Texas Instruments Workshop "Hands-on DSP Teaching with the TI OMAP-L138 eXperimenter"

Monday March 26, 9:30 to 17:00 including lunch
Location: Room-F
Instructors: Donald Reay (Heriot-Watt University, UK) and Jacob Fainguelernt (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
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This full day interactive workshop will introduce the use of the TI OMAP-L138 eXperimenter for hands-on DSP teaching, using its C6748 floating-point DSP core and Code Composer Studio.

The OMAP-L138 eXperimenter is a low-cost development system utilizing TI's dual-core, ARM + DSP OMAP-L138 processor. The TI University Program is recommending this as the DSP development system that will be a successor to the C6713 DSK with increased performance and additional teaching options. Participants of the workshop will perform hands on lab exercises concentrating on programming the C6748 DSP core using Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio.

Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with a selection of real-time examples that illustrate and reinforce fundamental DSP concepts including sampling and reconstruction, and FIR, IIR, and adaptive filtering at a level suitable for teaching senior undergraduate or postgraduate students. The opportunity to discuss the implementation of hands-on DSP teaching will arise led by the two experienced and dynamic academic instructors.

The workshop will demonstrate how hands-on, real-time experiments may be carried out using the eXperimenter and all, or just a subset, of the following ancillary equipment: dynamic microphone, headphones, mp3 player, oscilloscope, signal generator.

Hands-on DSP teaching using the OMAP-L138 eXperimenter may be used to introduce students to important DSP concepts, real-time programming issues/techniques, use of Code Composer Studio, embedded system concepts, and to the architecture and capabilities of TI's OMAP-L138 processor. The support, training, teaching materials and textbooks available for the platform make it ideal to update or add new courses in your curriculum

Instructor Bios:

Donald Reay (Heriot-Watt University, UK) is the author of two textbooks on real-time DSP including the new book Digital Signal Processing and Applications with the OMAP- L138 eXperimenter. He is a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University. He received a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sussex, an MSc in Systems Engineering from The City University, and a PhD from Cambridge University. Previously he has worked on speech recognition at British Telecom Research Laboratories and, before that, on industrial robotics at EMI Electronics. He has published over 50 journal and conference papers, mainly concerning the control of switched reluctance machines, and is a member of the IEEE.

Jacob Fainguelernt (Tel-Aviv University, Israel) is an accomplished workshop instructor and author of two DSP Teaching ROMs including the upcoming C6000 Teaching ROM based on OMAPL138/C6748. He is the engineering supervisor of the Signal Processing and Communication labs at the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University. He also works as a consultant in the fields of Telecommunication and Signal Processing. He holds an MSc EE and BSc EE from Technion and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Previously he managed the Signal Processing group at Telrad (Lod, Israel), and he was also the system engineering group manager and Chief Engineer of ADC in Israel. He is a senior member of the IEEE and is the recipient of the 3rd Texas Instruments Educator Award (2008).


Space is limited so please register early by emailing the TI University Program at Please provide your name, organization, title and full contact information including physical address in your email. TI will work to accommodate registrants and preference is given to academic instructors. You will receive a return email of your registration status.

Attendees for the full workshop will receive the Experimenter Board, full version of Code Composer Studio Software, as well as copies of the teaching materials.