1. Noise and interference in electronic instrumentation systems.
1.1. Instrumentation errors and their treatment.
1.2. Types of noise sources, properties and characterization of noise in instrumentation.
1.3. Evaluation of the resolution of a measurement system.
1.4. Interferences and EMC: shielding and grounding.
2. Specific signal conditioning and modulation techniques for different transducers.
2.1. VCO, FM, PDM, etc.
2.2. Synchronous demodulator.
2.3. Lock-in amplifier.
3. Data acquisition systems, architectures and standards, communication interfaces and industrial buses.
3.1. Integration of analog and digital signals in instrumentation systems: architectures, standards.
3.2. Description of the most used systems and buses (IEEE, VXI, PXI, etc.).
3.3. Sampling and basic digital signal processing techniques.
4. Introduction to virtual instrumentation and its software tools.
4.1. LabVIEW as an example of Instrumentation Software.