Syllabus autumn term 2003

Elektronik, system och signaler

Credits: 24. Grading scale: TH. Course coordinator: Bertil Larsson, Elektrovetenskap. Assessment: Final mark is calculated as the integer part of the average of the separate parts of the course. The separate parts are filed having one decimal. Parts: 7. Homepage:

Pedagogic idea:
(General aims for Electronic, systems and signals):
Within "Electronics, systems and signals" several subjects has been integrated with a course in order to emphasise that the subjects are not separate units but rather are like links in a chain. Electronic systems can not be analysed and designed with knowledge in a single academic subject but require a great deal of knowledge of the overview as well as details. The link between system aspects and specific knowledge in a topic is therefore central for "Electronics, systems and signals". It is essential that, although the details in a specific subject are important, they may not hide the whole picture. The student will be trained in relating specific knowledge to the whole picture and to seeing and understanding details in a system and how detailed knowledge is used to build a system.
The student should feel that the subjects are part of an entity and that subjects from different disciplines are interconnected. This is important in order to stimulate creative solutions to multi-disciplinary problems. To support this a number of new pedagogic items have been added. These are described below.

Knowledge aims:
After the course is passed the student will:

Aims: skills developed.
After the course is completed the student will:

Aims: knowledge gained.
After the course is passed the student will

Course Composition: The course lasts tree semesters and starts with an information lecture (in Swedish) at the first meeting of the first subject: Analogue electronics. The home pages of the different subjects contain specific information on the duration, literature etc. During the entire course you will work on an assignment analysing an analogue circuit.

See the different subjects.

Code: 0101. Name: Analogue Circuits.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratories, handin assignments and written examination (5 hours). Marks is registered when all parts are complete. Contents: Amplifiers are used in many areas for example in mobile phones, signal conditioning, medicine equipment and in computers. The course gives a systematic method with which an optimal amplifier may be designed.

Code: 0601. Name: Physics of Devices.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written exam. Contents: Defining semiconductors and charge transport in semiconductors via drift and diffusion. Electrical components like the P-N junction, the bipolar transistor and the MOS transistor. These are covered with respect to potentials, transport mechanisms, inherent capacitors and material parameters. The performance of components regarding frequency limits. Material properties of components, capacitors for example.

Code: 0701. Name: Systems and Signals.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: To qualify for a final grade, students must have passed the written examination and the laboratory work. The written examination takes the form of problem solving. Contents: Time and frequency properties of signals are introduced and typical signals are presented. Transforms between time- and frequency domain will be given as well as different methods to calculate the output signal from a digital signal processing system. In the laboratory works, Matlab as well as a real time digital signal processing system (DSP) are used. Various applications are presented, e.g., digital communication system (OFDM) and filtering of signals from the heart (ECG) and the brain (EEG).

Code: 1001. Name: Electrical Measurements.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Continuous examination throughout the laboratory work. Contents: Fundamental concepts like loading of the measurement objects, influence of noise, uncertainty in the results and calibration. Analog and digital oscilloscopes, digital multimeter, measurement of impedance with bridge- and voltage/current-methods, measurement of time and frequency with universal counter, measurement of frequency spectra with spectrum- and FFT-analyser (FFT – Fast Fourier Transform). Design of measurement systems.

Code: 1101. Name: Electrical Engineering.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Problem solving + either written partial examinations or final examination. Contents: The use of energy from wood, wind, water, coal, oil, nuclear power, sun, and fuel cells in various aspects. Function and qualities for various energy consumers like motors, heaters, transports, power electronics. Description, modelling and analysis of e.g. a step-up-converter, a DC machine, a net with energy storage, voltage control of photovoltaic cells, speed control of a DC motor, load control in power systems.

Code: 1201. Name: Electromagnetic Fields.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written partial examination and written final examination. Contents: Vector analysis, electrostatics, magnetostatics, induction and general time-dependence. Examples of what is treated in the course are divergence, curl, electric fields in vacuum and in materials, condensers, system of conductors, the image method, Biot-Savart´s law, energy, force, inductance, the law of induction, Maxwell's equations, plane waves and antennas.

Code: 1301. Name: Project.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report, oral presentation. Contents: Project Contents: The main object with this project is to connect the different sub courses in Electronics, Systems and Signals by giving the students a real application to analyse. The project is carried out in student groups of four and is guided by tutors representing the six subcourses. One tutor meeting is held each term. These are compulsory.