Course syllabus

Integrerade A/D och D/A omvandlare
Integrated A/D and D/A Converters

ETIN55, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Main field: Electronic Design.
Compulsory for: MSOC1
Elective for: E4-is
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course gives the student a basic knowledge about two kinds of fundamental mixed-signal circuits, i.e. A/D and D/A converters, which are becoming increasingly important in modern electronic systems. While the largest amount of signal processing is undoubtedly performed in the digital domain, very often the input and/or the output of the system is analog: as examples, we can mention the power amplifiers in digital audio, screens and monitors in digital video, and the antenna in radio communications, all applications that typically require high performance A/D and D/A converters. In fact, very diverse fields such as radio communications, wireline communications, hearing aids, and, in general, all kinds of embedded systems, are experiencing a very strong push to move the converters closer and closer to the user interface, in an effort to enter the robust and design-friendly digital domain as soon as possible. As a consequence, the performance of the A/D and D/A converters, in terms of conversion speed, signal range, power consumption, and area, is a key parameter in the overall quality of many commercial ICs.

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


Theoretical background of A/D and D/A conversion; specifications for A/D and D/A converters; most common architectures for A/D and D/A converters; Nyquist-rate and oversampled A/D and D/A converters; circuits for A/D and D/A converters; state-of-the-art of A/D and D/A converters

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Approved labs and approved written lab reports are required to pass the course with grade 3. For a higher grade (4 or 5), a successful written examination is required.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Assumed prior knowledge: ESSF01 Analogue Circuits or ETIN70 Modern electronics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETI220

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Pietro Andreani,
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