Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Electronic Instrumentation I
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: ZUMEL VAQUERO, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Electronics Engineering Fundamentals - Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Basic knowledge of electronics instrumentation. - Basic practical knowledge of lab equipment. - Design, documentation and communication of a technical project, specifically on electronica instrumentation. - Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills in the field of Industrial Engineering, and specifically in Electronic Instrumentation - Knowledge and ability to apply computational and experimental tools for the analysis and quantification of problems in Industrial Engineering, using techniques based on Electronic Instrumentation - Knowledge in an area of ¿¿study starting in the base of general secondary education that reaches a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply the use of knowledge in the leading edge of the field of study - Ability of the students to apply their knowledge to their work in a professional way and other skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and problem solving within their area of ¿¿study
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Electronic Instrumentation 1.1. Basic structure of an electronic instrumentation system 1.2. Characteristic of an electronic instrumentation system 1.3. Errors 1.4. Calibration curve 2. Analog signal processing 2.1. Amplification: circuits based on operational amplifiers (OA) 2.2. Frequency response in electronics systems 2.3. Filtering: active filters based on OAs 2.4. Other applications of OAs (linear and non linear) 3. Sensor and conditioning circuits 3.1. Resistive sensors 3.2. Capacitive sensors 3.3. Inductive sensors 3.4. Thermocouples 3.5. Optoelectronics and fiber optic based sensors 3.6. Other sensors: piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, Hall effect and biosensors. 3.7. 555 timer: sensors based on the measurement of time and frequency 4. A/D and D/A conversion 4.1. Introduction: AD and DA conversion in instrumentation 4.2. A/D conversion: fundamentals 4.3. A/D converters: static and dynamic characteristics and errors. 4.4. A/D converters: architectures, comparison and selection criteria. 4.5. D/A conversion: fundamentals 4.6. D/A converters: characteristics, architectures and selection criteria 5. Digital signal processing (DSP) 5.1. Introduction to DSP systems 5.2. Basic architectures of a microprocessor 5.3. Digital signal processors and advanced microcontrollers 5.4. Instrumentation with FPGA 5.5. Data acquisition systems 6. Introduction to the design 6.1. Real components: datasheet and interpretation 6.2. Simulation of electronic circuits applied to instrumentation systems 7. Remote sensing 7.1. Introductions to remote sensing: basic elements 7.2. Voltage and current loops: basic concepts about noise and interferences 7.3. Introduction to the modulation and demodulation of signals 7.4. Introduction to the industrial communications systems: field buses Students will carry out in groups three lab works: Lab 1.- Temperature sensors Lab 2.- Sensor 2 Lab 3 and 4.- Simulations of instrumentation systems Finally, students will carry out a practical design project. Students will be grouped in teams of three. A written report and a practical examination will be evaluation elements of the project.
Learning activities and methodology
- Theory classes , problem resolutions classes, individual tutorials and student personal homework; oriented to theoretical knowledge acquisition. - Laboratory practices and student personal homework; oriented to practical knowledge related with the fields of the course. - Development of a design project related with the contents od the course.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Miguel A. Pérez García et al. INSTRUMENTACIÓN ELECTRÓNICA. Thomson. 2003 o posterior
  • Miguel Ángel Pérez García. Instrumentación Electrónica. 230 problemas resueltos. Garceta grupo editorial. 2012
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Additional Bibliography
  • Fiore, James M.. Amplificadores operacionales y circuitos integrados lineales : teoría y aplicación. Thomson-Paraninfo. 2002
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.