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ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DESIGN AND SIMULATION
INP3052841, A.A. 2016/17

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
IN0507, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DESIGN AND SIMULATION
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.dei.unipd.it/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-IN0507-000ZZ-2014-INP3052841-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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
Teacher in charge GIORGIO SPIAZZI ING-INF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-INF/01 Electronics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 COSTABEBER ALESSANDRO (Presidente)
BUSO SIMONE (Membro Effettivo)
CORRADINI LUCA (Supplente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Supplente)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)
6 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Presidente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CORRADINI LUCA (Supplente)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)
5 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Presidente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CORRADINI LUCA (Supplente)
MATTAVELLI PAOLO (Supplente)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)
4 A.A. 2016/2017 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Presidente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CORRADINI LUCA (Supplente)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)
3 A.A. 2015/2016 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Presidente)
CORRADINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: In addition to a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics, the course makes use of concepts in the fields of circuit theory (properties of electrical networks and fundamental theorems of network theory), electronics (electronic devices, operational amplifiers), and automation (feedback, stability, frequency response, Bode plots).
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides a basic information on the use of simulation tools which are widely applied for the analysis of electric and electronic circuits and systems. The students should acquire the ability to critically evaluate the simulation results highlighting the correlation between their accuracy and the adopted component models. Using simple electronic circuits as examples, a design metodology is given that, starting from the specifications, leads to the selection of the circuit topology and the components to be used, using the simulation as a tool for the design validation.
Examination methods: The final exam is divided into two parts:
1 - a laboratory test consisting in a simulation of an electronic circuit and interpretation of the results;
2 - oral test.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation is based on the skills gained on the use of CAD tools described in the course and, above all, on the capability to explain the simulation results. The ability to carry on the design of a simple electronic circuit will be investigated.
Course unit contents: Description of the simulation environment Matlab/Simulink and of the SPICE based circuit simulator.
DC, AC and transient analysis with SPICE and description of the main component models used.
Numeric integration methods employed in SPICE.
Passive components: resistors and capacitors.
Illustration of the design flow of simple electronic circuits and systems: selection of the circuit topology and the components to be used, theoretical analysis and design validation through simulation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lessons
Classroom exercises
Laboratory tests
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes
Material made available on the course web site.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • James B. Dabney, Thomas L. Harman, Mastering Simulink. --: Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN-13: 978-0131424777 Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Massobrio, P. Antognetti, Semiconductor Device Modeling with SPICE. --: McGraw-Hill, 1993. 2° edition - ISBN-13: 978-0071349550 Cerca nel catalogo