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ECE-2025 Lab Assignments

The labs are posted in Adobe’s PDF format. You may
obtain a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader for
free from
. It should work in version 3.0 or later, but it works best with version 4.

Special instructions are noted on each assignment.
Lab reports are due at the beginning of lab.
Labs turned in later on the same day will lose 5 points.


NOTE: The FAQs were created from questions and comments on the labs during
the previous semester(s). Thus, there might be some differences in cross-referencing
sections of the labs for this semester.
Description Due Dates FAQ** Support Material
Lab#1 Week of 22-Jan-01 FAQ

Getting Started with MATLAB

(1.1 Mb PDF file from Mathworks)


Little Bits of MATLAB
(Old MATLAB tutorial)

Another MATLAB Tutorial
(written by Prof. Heck)
Lab#2 Week of 29-Jan-01 FAQ  
Lab#3 Week of 5-Feb-01 FAQ
Vectorization Help

Matrix Multiply review

Lab #4

Harmonic Signals & Musical Notes
5-8 Feb

Lab-4 FAQ

coscos.m (test file for
debugging in the warm-up).

Song is “Funeral March of a Marionette”

Uses two data files in MATLAB binary format:
marionnotes.mat contains information about key numbers and durations for the entire song.
marionshort.mat contains only the first 3 measures (useful for debugging).
Data is stored in a MATLAB structure called theMelodies.

Download this archive.
Un-zip to get marionnotes.mat and marionshort.mat

Sheet Music for Funeral March of a Marionette

WAV file: audio of Funeral March of a Marionette

How to Plot the Spectrogram as an

M-file to plot the
Get the new spectgr.m also from the
M-files link.

Help on Structures in MATLAB

Lab #5

Digital Images: A/D and D/A
Week of 12-15 Feb

Lab-5 FAQ

Uses two image data files in MATLAB binary format:
lighthouse.mat and
Download this archive.
Un-zip to get lighthouse.mat and stinger.mat Some useful information is available in printing-multiple-images.

Lab #6

Digital Images: A/D and D/A
Week of 19-22 Feb

Lab-6 FAQ

Download this archive.

Lab #7

Nulling Filters
Week of 26 Feb – 1 Mar

Lab-7 FAQ

Download this archive.

Lab #8

Everyday Sinusoidal Signals
Week of 26-March

Lab-8 FAQ

Download this archive.

Lab #9

Two GUIs
Week of 19-March

No FAQ available

The GUIs can be downloaded from:

Lab #10

Numerical Evaluation of Fourier Series
Week of 2-April

Lab-10 FAQ

Lab #11

Design With Fourier Series
Week of 6-April and 9-April

Lab-11 FAQ

Lab #12

AM Communication System
Weeks of 9-April and 16-April

Lab-12 FAQ

Download this archive.