Checking date: 19/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Electronic, photonic and electro-optical devices
Study: Master in Electronic Systems Engineering and Applications (304)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA SOUTO, JOSE ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No prerequisites.
+ Know the different types of electronic components and micro-electromechanical used in the design and implementation of both analog electronic systems and digital power and instrumentation (assets and liabilities), including the latest technologies used (new materials and structures) and be able to use in the design and specification of different electronic subsystems. + Know the different types of photonic and electro-optical components used in the design and implementation of electronic systems, communications and instrumentation (assets and liabilities), including the latest technologies used (new materials and structures), meet their functional characteristics and use, and be able to use in the design and specification of different subsystems. + Know the capabilities of new electronics, photonics and power components and devices (including new materials and structures), to improve the performance of existing systems or applications.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
This course details various electronic, photonic, electro-optical and micro-electro-mechanical components, which require deepening in technological aspects in order to make them part of the electronic systems, thus achieving an added value. The latest technologies, new materials and new structures are included, so that they can be used in the designs and specifications of complex electronic subsystems. - Power electronic devices and components of specific use; for example those based on Wide Bandgap technologies such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) for high voltage, high current and high power. - High frequency active components such as MESFETs, HEMTs, HBTs, and their application circuits. - Passive and active photonic devices and components; for example, fiber Bragg gratings, quantum cascade lasers, optical modulators (Mach-Zehnder, electroabsorption), optical amplifiers and demultiplexers based on optical ring resonators. - Devices based on liquid crystals and micro-electro-mechanical devices (MEMS), their properties and application environments; for example, capacitive sensors, bioengineering, SAW filters, spatial light modulators SLM and chromatic filters. This course provides each student with the ability to integrate the latest electronic, micro-electro-mechanical, photonic and electro-optical components available on the market that are part of high value-added electronic systems.
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES: lecture Practical classes theoretical and practical classes Laboratory practices tutorials Team work Individual student work TEACHING METHODS:   Exhibitions in class with teacher support and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of matter are developed and the literature is provided to supplement student learning. Critical reading recommended by the teacher of the subject texts: Newspaper articles, reports, manuals and / or academic papers, either for later discussion in class, either to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. posed by the teacher individually or in groups. Preparation of papers and reports individually or in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill. The Art of Electronics Third Edition. Cambridge University Press. 2015
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Dr.-Ing. Arendt Wintrich. Application Manual Power Semiconductors. SEMIKRON International GmbH. 2015
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.