Electronics Engineering Fundamentals

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electronics Engineering Fundamentals

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED:

    Electrical Power Engineering Fundamentals (2º Course, 1st Semester). It is strongly recommended to have it passed.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Electronics engineering fundamentals (222 - 13973)
    Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering
    Semester 2/Spring Semester
    2nd Year Course/Lower Division

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED:

    Electrical Power Engineering Fundamentals (2º Course, 1st Semester). It is strongly recommended to have it passed.

    Competences and Skills that will be Acquired and Learning Results:

    - To know the purpose and operation of analog and digital electronic systems.
    - To be able to use electronic instrumentation and test circuits with it.
    - To know and use major electronic components.

    Description of Contents/Course Description:

    THEORY:

    T1: Introduction to Electronics Engineering Fundamentals
    1.1. Course presentation, schedule, contents, sessions, evaluation, bibliography.
    1.2. Analog and digital signals. Description.
    1.3. Analog signals parameters.
    1.4. Digital signal parameters.
    T2: Digital Electronics
    2.1. Fundamentals of digital electronics. Numbering and coding in digital systems. Boolean algebra. Logic gates.
    2.2. Basic logic functions and Boolean rules for simplification.
    2.3. Combinational circuits. Multiplexer, decoder.
    2.4. Synchronous sequential systems. D-type flip-flop. Counters.
    2.5. Memories. Programmable logic (PLA, PAL). Integrated electronic circuits.
    2.6. Simulation of digital circuits (Quartus II).
    T3: Passive electronic components.
    3.1. Resistors. Capacitors. Types, characteristics.
    3.2. Overview of electric circuit theory basics: Ohm, Kirchhoff, Thevenin, Norton, Superposition theorem.
    T4: Filters and electronic instrumentation
    4.1. Passive electronic circuits. RC filters. Bode diagram.
    4.2. Electronic measurement equipment. Measuring voltages and currents. Power sources, generators, multimeters, oscilloscope.
    T5: Active electronic components
    5.1. Introduction to semiconductors.
    5.2. Diode: pn junction. Characteristic curve, diode models. Types.
    5.3. Limiting and clampling circuits. Half-wave and full-wave rectifiers w/ and w/o filter.
    5.4. Transistor types. MOSFET transistor. N- and P-channel enhancement MOSFET: structure and functional description, characteristic curves, operating zones, equations, biasing.
    5.5. BJT transistor. NPN and PNP BJT transistor: structure and functional description, characteristic curves, operating zones, equations, biasing.
    5.6. Simulation of analog electronic circuits (Multisim).
    T6: Analog Subsystems
    6.1. Amplification: concept, parameters of interest. Types of amplifiers.
    6.2. Ideal operational amplifier: functional description and operation. Stable operational amplifier based topologies (inverting, non-inverting, buffer, instrumentation amplifier, adder)
    6.3. Operational amplifier as a comparator.
    T7: Real electronic systems
    7.1. Block diagram of a real electronic system: sensors and actuators, filtering, A/D and D/A conversion (resolution, sampling, discretization).
    7.2. Mixing analog and digital electronic approaches into a whole system. Final review.

    LABORATORY:

    Implementation of some laboratory practices which deal with the fundamentals of Analog and Digital Electronics. Equipment handling and application of some techniques to perform measurements on electronic circuits.

    Learning Activities and Methodology:

    - Theory - Lectures (large group), problem resolution ¿ Seminars (small groups), individual tutorials and student personal homework; oriented to theoretical knowledge acquisition.

    - Laboratory practices oriented to practical knowledge related with the contents of the course.

    - Computer aided sessions in small groups using CAD tools for electronics circuits¿ simulations. The aim of these sessions is to encourage the use of the CAD tools to complete the theoretical-practical learning during the course.

    Assessment System:

    The subject involves the following activities:
    - Part 1 (theory/problems): Digital electronics, electronic circuits and instrumentation, and RC filters.
    - Part 2 (theory/problems): Diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and A/D and D/A converters.
    - 4 lab sessions (laboratory).
    - Lab practice Individual Exam.

    The student must fulfill the below requirement to have the option to pass the subject:
    - To obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 10 (3points/10points) on each part of the subject (Part 1 and Part 2).

    The student must fulfill the below requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process:
    - To do the Partial Exam of the subject (Part 1) that will be held during the semester.
    - The attendance to the lab sessions is MANDATORY.
    - To obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 10 (3points/10points) in the Lab Practice Individual Exam. This exam is MANDATORY.

    The Final Exam has two differentiated parts (Part 1 and Part 2). The student will be exempt from being evaluated of Part 1 (theory/problems) within the Final Exam if his/her score on the Partial Exam was greater than or equal to 5 points/10 points.

    ORDINARY EXAM
    If the student fulfills the requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process, the final score will be obtained from:
    35% Partial Exam.
    - 15% Lab sessions.
    - 10% Lab practice Individual Exam.
    - 40% Final Exam.
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    If the student failed to fulfill any of the requirements to obtain a continuous assessment score, the score (outside the continuous assessment process) will be obtained from:
    - 15% Lab sessions.
    - 10% Lab practice Individual Exam.
    - 60% Final Exam.

    RETAKE EXAM
    The student that fulfills the requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process, maintains the same evaluation criteria than in ordinary exam, where the Final Exam refers to the retake exam.
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    If the student failed to fulfill any of the requirements to obtain a continuous assessment score, the score (outside the continuous assessment process) will be obtained only with the Final Exam (100%) from:

    - 45% Part 1.
    - 55% Part 2.
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    The student that fulfills the requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process, will be scored with the better of the two options above.

    Basic Bibliography:

    Thomas L. Floyd.. Digital fundamentals. Pearson Prentice Hall..
    Thomas L. Floyd.. Electric circuits fundamentals. Pearson Prentice Hall..
    Thomas L. Floyd.. Electronic devices : conventional current version. Pearson Prentice Hall..

    Qucs Team · Quite Universal Circuit Simulator : http://qucs.sourceforge.net/index.html

Course Disclaimer

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