Course syllabus

SSY011 Electronic systems lp1 HT20 (7.5 hp)

The course is offered by the department of Electrical Engineering

Contact details

Course aim

This course will provide knowledge about some methods and tools for analysis and design of analog and digital electronics.

Course literature

The mandatory literature consists of lecture slides, lab memo, and other online material, which will be posted or linked here on the course homepage.

Optional literature suggestions will be included in the lecture slides.

Course design

The red thread of the course is a series of labs, where different kinds of digital and analog electronics are designed in a modular approach. At the end, the modules are put together into a digital system for audio transmission.

In the lectures, some contents from previous courses are combined with other theoretical and practical topics to develop a holistic view on electronics design. The students are thus provided with the prerequisites to build a complete communication system. The specific contents of each lecture is to a large extent guided by the needs in the weekly labs.

Four optional hand-ins are offered, which can give bonus points for the exam.

Changes made since the last occasion

  • Corona adaptation: Lectures and consultations are now online. Revised lab routines.
  • Improved lab hardware and lab memo details.

Learning objectives

  • Analyse and modify existing VHDL code.
  • Use computer software for simulation of VHDL code and its synthesis in an FPGA circuit.
  • From a functional description, design a state diagram for a state machine.
  • Dimension, analyse, and implement current/voltage converters, digital/analog converters, analog/digital converters, parallel/serial converters, and serial/parallel converters.
  • Handle computer software for analog electronic circuit drawing and simulation.
  • Dimension, analyse, and implement signal amplifiers, power amplifiers, and active filters.
  • Measure and analyse the spectral characteristics of analog amplifiers and filters.
  • Design cascaded filters and amplifiers in order to achieve desired spectral characteristics.
  • Analyse the stability of a feedback system and calculate the conditions for oscillation.
  • Dimension and implement a complete system for digital transmission of audio signals including analog and digital subsystems
  • Describe a typical development process for electronic systems in industry.

Links to the syllabus and course details on Studieportalen are here or here.

Examination form

The course is examined in two parts:

  • Written exam, 4.0 credits. Points from lab work and hand-ins are credited as bonus for written exams during this academic year (until August 2021) but not later.
  • Lab course, 3.5 credits. The performance in homework, lab sessions, and report are assessed jointly.

Course details

Further information about lectures, labs, hand-ins, consultations, and examination are available under Home in the menu on the left.