IL2237 Electronic Systems Design 7.5 credits


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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  1. Interconnections as transmission lines
  2. Packaging elements modeling
  3. System noise and noise budgeting
  4. Signal integrity in high speed electronic systems
  5. Power supply: noise, distribution and decoupling
  6. RF design fundamentals and impedance matching
  7. High speed PCB level design and higher level design
  8. EMC/EMI fundamentals and sheilding design
  9. Perfomance modeling and conceptual design of electronic systems    

Intended learning outcomes *

The objective of this course is to provide a coherent knowledge and practical hints of relevant issues of physical (hardware) architecture design (at printed circuits board level & higher levels) of complex electronic systems.

After the course the students should be able to:

  • Explain and apply basic principles and guidelines of physical architecture design for complex electronic systems, from printed circuits board (PCB) level to higher levels.
  • Design PCB's with consideration of signal integrity and impedance matching.
  • Analyze and budget the system noise.
  • Design power distribution and analyze power supply related noises.
  • Design impedance matching network for RF electronic systems.
  • Analyze the influence of interconnects at different levels on electronic system performance.
  • Analyze EMC/EMI in electronic systems.
  • Model the performance of electronic system.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic knowledge on circuit theory, digital and analog electronics, from courses e.g. such as IE1204 Digital Design/IE1205 Digital Design and IE1202 Analog Electronics.

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Stephen H. Hall et al: High-Speed Digital System Design, Wiley Publishers, ISBN: 0-471-36090-2

Lecture Notes

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Carl-Mikael Zetterling

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Offered by

EECS/Electrical Engineering

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: