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