APPLIED ELECTRONICS

Second cycle degree in PHYSICS

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: -- --

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Examination methods: Oral exam
Course unit contents: Part I. ELECTRONICS AND ANALOG INSTRUMENTATION

1. Review: Basic analog electronic
2. Review: Feedback
3. Operational Amplifiers (Real, Freq. Behavior)
- Linear and non-linear Applications
4. Generation of signals and oscillators
- Power supplies
- Voltage / current reference generators
- Oscillators
5. Noise and analog signal recovery
- Noise in electronic circuits (analogue) (noise and power spectrum, types of noise (thermal, shot, 1 / f), noise in devices (transistors, op.amp.), ENC calculation, feedback effect on noise)
- Low noise amplifiers (Radeka amplifier → charge amplifier, other front-end amplifiers → Noise in transimpedance ampli.)
- Analog Filters and Signal Recovery Techniques (Approximation and Implementation, Switched Capacitor Filters, Frequency/Time Domain Filters)
- Signal Recovery Techniques (shaping for "energy" or "timing" and optimum filters, Lock-in, signal media, matched filters, mixing)


PART II. DIGITAL ELECTRONICS, DIGITAL DEVICES, CONVERSION AD / DA

6. Inverters and logic port families (TTL, ECL, MOS, ...)
- Inverters and logic ports (logic port function, bipolar/MOS inverters, inverters and ports TTL, ECL, MOS)
- fundamental circuits (combinatorial and sequential operations, flip-flop multiplexers, adder, shift registers, memories)

7. Convert A/D and D/A
- Instruments (z-transform) and noise (quantization noise)
- Digital-to-Analogue (Nyquist rate converters, DAC based on Resistors / Capacitors / Current sources)
- Analogue-to-Digital (Nyquist rate converters, time accuracy, ADC Flash, two-step, interpolating, successive approximations, samplers)
- Some conversion circuits in detail (sample & hold, switched emitter followers, ...)
- Oversampling → sigma-delta
- Signal Processing and Digital Filtering Techniques
- Examples of measurements of time and space

8. Complements
- Microprocessors, Microcontrollers and FPGAs
- Data Bus

9. Digital Laboratory → Introduction to VHDL