Because the ASN Filter Designer has an easy look-and-feel, it’s ideal for a ‘hands on’ course! Students can actually ‘play’ with DSP and see changes immediately. Instead of having to create algorithms themselves. Which, yes, teaches them how to program but less about their DSP skills.
Alternatively, the student can experiment with whatever the lecturer has already created. In this case, the students can simply experiment with the lecturer’s tutorial example without fully understanding the theory – which is ideal for the first few steps in DSP!
However, you learn the most by doing and experimenting yourself. By ‘playing’ with the ASN Filter Designer, students appreciate how their filtering algorithm impacts the end-product.