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Exploits in DSP
Revision of a course is an exciting opportunity to develop new examples and demonstrations. Last year’s revision of my Digital Signal Processing (DSP) course allowed me to take advantage of a new textbook’s rich supply of MATLAB examples by merging them with my decades of experience in utilizing LabVIEW in DSP. I was able to offer students both MATLAB and LabVIEW versions of exercises, exposing them to two leading software environments in the field simultaneously. Utilizing LabVIEW’s incorporation of Mathscript in its programming environment, we were able to develop hybrid MATLAB-LabVIEW code or write entire MATLAB programs in LabVIEW VIs. This paper will share some of these examples and compare results obtained from the two different environments. It will highlight the relative strengths of the two environments and conclude with student reactions to this approach.