Introduction to Electronic Systems

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AE8B32IES Z 2 0P + 2L English
Department of Telecommunications Engineering

This is a motivation subject with syllabus composed of a set of demonstrations and measurements. Its content is divided into several themes. Students have a choice from this offer based on their pre-knowledge. The goal is to complete the missing knowledge and skills which may vary in students comming from various schools. The next goal is to get an idea about the scope of the OES programme.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Theory of electromagnetic field.

a. Inhomogenous electric field, dielectric breakdown, Tesla transformer.

b. Interaction of materials with high frequency electromagnetic field.

c. Guided electromagnetic wave - waveguide with a metal shield.

d. Guided electromagnetic wave - dielectric wavequide.

e. Radiation, immunity.

2. Circuit theory.

a. Explanation of basic measuring devices (DC voltage source, voltmeter, ammeter, function generator, oscilloscope) - measurements.

b. Basic passive circuit elements (resistor, capacitor, inductor) - relation voltage-current, measurements

on a kit.

c. Integrating a derivative RC circuit - frequency dependence of a transfer, measurements on a kit.

d. Natural and induced oscillations in RLC circuit, measurements on a kit.

e. Semiconductor diode as a switch, one-way rectifier and Graetz rectifier with an resistive load,

infuence of a filtering capacitor, measurements on a kit.

f. Transistor as a controlled switch, powering of LED, measurements on a kit.

g. Switching on/off of an inductive circuit (relay), switch protection (transistor), measurements on a kit.

h. Transistor as a controlled current source, transistor amplifier, measurements on a kit.

i. Operational amplifier (OPA), realization of mathematic operations, measurements on a kit.

j. Generator of periodic signal (multivibrator with 2 transistors, generator with OPA), measurements on a kit.

k. Reflection of waves on electric transmission lines, computer demo, measurements on a kit.

l. Loaded resistive divider, integrating and derivative RC circuit, frequency dependence of the transfer, measurements and simulations.

3. Semiconductor components

a. Applications of a diode with PN junction and of a Schottky diode in a rectifier, measurements and simulations.

b. MOSFET current source and switch, application of NMOS inverter, measurements and simulations.

c. Power MOSFET as a switch, switching of an inductive load, protection, charge pump, measurements and simulations.

d. Phase power switching using thyristor, measurements and simulations.

e. Optical link LED-photodetector, demonstration a measurements of combinations of various LEDs and


f. Demonstration of an optical communication path with charge pump, step-up converter, flip-flop circuit,

OPA, optical transmitter and receiver, measurements and simulations.

4. Theory of signals a systems for digital communication.

a. Demonstration of the detection of a presence of a signal in a noise using filtering (matched filter).

b. Demonstration of elementary detection of digitaly modulated signal in a noise.

c. Demonstration of basic priciples of source and channel coding.

d. Demonstration of a delay estimator (radar, navigation).

e. Demonstration of a space estimator of the direction of the incoming signal.

5. Microprocessor technology

a. Demonstration of a microprocessor based starter kit.

b. Demonstration of a SW development using an instruction set.

c. Demonstration of a SW development using higher level language.

d. Demonstration of a SW development for input/output control.

e. Demonstration of a SW development for simple game on a VGA monitor, pong, life etc.

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