Arm Education Media concluded a successful 2018 with the publication of our newest textbook, Digital Signal Processing using Arm® Cortex®-M based Microcontrollers: Theory and Practice.
This is the second title in our textbook publishing program, which is aimed at students, professionals and hobbyists looking to learn more about the world of embedded systems, microcontrollers and coding. We caught up with the authors to take an in-depth look at the textbook, and we also discussed the importance of digital signal processing as a subject, as well as the direction of electronic engineering education.
Dr. Cem Ünsalan has worked on signal and image processing for 18 years. After receiving a Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University, USA in 2003, he began working at Yeditepe University, Turkey. He now works at Marmara University, Turkey. He has been teaching microprocessor and digital signal processing courses for 10 years. He has published 20 articles in refereed journals. He has published five international books and holds one patent.
Mr. M. Erkin Yücel received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Yeditepe University. He is pursuing a Ph.D. degree on embedded systems at the same university. He has guided microprocessor and digital signal processing laboratory sessions for three years. Currently, he is working in research and development in industry.
Mr. H. Deniz Gürhan received his B.Sc. degree from Yeditepe University. He is pursuing a Ph.D. degree on embedded systems at the same university. For six years, he has been guiding microprocessor and digital signal processing laboratory sessions. He has published books internationally on microcontrollers.
Why did you choose to write a textbook on Digital Signal Processing?
Digital signal processing has been used in all parts of our lives due to the evolution of digital systems and powerful microcontrollers. There are excellent textbooks on the theory of digital signal processing. We believe that a reader can grasp these theoretical concepts better by implementing them on microcontrollers. Therefore, we wrote such a book to serve the digital signal processing community, students, and all interested hobbyists.
What practical skills and knowledge can students obtain by using your textbook?
By using our book, students can gain a broad understanding of DSP concepts by implementing them on Arm Cortex-M based microcontrollers. More specifically, they will be able to implement DSP algorithms in C language for real-time applications on Arm Cortex-M4 microcontrollers.
How can faculty benefit from using your textbook in teaching their Digital Signal Processing courses?
In our book, we aimed to cover DSP concepts both from theoretical and practical perspectives. Hence, the faculty adopting our book can use it in explaining theoretical concepts in classroom as well as their implementation in laboratory sessions. Since theory and practice is covered synchronously in our book, faculty can easily switch from theory to practice and practice to theory in the offered course.
What are the features of the Cortex-M4 core that make it particularly useful to Digital Signal Processing?
How did you and your co-authors divide the writing duties for the (DSP?) textbook?
Prof. Dr. Cem Ünsalan focused on the theoretical concepts in the book. Meanwhile, Mr. Gürhan and Mr. Yücel focused on more labor-intensive implementation issues such as applications and C codes. As we prepared the draft version of the book, we checked all written sections and implemented applications together. Hence, each author was able to comment on all book sections and implementations. As a result, we were able to unify the pedagogy of the book.
Finally, what are the trends in electronic engineering education that are having an influence on the way you teach?
We can summarize our teaching methodology by the phrase “learning by doing.” Arduino opened up the way to simplify microcontroller usage through students and hobbyists with diverse background. Now, it is time to implement fundamental electronic engineering concepts (such as digital signal processing, digital control, and digital image processing) on more powerful microcontrollers. As a result, a student or hobbyist can use them in solving real-life problems.
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