Course syllabus

Avancerade A/D och D/A omvandlare
Advanced A/D and D/A Converters

ETIN60, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-23

General Information

Elective for: D5, D5-dpd, E4, E4-dpd, MSOC1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course deals with the theory and design of advanced mixed-signal circuits, in particular AD/DA converters built around Delta-Sigma modulators. Both discrete-time and continuous-time Delta-Sigma modulators will be treated in depth.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to orally communicate the results obtained from the laboratory work

be able to contribute sufficient fundamental concepts and knowledge so that a competent person in this area can document the idea, the problem and the solutions


Basic A/D- and D/A converters; basic Delta-Sigma A/D- and D/A converters; first-order and second-order Delta-Sigma modulators; higher-order Delta-Sigma modulators; continuous-time modulators; decimation filters; design of Delta-Sigma converters on silicon; test and measurements of A/D- and D/A converters; state-of-the-art in the design and performance of CMOS Delta-Sigma converters

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Attending at least 10 lectures, finishing all 4 lab works, and delivering qualified lab reports guarantee pass.

Code: 0113. Name: Compulsory Lectures.
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0213. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETIN05

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Pietro Andreani,
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