Checking date: 06/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Electronic system design
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: SANCHEZ REILLO, RAUL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
No previous subject is expected to be completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The main target of this course is to provide the student with a global view about the majority of elements used as parts of Digital Electronic Systems. These include the different means for the Digital System to interact with the external world. With this knowledge, the student will be able to design and develop high performance Electronic Systems that will be used in whatever sector requested: Industrial Electronics, Consumer Electronics or Automatic Systems (such as robots). Among the different interaction means that will be studied, there will be those based wired and wireless connections, plus those showing visual information. The course will also teach the main concepts about advance architectures, such as DSPs, ASICs, System on Chip (SoC) or Embedded Systems. Furthermore, the different possibilities in continuing a R&D carreer in the field of Electronics Systems will be shown. In order to take this course, there is no need to also take Microprocessors course. However, the joint study of Microprocessors, plus this subject, and the one called Digital Electronic Systems, will provide the student with high level capabilities for being employed in the different sectors requiring experts in the Electronics System Design, independently of the final application of the work to be done.
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction 2. Connection through buses 2.1. Concepts and architectures 2.2. Historic evolution 2.3. Comercial examples 2.4. Exercises 3. Analog and Digital Conversion 3.1. A/D Conversion 3.2. D/A Conversion 3.3. Exercises 4. Parallel communication 4.1. Centronics 4.2. GPIB 4.3. Exercises 5. Synchronous serial communication 5.1. I2C 5.2. SPI 5.3. Exercises 6. Asynchronous serial communication 6.1. Basic concepts 6.2. UART and RS-232 6.3. RS-485 6.4. USB 6.5. Firewire 6.6. Modems and ADSL 6.7. Ethernet 6.8. Exercises 7. Wireless communication 7.1. Fundamental concepts 7.2. IrDA 7.3. Bluetooth 7.4. WiFi 7.5. ZigBee 7.6. RFID 7.7. Exercises 8. Representation systems 8.1. Printers and plotters 8.2. LCD 8.3. Screens 8.4. Graphic cards 8.5. Exercises 9. Electronic Systems Design 9.1. Embedded Systems 9.2. Development with mobile platform 9.3. Exercises 10. R&D in Electronic Systems
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures, conferences, seminars, individual assessment, personal homework of the student, etc. all of them oriented to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS) - Exercises, in-depth works, individual assessment and personal homework of the student in order to allow the student to put into practice the knowledge acquired (3 ECTS)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • MILLER, G.H.. Microcomputer engineering. Prentice Hall. 1993
  • RAFIQUZZAMAN, M.. Microprocessors and Microcomputer-based system design. CRC Press, Inc.. 1990
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Additional Bibliography
  • STALLINGS, W.. Computer organization and architecture. Ed. McMillan Publishing Company, (3ª). 1993
  • TANENBAUM, A.S.. Organización de computadoras, un enfoque estructurado. Ed. Prentice-Hall (3ª). 1992
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