-Recorded Videos:  The course format has been updated to release pre-recorded video lectures that students can watch on their own schedule, and an unlimited number of times, prior to live Q&A workshop sessions on Zoom with the instructor. The videos will also be available to the students for viewing for up to two months after the conclusion of the course.

Overview: Dan provides simple, straight-forward navigation through the multiple configurations and options, providing a best-practices approach for quickly getting up to speed using Python for modelling and analysis for applications in signal processing and digital design verification. Students will be using the Anaconda distribution, which combines Python with the most popular data science applications, and Jupyter Notebooks for a rich, interactive experience.

The course begins with basic Python data structures and constructs, including key “Pythonic” concepts, followed by an overview and use of popular packages for scientific computing enabling rapid prototyping for system design.

During the course students will create example designs including a sigma delta converter and direct digital synthesizer both in floating point and fixed point. This will include considerations for cycle and bit accurate models useful for digital design verification (FPGA/ASIC), while bringing forward the signal processing tools for frequency and time domain analysis.

Jupyter Notebooks: This course makes extensive use of Jupyter Notebooks which combines running Python code with interactive plots and graphics for a rich user experience. Jupyter Notebooks is an open-source web-based application (that can be run locally) that allows users to create and share visually appealing documents containing code, graphics, visualizations and interactive plots. Students will be able to interact with the notebook contents and use “take-it-with-you” results for future applications in signal processing.

Target Audience: This course is targeted toward users with little to no prior experience in Python, however familiarity with other modern programming languages and an exposure to object-oriented constructs is very helpful. Students should be comfortable with basic signal processing concepts in the frequency and time domain. Familiarity with Matlab or Octave is not required, but the equivalent operations in Python using the NumPy package will be provided for those students that do currently use Matlab and/or Octave for signal processing applications.

Benefits of Attending / Goals of Course: Attendees will gain an overall appreciation of using Python and quickly get up to speed in best practice use of Python.

All set-up information for the installation of all tools will be provided before the start of class.



March 21
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Event Tags:
Region: Region 1 (Northeastern US)
Affiliated Group Name: Boston Section


Region 1 (Northeastern US)
Affiliated Group Name
Boston Section