The Use of Scilab-Cloud for Teaching Digital Signal Processing Concepts in Electrical Engineering Curricula

  • Cleber Gustavo Dias Informatics and Knowledge Management Graduate Program (PPGI), Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE, Rua Vergueiro 235/249, 01504-001, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nadja Thayna Feitosa Informatics and Knowledge Management Graduate Program (PPGI), Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE, Rua Vergueiro 235/249, 01504-001, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Luiz Carlos da Silva Informatics and Knowledge Management Graduate Program (PPGI), Nove de Julho University – UNINOVE, Rua Vergueiro 235/249, 01504-001, São Paulo, Brazil
Keywords: Digital Signal Processing, Scilab Cloud, Engineering Education


The digital signal processing (DSP) is a relevant area in the electrical/computer engineering field, since several applications have been observed during the past decades. On the other hand, students have demonstrated difficulties to understand not only the eventual applications, but also its mathematical concepts and theory. Actually, open source packages are available and increasing, but the use of these tools are not very widespread in electrical engineering curriculum. This paper presents the use of Scilab-Cloud software platform for teaching some fundamentals of digital signal processing in undergraduate level, particularly for electrical engineering curriculum. Therefore, some experiments have carried out with undergraduate electrical engineering students and a questionnaire answered by them evidenced the potential of Scilab-Cloud as an interesting alternative tool to foster and motivate students for learning DSP skills.


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