The course is divided in two modules.
The first part offers an overview of the basic analog and digital electronics. The course focuses on semiconductor technology and devices, transistors' circuital model and simulation, digital electronics main devices.
The second part deals with the fundamentals of the modern measurement science and uncertainty theory. Basic principles of the electrical instruments and their correct management. Measurement methods of the main electrical quantities. Modern measurement systems based on programmable instrumentation and PC-based data acquisition.
Provide students with a knowledge of modern semiconductor technology and the ability to analyze analog and digital electronic circuits. Understand the meaning of a measure and it’s uncertainty. Know the main features of analog and digital measurement devices. Acquire knowledge on the programmable instruments.
Amplifier: basic concepts and related circuits
Pn junction diode
Circuit simulation with SPICE
Memories and Flip/flops
Fundamental of measurement theory
Direct and indirect measurements
Measurement uncertainty and uncertainty sources
SI International System and measurement standards
Instruments and measurement methods of currents and voltages
Signal generators and synthesizers
Instruments for frequency and time interval measurements
Programmable instrumentation and IEEE 488 standard interface
PC-based instrumentation and software packages for data acquisition.
J. Millman, "Millman's Electronic Devices And Circuits", Tata Mcgraw Hill Education Private Limited (2011)
Klaas B. Klaassen, Steve Gee, Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation, Nov 2003, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521477298