lectures in Italian
The course aims at improving the skills of the student in the electronics industry by providing an overview of analytical techniques and both analog and digital circuit design. Special attention to practical problems will be given through laboratory experiences.
Learning outcomes (according to the Dublin descriptors)
#1 Knowledge and understanding: The course is aimed to acquire the methodologies for analyze and design analog and digital circuits.
#2 Applying knowledge and understanding: The syllabus provides that the theoretical training is accompanied by numerical simulations and laboratory experiments which stress the active participation, proactive attitude, autonomous processing capacity.
#3 Autonomy of judgements: The course develops the ability to analyze and design analog and digital electronic circuits.
#4 Communication skills: the student will develop appropriate language properties and unambiguous appropriate terminology by classroom and laboratory lessons.
#5 Ability to learn: Exercises and experiences in the laboratory are aimed at developing the ability to address the important points.
Operational amplifiers in inverting and non-inverting configuration. OrCad simulation of an op amp-based Adder circuit. OrCad simulation of a circuit D/A converter based on operational amplifier. Filters: transfer functions, types and specifications. Butterworth and Chebyshev filters. First-order filters, active and passive. Numerical analysis of active and passive filters of the first order. 2nd order filters. Active low-pass and high-pass filters of the second order. Numerical simulation of high-pass filter of the second order. Laboratory exercise on 2nd-order high-pass filter. Band-pass filter of the second order. Filter Tow-Thomas. Switched capacitor filters. Laboratory exercise on 2nd-order lowpass filter. Nonlinear applications of operational amplifiers: half-wave and full wave precision rectifiers. Linear sinusoidal oscillators. Wien bridge oscillator. Wien bridge oscillator PSpice analysis. Phase-shift oscillator. RF oscillators: Colpitts oscillators and Hartley. PSpice analysis phase-shift oscillator with amplitude control limit circuit. Laboratory exercise on the phase-shift oscillator. Nonlinear oscillators: MONOSTABLE, bistable and astable multivibrator. 555 timer. Monostable multivibrator laboratory exercise based on 555 timer. Fabrication technology of electronic circuits. CMOS logic families. Bipolar logic family. Programmable logic devices. PLA in bipolar and MOS Technology. Programmable logic devices. PAL, logic on the doorstep, programming the output polarity, programmable I/O terminals. Laboratory exercise on bistable SR. Numerical simulation of bistable SR with and without clock. FPGA.
During the course, theoretical aspects will be alternated with their numerical/practical applications. Group work is stimulated.
a) Sedra, Smith, Circuiti per la Microelettronica, EdiSES;
b) Olivieri, Elementi di progettazione dei sistemi VLSI, EdiSES;
c) P.Spirito, Elettronica Digitale III Edizione, McGraw-Hill Italia 2006.
The exam is divided into 2 parts that take place the same day.
1) A circuit simulation using the OrCad PSpice program(or equivalent) with the aim of assessing whether the student has the ability to design and simulate one of the circuits analyzed during the course.
2) An oral test in which the ability to link and compare different aspects of the course will be evaluated.
The reception time is on Monday from 2 to 4 pm in room 502.The exam can be in English language.