Checking date: 29/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Electronic and industrial instrumentation systems
Study: Master in Industrial Engineering (226)

Coordinating teacher: SAN MILLAN HEREDIA, ENRIQUE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
- Fundamentals of electronics - Fundamentals of control engineering
Ability to design electronic and industrial instrumentation systems. The key objectives of the course are: - Provide principles and practices in the management of measuring instruments. - Learn the basics of analog and digital signals processing. - Know the components of data acquisition systems: signal conditioning, A / D converters and D / A, memory and digital processors. - Know the means and systems for data communication in industrial instrumentation environments.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction to electronic systems. 1.2 Introducción to industrial instrumentation systems. 2. MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS 2.1 Digital systems review (Data representation, registers, counters, architectures). 2.2 Introduction to microcontrolers. 2.3 Architecture of the reference microcontroller: CPU + peripherals. 2.4 Configuring inputs and outputs (analog and digital). 2.5 Timers. Time capture and signal generation. 2.6 Description of programs using flowcharts. 3. ANALOG ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 3.1 Review of signals and systems. Frequency response of RLC circuits. 3.2 Amplification and characteristics of amplifiers: circuits with operational amplifiers. Differential amplifiers. Applications. 3.4 Filtering and filter types. Transfer function of first and second order filters. Filter circuits. 3.5 Instruments for measuring analog signals. 4. DIGITAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 4.1 Description of discrete signals and systems. 4.2 Sampling of signals. 4.3 Signals quantification and coding. 4.4 Sample and hold circuits, AD converters and DA: Features. 4.5 Introduction to digital system processing. 5. INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS 5.1 Sensors. Static and dynamic characteristics of sensors. 5.2 Conditioning circuits. Wheatstone bridge. 5.3 Examples and practical documentation of sensors and amplifiers for instrumentation. 5.4 Data acquisition cards and instrumentation SW (LabVIEW). 5.5 Communication buses in industrial instrumentation systems. 5.6 Instrumentation systems with microcontrollers. Practical cases.
Learning activities and methodology
Six theory/practice problems sessions plus a lab session per thematic block. Lab project (four lab sessions).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 45
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 55
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Miguel A. Pérez García . Instrumentación electrónica . Paraninfo. 2014
  • Richard S. Figliola . Theory and design for mechanical measurements . John Wiley & Sons. 1995
  • Tattamangam R. Padmanabham . Industrial instrumentation: Principles and Design . Springer. 2000
  • Thomas E. Kissell . Industrial electronics . Prentice Hall. 2000

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.