Electronics

Technical Training for Professionals

Expected September 2022

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 the use of the symbolic simulator SLiCAP (Read more here).

The course will be organized either:

  • through weekly half day online Zoom meetings OR
  • for the theoretical part through weekly half day online Zoom meetings followed by the practical part through a number of consecutive classical course days in the Netherlands during which the theory is applied in design cases with intensive guidance by the lecturer.

In both situations course participants require a laptop with three packages installed: Maxima CAD (Computer Algebra System), Python (under Windows: Anaconda) and LTSpice. All packages are free and open source and available for Windows, Linux and MacOS.

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 September 2022
Duration 10 weekly half days
Trainers
Course leader Hans Vink MSc
Price € 2,500 excl. VAT *
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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.

* Prices are subject to change. Price correction will be applied at the end of the year.