- Students must have the knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context.
- Students should be able to apply their knowledge and their problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
- Students should be able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes thoughts about the social and ethical responsibilities related to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
- Develop concise, clear and justified documentation, and specify the work to be done for the development, integration and implementation of complex and high added value electronic systems.
- Ability to devise, design, implement and maintain an electronic system in a specific application.
- Acquire skills for understanding new technologies in use in electronic systems, and use and integrate them properly to solve new problems or applications.
- Adopt the scientific method as a fundamental working tool in both professional and research environments.
- Ability to design electronic systems at the behavioral level, from a given set of specifications, at system level, using modeling and simulation tools , and at subsystem level, using hardware description languages.
- Ability to use advanced tools, techniques and methodologies for the design of electronic systems or subsystems.
- Ability to design a device, system or application that meets a given specification, using a systematic and multidisciplinary approach, and integrating modules and advanced tools that are specific to the field of Electronic Engineering .
The students passing this course should be able to:
- Specify and design advanced analog subsystems for instrumentation, audio, industrial control and communications such as conditioning amplifiers, data conversion, power and switching amplifiers, and switched capacitor circuits.
- Know the latest technologies and architectures of digital systems, and be able to specify and devise digital architectures from system specifications.
- Specify and design complex digital subsystems in an optimal manner, by selecting the most adequate technologies and processing elements, and taking into account the system performance and the use of resources (cost/area, power).
- Know High-Level Synthesis tools and tools for the hardware description o analog, digital and mixed-signal circuits.
- Use advanced signal analysis techniques, such as spectral analysis (DFT, FFT, spectral estimation), conversion techniques of discrete-continuous systems (residues, impulse invariance) applied to digital signal processing, statistical analysis of continuous and sampled signals, quantization error, shot noise and thermal noise.
- Evaluate the impact of noise in electronic systems and use low-noise design techniques.