6 ECTS credits
160 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 4012659ENR for all students in the 2nd semester at a (E) Master - advanced level.

Semester
2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Impossible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Taught in
English
Partnership Agreement
Under interuniversity agreement for degree program
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Department
Electronics and Informatics
Educational team
Maarten KUIJK (course titular)
Hans INGELBERTS
Sven BOULANGER
Robin DELEENER
Activities and contact hours
36 contact hours Lecture
36 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
Course Content

Chapter 1:  Sensors en Actuators
• Type of Sensors en Actuators
• Calibration, Signal conditioning & Linearization

Chapter 2: Elektronical Interfacing of Sensors en Actuators
• Transistor circuits
• Microcontroller concepts
• Interfacing using. PC-IO boards
• Driving array en reading out arrays

Chapter 3: Elektronical transmission of data
• EMI, EMC, crosstalk in lumped en distributed systems
• Digital Transmission
• Analog Transmission
• Printed Circuit Board Design

Chapter 4: Microsystems, real-world examples
• Systems on discrete components (example of an optical power monitoring system)
• Integrated chip systems (examples: ID-tag, PON receiver chip)
• Systems based on modules/components (examples ...)
• Systems having strong opto-electronic interaction (LCD-microdisplay, Photonic Mixer for 3D camera’s)

Course material
Digital course material (Required) : Ontwerp en realisatietechnieken in de Elektronica 2, Prof. M. Kuijk
Digital course material (Required) : English handbooks and tutorials of software packages
Digital course material (Required) : Software packages like: Max-Plus (FPGA's); Silvaco; Tanner L-edit
Handbook (Recommended) : CMOS analog circuit design, P. E. Allen & D. R. Holberg, 3de, OXFORD, 9780199937424, 2012
Handbook (Recommended) : High speed digital design: A handbook of Black Magic, Howard Johnson and Martin Graham, Prentice Hall, 9780133957242, 1993
Additional info

Lecturing team: VUB: Prof. Maarten Kuijk. UGent: Prof. Herbert De Smet 1) Dutch course notes: 'Ontwerp en realisatietechnieken in de Elektronica 2' by Prof. M. Kuijk;
2) English handbooks and tutorials of software packages;
3) Software packages like:  Max-Plus (FPGA's);  Silvaco; Tanner L-edit,
4) 'CMOS analog circuit design': P. E. Allen & D. R. Holberg, OXFORD, ISBN 0-19-510720-9,
5) 'High speed digital design: A handbook of Black Magic": Howard Johnson and Martin Graham, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-395724-1

Learning Outcomes

Algemene competenties

Being able to make the bridge between the central digital part of a nowadays electronics system and the outside world of sensors and actuators, using analog electronics circuits and components.  Further objectives: gaining insight in different types of (opto-) electronical interfacing, and in the advantages and drawbacks of different solutions.  Daring and willing to make electronic interfaces build on transistors circuits, microcontrollers, etc… Being able to solve problems in data communication at low frequencies, as well as at higher telecom frequencies.

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 50% of the final mark.
PRAC Practical Assignment determines 50% of the final mark.

Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Oral Exam with a relative weight of 50 which comprises 50% of the final mark.

    Note: 50% theory: Oral exam

Within the PRAC Practical Assignment category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Analog/Digital Design with a relative weight of 25 which comprises 25% of the final mark.

    Note: 25 % for the Anadigi design
    The marks are based on the realisations of 2 LAB-designs. Are the specifications of the designed systems fulfilled, and how ?
  • uController design with a relative weight of 25 which comprises 25% of the final mark.

    Note: 25% for uContr design

Additional info regarding evaluation

50 % for the (electronics by means of computer aided design) ECAD-designs:
The marks are based on the realisations of 2 LAB-designs.  Are the specifications of the designed systems fulfilled, and how ?
50% theory: Oral exam

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Electronics and Information Technology Engineering: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
European Master of Photonics: Standaard traject