Complements of Electronics - EF

Ano letivo: 2019-2020
Specification sheet

Specific details
course codecycle os studiesacademic semestercredits ECTSteaching language
2003023116pt *)

*) N.B.  if there are students who do not speak Portuguese the language is English.

Learning goals
Understand the benefits and commitments of the use of feedback in electronic systems. Ability to analyze electronic circuits with feedback and calculate the gain and other parameters of interest of feedback circuits. Ability to study the stability of the feedback circuit and apply basic methods of compensation.
Understand the role of filters in electronic systems. Recognize and specify the different types of filters. Knowledge of the characteristics of Butterworth and Chebyshev filters. Knowledge of the transfer function of first and second order filters, their implementations LCR and the Antoniou circuit. Ability to design filters.
Knowledge of fast data acquisition systems and their main architectural options. Knowledge of standards for interconnection of modules and systems. Identify the building blocks of data acquisition modules. Knowledge of the different possible strategies for local processing of the acquired data.
Basic properties of negative feedback. The basic topologies. Determination of the gain with feedback. The stability problem. Effect of feedback on the amplifier poles. Stability study using Bode plots. Frequency compensation.
2. Filters and tuned amplifiers.
Introduction. The filter transfer function. Butterworth and Chebyshev filters. First-order and second-order transfer functions. LCR resonator and LCR filters. Active filters. Tuned amplifiers.
3. Introduction to fast data acquisition systems.
Introduction. Application areas. Test and measurement instruments.
4. Fast data acquisition system architectures.
Distributed systems and networked and modular systems. High performance busses. Standards.
5. Data acquisition modules.
Structure. Functional blocks. Transmission lines. Signal conditioning. Analog to digital conversion. Timing and synchronization.
6. Data processing modules.
Local processing (FPGA). Dedicated processing units.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis;
. Computer Skills for the scope of the study;
. Competence to solve problems;
. Adaptability to new situations;
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice;
. Capacity of decision;
. Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field;
. Ethical commitment;
. Competence in autonomous learning;
. Creativity;
(by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
laboratory classes30
total of teaching hours60

Exam100 %

Bibliography of reference
Microelectronic Circuits, Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, Oxford University Press, 5th ed.
Apontamentos do professor.
Teaching method
Lectures supplemented by practical classes and simulation.
Resources used
Laboratório de electrónica convenientemente equipado.
Computadores equipados com programa para simulação.