ECE 210/211 – Analog Signal Processing

Summer 2024


  • Welcome to Summer 2024 offering of ECE 210/211!

  • We will be using Gradescope for HW, labs and exam submissions, which can be accessed through Gradescope tab in Canvas

  • IMPORTANT: Exams will be proctored on Zoom using two-device proctoring. This means you are required to have:

    • A computer for viewing the exam

    • A mobile device/tablet/second computer with camera for live video feed of your desk/workspace

    • Sufficient Internet connection to stream your live video feed

  • Unless otherwise noted, all dates/times for this course refer to local time in Champaign, IL.

  • IMPORTANT: For ECE 210 students, please order your lab kits at BEFORE 6/14. Make sure you have your labs kits ready before the first lab.


ECE 210 is the first mathematically oriented course in the electrical and computer engineering curricula. The course begins by building on the circuit analysis concepts you learned in ECE 110 and then progresses into the more abstract world of Fourier and Laplace transforms. Much of what we will do will rely on your background in calculus. Our goal will be to apply mathematical tools to the analysis and design of signal processing systems, culminating in a thorough understanding of an AM radio receiver and the ability to design simple filters. ECE 210 deals with the processing of continuous-time, or analog signals. The follow-on course, ECE 310, covers the processing of sampled, or digital signals.

ECE 211 is the first half of ECE 210. (Chapters 1 through 6 in the course textbook).


Instructor: Prof. Xu Chen
Office: Zoom
E-Mail: Email
Office Hours: Thu. 10:30 - 11:30am

Teaching Assistants

TA: Steven Kolaczkowski (Head TA) Lin Le (Lab TA)
Office: Zoom Zoom
E-Mail: Email Email
Office Hours: Mon. 3-5pm and Wed. 3-4pm Mon. 6-7pm and Wed. 6-8pm


Recordings of lectures from 2023 Summer is provided on Illinois Media Space.

Days Times Zoom Link
MTWRF 9:00-10:20 AM Zoom

Discussion Forum

You can get online help using Course Discussion Forum link on Canvas.


ECE 110 and PHYS 212, credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285 or MATH 286

Topics: Calculus, concurrent registration in DiffEQ, physics-based treatment of electricity and magnetism, introductory exposure to circuit analysis


E. Kudeki and D.C. Munson, Analog Signals and Systems, Prentice Hall, 2009. Corrections to the textbook (errata) [Amazon]

Useful Tables

Additional Notes

Grading Policy

ECE 210 ECE 211
Homework 20% Homework 20%
Midterm Exams (3) 45% Exam 1 (Midterm) 35%
Final Exam 25% Exam 2 (Final) 45%
Labs 10%
Letter Grade Percentage Score
A+ 97-100
A 93-96
A- 90-92
B+ 87-89
B 83-86
B- 80-82
C+ 77-79
C 73-76
C- 70-72
D+ 67-69
D 63-66
D- 60-62
F below 60

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to abide by the University of Illinois Student Code.

Any academic integrity violations will result in a FAIR report. Furthermore, the penalty will be as follows:

  • A score of 0 (zero) on the assignment or exam where the academic integrity violation occurred.

  • A second offense results in a grade of F for the course.

  • Note that the standard of proof for a finding of infraction is “more likely than not”. This means I only need to show with 51% certainty that you committed the offense for the allegations to go on your record.

The following is a partial list of academic integrity violations for this course:

  • Copying homework or lab solutions from other students (working together and discussing is acceptable)

  • Copying homework or lab solutions from past solutions

  • Using websites such as Chegg or Course Hero while completing any course assignments or exams

  • Using unauthorized materials during exams

  • Communicating with any person during exams

  • Discussing the exam with any person within 24 hours of exam completion

  • Not an academic integrity violation: Distributing any course material without authorization. This includes uploading homeworks/solutions and exam solutions to web sites, or sharing these documents with people not enrolled in the course.

    • Although not an academic integrity violation, it is a violation of the law and I will refer you to U.S. Attorney's Office for prosecution under The Digital Millennium Copyright Act.