Engineering

ECM2118 - Analogue and Digital Electronics Design (2010)

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MODULE TITLEAnalogue and Digital Electronics Design CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2118 MODULE CONVENERProf C. David Wright (Coordinator), Dr. Purav Shah
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To encourage and assist students to build on their basic knowledge of electronic devices and components from preceding modules to enable them to specify and construct practical digital and analogue electronic designs. Design concepts and techniques will be introduced via lectures, problem sessions and case studies, including the use of simulation tools (multisim) and prototyping (pcb design). The course provides each student with the opportunity for successful completion of various practical electronic designs prior to the individual project in Year 3 and, for MEng students, the group project in Year 4.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
Note: List A comprises core outcomes that will be covered fully in lectures and must be achieved by all students to meet the minimum university requirement for progression. List B comprises outcomes that are EITHER more difficult to achieve OR are to be achieved by private study (or both). All outcomes will be assessed, and coverage of List B outcomes is essential for both BEng and MEng students. A: THRESHOLD LEVEL. Revision: diode and npn bipolar transistor operation. Basic discrete circuit building blocks (common-emitter, common-base, common-collector amplifiers). Specification of input and output resistance. Detailed design of common-emitter amplifier. Detailed design of emitter-follower amplifier. The differential long-tail pair. Multi-stage amplifier design. Effect of junction capacitances on amplifier performance. OPAMP circuits - amplifiers, integrators, comparators, oscillators, filters. Special purpose analogue devices - multipliers, adders, dividers, switches. Overview of logic families - TTL, ECL and CMOS. SSI, MSI and LSI combinational logic circuits and design. Programmable logic devices. Sequential logic circuits - latches, counters, registers. Multiplexers and timers. Use of circuit and device simulation software - Multisim Design, simulation, fabrication and testing of complete electronic system from analogue or digital design studies. B: GOOD TO EXCELLENT. Methods for practical evaluation of input and output resistance. How to beat the Miller Effect. Ideal and non-ideal OPAMP models. High speed logic design. State transition diagram and sequential machines. Linking circuit simulation to PCB design.
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Basic analogue building blocks: CE, CC and CB transistor amplifiers Differential transistor amplifiers Operational amplifiers: amplifiers, integrators, comparators, oscillators, filters Analogue adders, multipliers and dividers Analogue switches Basic digital building blocks: Logic families and main characteristics - TTL, CMOS, ECL SSI - small scale integration - functions, e.g. basic gates MSI - medium scale integration - functions, e.g. decoders, counters, adders, latches LSI - large scale integration - systems Programmable logic - PLAs, PALs , PLDs and FPGAs Multiplexers Design case studies: Phase detectors Lock-in amplifier design Pseudo-random sequence generators FPGA design
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Storey, N Electronics: A Systems Approach Addison Wesley 2009 9780273719182 [Library]
Set Green, D.C Applied Digital Electronics 4 Longman 1999 9780582356320 [Library]
Set Horowitz, P and Hill, W The Art of Electronics 2 CUP 1989 0-521-37095-7 [Library]
Set Ward, A. E. and Angus, J.S Electronic Product Design Chapman and Hall 1996 978-0412632006 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1102
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined