Those all sound pretty good. If the VLSI class focuses on verilog or vhdl,
and includes a hardware portion where you learn to use FPGAs I would
strongly reccomend you enroll in that course. FPGAs are increasingly
important in DSP applications.
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM, wrote:
> I'm a new grad student about to start my master's in electrical
> engineering. My concentration is going to be Musical Acoustics and
> Audio/Music Signal Processing.
> I want to balance my courses with hardware-oriented courses which will give
> me an exposure to working on DSPs and micros. I want to possess the
> skills/experience the industry looks for in an Audio DSP Engineer.
> The courses (in my entire program) I've already decided upon are DSP,
> Musical Acoustics, Audio Signal Processing and Computational Music. I am
> confused as to which hardware-related course I should take. Intro to VLSI?
> Computer Architecture? What should I look for in a course?
> Waiting to hear from you!
UC Santa Cruz Computer Engineering