Full Title:Electronic Systems
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ELTR E7004
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module introduces the learner to a functional description of electronic hardware so that they may select the most appropriate technique in order to solve any particular problem. The module shows how basic subsytems combined form a hierachy of entire systems on chip. Expertise in microelectronic components is developed.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Recognise the major operational parameters of a complex integrated circuit.
  2. Intelligently interpret a datasheet for a complex Integrated Circuit.
  3. Design using standard circuit configurations, systems to achieve specified goals.
  4. Recognise potential design defects in device loading or timing parameters.
  5. Predict voltages, currents and waveforms present in these circuits using mathematical methods and software.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Symbols N-Type, P-Type, physical construction, device characteristics, transconductance, biasing, LTspice simulation.
Symbols N-channel, P-channel, E-type, D-type, enhancement and depletion mode operation, physical construction, gate oxide, field oxide. Accumulation, depletion, inversion, threshold, MOS capacitance, W, L, Cox. Equations, calculations, graphs, operating regions, transconductance, transient analysis, LTspice simulation.
DC biasing, AC equivalent circuits, Differential amplifier, DC, AC analysis, design. active load, current mirror, LTspice simulation.
Operational Amplifiers
Symbol, IC pin description, Ideal & Non-deal op amp behaviour, slew rate, open & closed loop operation, frequency dependant positive and negative feedback, inverting & non-inverting configuration, input impedance, output impedance, bandwidth, gain, phase margin, datasheet parameters.
Digital to Analog Conversion
Binary weighted, R/2R ladder, Resolution, LSB, Accuracy, settling time, linearity. datasheet parameters, DAC applications & examples: VoIP, Audio.
Analog to Digital Conversion
ADC types: Flash, Succesive approximation, Dual slope, Stair step ramp, Tracking, ADC parameters: Resolution, conversion time, least significant bit, nyquist rate, quantization error. Sample & hold circuit. Applications & examples: Temperature control system, Music recording, DSP, Data aquisition system for renewable energy source. Interpret datasheet parameters.
Operational Amplifier Circuits
555 timer, comparators, Schmitt trigger, summing amplifier, Instrumentation amplifier, active filters, voltage controlled oscillators, ring oscillator, datasheet parameters.
Case Studies
Complex SMPSU, Microprocessor compatible ADC, Frequency counter IC.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test n/a 1,2,3,4,5 5.00 0 0 Week 8 0
Class Test n/a 1,2,3,4,5 5.00 0 0 Week 14 0
Continuous Assessment n/a 1,2,3,5 20.00 0 0 Week 9 0
Multiple Choice Questions n/a 1,2,4,5 10.00 0 0 Every Second Week 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
In the case of a student having failed this module overall and having achieved less than 40% for their CA element they will be given an opportunity to repeat some recoverable elements of the CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom Lecture 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.33 Every Week 2.33
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.33
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Floyd T, Electronic Fundamentals, Circuits, Devices & Applications, Prentice Hall
  • Malvino A.P, Electronic Principles, McGraw-Hill
  • Allen, Philip E, CMOS Analog Circuit Design
  • R. Jacob Baker, CMOS circuit design, layout & simulation
  • Willy M.C. Sansen, Analog Design Essentials
  • Behzad Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 3 Mandatory