5 ECTS credits
135 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 4019803ENR 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.
This course contributes to the following programme outcomes of the Master in Electronics and Information Technology Engineering:
The Master in Engineering Sciences has in-depth knowledge and understanding of
2. integrated structural design methods in the framework of a global design strategy
3. the advanced methods and theories to schematize and model complex problems or processes
The Master in Engineering Sciences can
7. present and defend results in a scientifically sound way, using contemporary communication tools, for a national as well as for an international professional or lay audience
9. work in an industrial environment with attention to safety, quality assurance, communication and reporting
11. think critically about and evaluate projects, systems and processes, particularly when based on incomplete, contradictory and/or redundant information
The Master in Engineering Sciences has
12. a creative, problem-solving, result-driven and evidence-based attitude, aiming at innovation and applicability in industry and society
13. a critical attitude towards one’s own results and those of others
15. the flexibility and adaptability to work in an international and/or intercultural context
16. an attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career
The Master in Electronics and Information Technology Engineering:
17. Has an active knowledge of the theory and applications of electronics, information and communication technology, from component up to system level.
19. Has a broad overview of the role of electronics, informatics and telecommunications in industry, business and society.
20. Is able to analyze, specify, design, implement, test and evaluate individual electronic devices, components and algorithms, for signal-processing, communication and complex systems.
21. Is able to model, simulate, measure and control electronic components and physical phenomena.
22. Is aware of and critical about the impact of electronics, information and communication technology on society.
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 Electrical Engineering: Standaard traject BRUFACE J