The general objective of the course is to acquire an understanding of microelectronic circuits.
Learning outcomes (according to the Dublin descriptors)
#1 Knowledge and understanding: The course is aimed to acquire the methodologies for knowledge, understanding and analysis of analog and digital microelectronic circuits.
#2 Applying knowledge and understanding: Those skills will be stimulated and improved though both theoretical and applicative lectures.
#3 Making judgements: The course should provide the capability to understand and to analyse analog and digital circuits.
#4 Communication skills: Students will improve technical language by classroom and laboratory theoretical lessons.
#5 Learning skills: Analysis of complex problems will let the student improving its comprehension skills by describing each complex problem using a scientific methodology.
Elettrotecnica, Analisi Matematica, Fisica.
Frontal lectures; classroom exercises.
Books: a) Richard C. Jaeger e Travis N. Blalock, Microelettronica Ved, McGraw Hill 2013; b) Paolo Spirito, Elettronica Digitale 3/Ed, McGraw-Hill 2006; c) Sedra, Smith, Circuiti per la Microelettronica, EdiSES; d) S. Daliento e A. Irace, Elettronica Generale, McGraw-Hill 2011
The purpose of the examination is to check the achievement of the aforementioned skills. The examination is separated in two stages, which take place within a few days:
- written examination; the written exam has the aim to evaluate the student's ability to solve simple problems by using the methods learned during the lectures and has selective nature (the student who does not exhibit sufficient knowledge of the matter will not be admitted to the oral examination). The duration of the written exam is 2.5 hours. The use of books, personal computers and smartphones is not allowed, whereas the scientific calculator can be adopted. In order to pass the examination, at least 2 exercises must be solved.
- Oral examination on all the topics covered in the lectures. The oral exam aims to evaluate the understanding of fundamental topics of the subject and the ability to connect and compare different aspects addressed within the lectures.
The final grade considers the results of the written and oral examinations and is expressed in thirtieths.