cod. 1000354

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Elettronica (ING-INF/01)
Ingegneria elettronica
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
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Integrated course unit module: ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION

Learning objectives

The design of the analogue signal conditioning chain in electronic instruments is discussed.


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Course unit content

 Analogue signal conditioning <br />
The main functional blocks in a data acquisition and processing system. <br />
Linear amplifiers. <br />
A deeper insight of operational amplifiers. OTA and trans-impedance amplifiers. Electrometric amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers, isolation amplifiers. <br />
Non-linear processing. <br />
Log-antilog amplifiers. The Gilbert cell. Analogue multipliers and their application in true rms measurements. <br />
Voltage and current references <br />
Zener, Vbe, Vth and band-gap references. Implementations in bipolar and CMOS technologies. <br />
Sample and hold circuits. <br />
D/A and A/D converters. <br />
D/A’s based on resistive weighting: binary weighting, block-binary weighting, direct and inverse R-2R networks.Capacitive weighting: binary weighting, serial conversion. <br />
Complements on A/D converter:over-sampling converters, delta-sigma converters, high speed converters. <br />
Phase Locked Loops <br />
Phase detection, VCO, linear PLL analysis in the phase domain. Type and order of the PLL. Steady state errors and tracking characteristics. <br />

Full programme

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Lecture notes

Teaching methods

Homework (1/4), assignment (1/4), oral examination (1/2)

Assessment methods and criteria

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Other information

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