IL2239 Analog-Digital Interfaces 7.5 credits

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The course will provide an understanding of and experience in concepts, analysis, design and test of analog-digital interfaces for a wide range of applications. Experience in design methods and design flows as well as tools to test analog-digital interfaces is also acquired.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The overall content of the course covers concepts, operation, analysis and design of analog-digital interfaces and their building blocks. The main focus of the course is on the following topics: 

  • CT filters
  • Voltage comparators
  • SH and other DT circuits
  • Performance metrics for data converters
  • Nyquist-rate digital-to-analog converters 
  • Nyquist-rate analog-to-digital converters
  • Oversampling sigma-delta analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

  • explain the basic concepts for analog-digital interfaces
  • describe the operation and properties of basic continuous-time (CT) filters, sample-and-hold (SH) and discrete-time (DT) circuits
  • describe the operation and properties of basic voltage comparators
  • define and calculate critical parameters that influence the performance of data converters
  • Explain the concept and operation, and analyze different types of Nyquist-rate digital-to-analog converters (DAC), as voltage-scaling, current-steering and charge-redistribution DAC
  • define the concept and operation, and analyze different types of Nyquist-rate analog-to-digital converters (ADC), as integrating, SAR, flash and pipelined ADC
  • Define the concept and operation, and analyze basic oversampling sigma-delta ADCs
  • choose the appropriate analog-digital interface architecture that is appropriate for a specific application 
  • design, simulate and analyse an integrated analog-tol-digital converter and use professional CAD tools
  • write a report and make an oral presentation on designed circuits and their performance

in order to

  • obtain a good understanding of analog-digital interfaces
  • acquire knowledge on basic methods and techniques to design and analyze analog-digital interfaces.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed course in signals and systems equivalent to EQ1100 course and in integrated electronics equivalent to IL2238.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignments, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

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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Examiner

Ana Rusu

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.

This course replaces IL2220 Low Power Analogue and Mixed Signal ICs 7.5 credits and IL2221 Advanced Topics in Mixed Mode Design7.5 credits.