Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Measuring Instrumentation
Study: Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering (257)

Coordinating teacher: ACEDO GALLARDO, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Electronic Technology in Biomedicine
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Ability to analize and conceptually design electronic devices that permit to solve problems in biology and medicine. Moreover, the student has to be able to select electronic devices to implement an electronic function. It will be especially emphasized that the student understands the posibilities offered by actual electronic technology, and the associated problematic in the developement of new electronic technologies of interest in biology and medicine.
Description of contents: programme
Bloque 1: Analog electronics for biomedical engineering - Basic feedback amplifiers - Instrumentation amplifiers, isolation amplifiers - Filter design - Introduction to ASICS Bloque 2: Sensors and signal conditioning - Transducers and sensors - Analog signal conditioning - EMI compatibility, noise and interferences Bloque 3: Data adquisition - Signal multiplexing - Analog to digital converters - Digital to analog converters - Data acquisition and signal processing Bloque 4: Signal processing - Microprocessors - Introduction to DSP and FPGA (o su correspondiente actualización) - Introduction to mixed analog-digital integrated circuit design
Learning activities and methodology
- Theory classes (large group), problem resolutions classes (small groups), individual tutorials and student personal homework; oriented to theoretical knowledge acquisition. - Laboratory practices and problems resolution classes in small groups, individual tutorials and student personal homework; oriented to practical knowledge related with the fields of the course. - Computer sessions in small groups using CAD tools for electronics circuits¿ simulations. The goal of these sessions is to encourage the use of the CAD tools to complement the theoretical-practical learning during the course.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Thomas L. Floyd. Digital Fundamentals. Pearson Prentice Hall . 2009
  • Thomas L. Floyd. Principles of Electric Circuits. Pearson Prentice Hall . 2007
  • Thomas L. Floyd. Electronic Devices. Pearson Prentice Hall . 2008
Additional Bibliography
  • . Arduino LLC.

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