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.

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
30 contact hours Lecture
30 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.

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.

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 Electrical Engineering: Standaard traject BRUFACE J