ESP1104 - Introduction to Electronic Systems

In this module students learn fundamental principles essential to the design and use of electronic circuits for a variety of different disciplines. Particular emphasis will be given to circuits that are used in research and development, such as sensor amplifiers, filters, and data-acquisition. The module has both analog and digital circuit principles, and involves hands-on construction and testing of circuits during practical sessions that are correlated to tutorial questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, the students should be able to

Upon successful completion of the module, the students should be able to

- Apply principles to understand and design commonly widely used electronic devices
- Design analog electronic circuits to measure signals from various sensor and transducers
- Design electronic circuits that can process analog signals
- Use sampling circuits and generate sampled data
- Understand and use Analog to Digital Converters to obtain digital signals
- Understand different number systems and codes and to be able to convert between them and to perform basic arithmetic operations.
- Understand the function of the basic logic gates through their truth tables.
- Learn how to combine the basic logic gates to form more complicated digital circuits.
- Learn how to reduce digital circuits to the minimum number of components using various reduction techniques such as Karnaugh maps.
- To understand the function of basic memory elements such as flip flops and shift registers through their truth tables.
- To learn how to design sequential logic circuits for various applications using excitation and truth tables.
- To understand how digital signals can be acquired and generated using signal conditioning and computer based instrumentation and software.

Syllabus

- Basic circuit parameters - Current, voltage energy and power, DC resistive networks, basic principles such as Kirchoffs laws, Thevenin and Nortons theorems
- Capacitors, inductors and transient response
- Concept of complex impedance. Power factor for AC circuits and distribution networks and loads.
- Filters and frequency response - Frequency and transient study of first-order circuits, RC, RL., Second-order circuits, RLC, tuning and damping, Frequency response and resonance, Fourier signal representation.
- Devices - Diodes, Zener, LEDs, BJT transistors and simple transistor circuits
- Amplifiers - Pulse and frequency response, feedback and cascade.
- OP-Amp circuits - Summing, subtracting, integrators and differentiators, negative feedback, inverting and non-inverting amplifiers, difference amplifier and Instrumentation amplifier
- Basic digital logic circuits - Basic logic gates and representation of numerical data in binary form
- Combinatorial logic circuits - Combination, synthesis and minimization of logic circuits
- Flip-flop, SR flip-flop, D flip-flop, and JK flip-flop
- Sequential logic circuits - Register, counter, and introduction to microcontroller
- Digital signals, Sampling and sampling theorem, sample and hold, analog to digital conversion
- Data acquisition systems - Introduction to DAQ systems and basics of LabVIEW

Main textbook

R. Hambley, Electrical Engineering, Prentice Hall, USA, 2005.

Supplemental reading

P. Horowitz and W. Hill: The Art of Electronics, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1989.

R. Hambley, Electrical Engineering, Prentice Hall, USA, 2005.

Supplemental reading

P. Horowitz and W. Hill: The Art of Electronics, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1989.