Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Digital electronic systems
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: HERNANDEZ CORPORALES, LUIS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of digital systems and microprocessors to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods; 2. the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs of embedded systems to meet defined and specified requirements; 3. an understanding of design methodologies to develop applications and algorithms in embedded systems, and interfaces with sensors, actuators, and auxiliary circuits, and an ability to use them. 4. workshop and laboratory skills. 5. the ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods for the development of emebedded systems; 6. an understanding of applicable techniques and methods in digital electronics and microprocessors, and of their limitations;
Description of contents: programme
Lesson 1: Description of the microprocessor to be used in the laboratory 1.1 CPU Architecture 1.2 Digital Input and Output 1.3 Interrupts 1.4 A / D and D / A Converters Lesson 2: Structure of a real-time embedded application 2.1 real-time operating systems 2.2 Periodic interrupts (ticker) 2.3 interface with data conversion circuits 2.4 PWM signal generation Lesson 3: Example of a sampled control system in real time 3.1 discrete equivalent of an analog integrator 3.2 Generalization of a control systems with discrete systems 3.3 Example of analog PI controller and its digital equivalent Lesson 4: Description of the projects to be undertaken 4.1 Project Development Activity 4.2 Evaluation and documentation of results
Learning activities and methodology
The purpose of this subject is to integrate all the knowledge on electronics that has been taught during the degree by the development of a lab project. This porject includes a microprocessor, some sensor signal conditioning and requires to develop an embedded real time application software. The subject is composed of a first block of lectures to review all necessary maters and to explain the projects. (2 ECTS). Afterwards, the lab exercise is developed in the lab (4ECTS) supported by group and individual tuition.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 10
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 90
Basic Bibliography
  • Gaonkar, Ramesh S.. Fundamentals of microcontrollers and applications in embedded systems . Thomson/Delmar Learning,. 2007
  • M.A. Perez Garcia, J.C. Alvarez Anton, J.C. Campo Rodriguez, F.J. Ferrero Martin, G.J. Grillo Ortega. Instrumentacion Electronica. Thomson - Paraninfo. 2003
  • Sedra, Adel S. Circuitos microelectrónicos. McGraw-Hill Interamericana. 2006

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.