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Audio Systems Technology - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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subject properties Audio Systems Technology in major Master Medientechnologie 2017
subject number8255
examination number2100238
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group 2181 (Electronic Media Technology Group)
subject leader Dr. Stephan Werner
term Wintersemester
languageEnglisch, auf Nachfrage Deutsch
credit points4
on-campus program (h)34
self-study (h)86
Obligationobligatory elective
examwritten examination performance, 120 minutes
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previous knowledge and experience

Basics in engineering sciences like digital signal processing and fundamentals in system theory,

Basics in acoustics and electroacoustics

learning outcome

The lecture series enables the students to identify, interpret, analyze, and validate current digital audio systems and technologies. The students are able to describe and categorize modern digital audio software and hardware components. One result is to raise awareness of pitfalls of the design process of current audio systems and to be able to understand and validate the design process.


Overview about the main topics:

  • Analogue to digital conversion
  • Dithering
  • Sample Rate Conversion
  • DFT / FFT basics and applications
  • Digital Filters
  • Audio Signal Restoration,
  • Digital Amplifier and Public Address
  • Digital Sound Synthesis and Manipulation
  • Music Information Retrieval
media of instruction

Lecturer Notes, Practical Seminars, Computer Based Training

literature / references

Zölzer, U.: "Digital Audio Signal Processing", Wiley, 2008.

Kahrs, M. and Brandenburg, K.: "Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics", Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Vary, P., Heute, U., and Hess, W.: "Digitale Sprachsignalverarbeitung", B.G. Teubner Stuttgart, 1998.

Several topic specific literature is given during the lecture

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