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PHYSICS
Course unit
APPLIED ELECTRONICS
SCP7081701, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS
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Degree course track PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED ELECTRONICS
Website of the academic structure http://fisica.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines FIS/01 Experimental Physics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: Assimilation of analog and digital electronics foundations.
Ability to decode an analog and digital circuits by finding their main functional blocks.
Basic ability to draw analog circuits.
Basic ability to draw digital circuits on programmable logic devices.
Examination methods: Oral exam
Assessment criteria: The criteria for the evaluation of the oral test take into account the correctness of contents, arguing clarity and critical analysis
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures and numerical exercises
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides shown during the lectures (see related Moodle page)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. Laicata, Circuiti elettronici. --: --, --.
  • T.H.Wilmshurst, Analog Cirtuit Techniques. --: --, --.
  • W.Kleitz, Digital Electronics - A Practical Approach with VHDL. --: --, --.