Electronics

Technical Training for Professionals

Expected in September 2021

Intro

This course is the follow-up course of the course “Design of analog electronics - Analog Electronics 1”.

The “Analog Electronics 2” module learns to apply, specify and design analog functions that are often required in embedded systems and uses standard integrated circuits and passive components. The functions discussed in this module are: active and passive filters, networks for impedance transformation, matching and –correction, switches, comparators and application of AD and DA converters (selection and application only).

Included in the course price are the course book and a license and one year support of the symbolic simulator SLiCAP (Read more here). For those who already have a SLICAP license, the course price is € 249 lower. Course participants require a laptop and a license for MATLAB including the Symbolic Math Toolbox. For those who cannot make use of a company license, a low-cost home version of MATLAB including the Symbolic Math Toolbox for self-study can be acquired. This license is not included in the course price.

The participant will make use of the new symbolic circuit simulator: SLiCAP-MATLAB. The capabilities of this simulator reach far beyond those of existing symbolic Spice simulators. It can be used for deriving design equations that relate properties of active and passive devices to those of the complete circuit. With the aid of these design equations and a component library with available components and their properties, the engineering of analog circuits can largely be automated. SLiCAP concurrently generates html design reports.

Intended for

Designers with little or no experience in analog circuit design as well as for experienced analog circuit designers who want to improve their skills.

Education: At least BSc in physics or electrical engineering. Prior knowledge: linear algebra, matrices, complex numbers, transformations, network theory and of the knowledge and skills learned through course module DAE-AE1.

Course schedule Expected in September 2021
Duration 5 days in a period of 9 weeks
Trainers
Course leader Hans Vink MSc
Price € 2,749.00
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Program

Day 1: Passive filters

  • Application;
  • Behavioral aspects and characterisation;
  • Filter types and families;
  • Design of low-pass prototypes;
  • Network transformations and pole-zero transformations for other types;
  • Implementation aspects .

Day 2: Impedance transformation, matching and correction

  • Design of power matching networks;
  • Design of noise matching networks;
  • Design of impedance correction networks (Zobel networks). 

Day 3: Active filters

  • Application;
  • Behavioral aspects and modelling;
  • Design approaches;
  • GIC’s;
  • Biquads;
  • Second order sections for low Q and high Q filters;
  • Aspects of operational amplifier application.

Day 4: Switches, comparators and application of AD and DA converters

  • SNR vs. BER in one bit AD conversion;
  • Single bit AD conversion with transistors or comparators;
  • MOSFET power switches;
  • Application and characterisation of AD and DA converters;
  • Aspects of sampling and quantisation;
  • Noise shaping and dithering;
  • AD and DA converter interfacing.

Day 5: Presentation of the results of the final assignment by the participants and group discussion

Certification

Participants receive a High Tech Institute course certificate after completing homework and final assignment for this training.