Checking date: 02/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Electronics engineering fundamentals
Study: Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering (251)

Coordinating teacher: PORTELA GARCIA, MARTA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Programming, Linear Algebra, Calculus II, Physics II
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Knowing the purpose and operation of analog and digital electronic systems - Managing basic electronic instrumentation equipment and performing measurements with them - How to analyze, build and apply basic electronic functions. - Using CAD tools to calculate and design circuits, as well as to recognize the elements of an electronic circuit and its function within a scheme. - Analysis of a computer-based digital electronic system, describing both the basic components that make up the system and the programming techniques required to comply with functional specifications. - Managing integrated development environments for programming of computer-based digital systems
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to the course Block I: Fundamentals of analog electronics - Theorems of electrical circuits. - Sources of tension and currents - Passive components: R, C, L - Laboratory instrumentation and electronic signal measurements. - Frequency response - Electronic components - Sensors and actuators Block II: Fundamentals of digital electronics and microcontrollers - Digital representation of information - Basic components of digital electronics - Digital systems based on microcontrollers - Fundamentals of programming in C - Peripherals of a microcontroller o I / O Ports o Timing o Analog / digital conversion o Serial interfaces
Learning activities and methodology
In each week one lecture session (master class) and one practical session (in reduced groups) will be taught. The first is geared to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, and the second to the acquisition of practical skills related to theoretical concepts. In addition to these sessions, 6 laboratory practical sessions will be held, where students will work in teams of two students. Several exercises will be proposed along de course to be solved individually by the students. Students will have the possibility of individual tutorials.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Anant Agarwal. Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits. Morgan-Kauffman. 2005
  • Microcontroller manufacturer of the course. Datasheet for the course microcontroller. Microcontroller manufacturer.
  • Thomas L. Floyd . Digital fundamentals . Pearson Prentice Hall,. 2009
Additional Bibliography
  • John Wakerly. Digital Design. Prentice Hall. 2000
  • P. Horowitz, W. Hill. The Art of Electcronics. Cambridge University Press. 1989

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