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Electronic systems engineering

01NOKOQ, 01NOKOV

A.A. 2023/24

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Elettronica (Electronic Engineering) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Informatica (Computer Engineering) - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/01 6 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria elettronica
Valutazione CPD 2021/22
2022/23
The course is taught in English. This class is intended to introduce students to the design and analysis of embedded electronics systems that interact with physical processes. Applications include medical devices, consumer electronics, automotive systems, process controls, manufacturing . A major theme of this course will be the skill to design an electronic system, starting from the technical specifications through the circuit analysis up to the final printed circuit board design. Testing procedures and failure analysis will be also described. A professional Electronic Development Aids (Cadence/Allegro) will be used to design the circuit, to simulate it and to verify its behaviour. Signal integrity aspects will be also evaluated. A case study will be used from the design up to the hardware testing in a final laboratory. Each student will also develop and discuss a homework selected at the beginning of the semester. A final technical report will describe each aspect of the project. The PCB, organised using Gerber files will be submitted to a professional manufacturer (Eurocircuit) to be checked and, in some cases, implemented.
The course is taught in English. This class is intended to introduce students to the design and analysis of embedded electronics systems that interact with physical processes. Applications include medical devices, consumer electronics, automotive systems, process controls, manufacturing. A major theme of this course will be the skill to design an electronic system, starting from the technical specifications through the circuit analysis up to the final printed circuit board design. Testing procedures and failure analysis will be also described. A professional Electronic Development Aids (Cadence/Allegro) will be used to design the circuit, to simulate it, and to verify its behavior. Signal integrity aspects will be also evaluated. A case study will be used from the design up to the hardware testing in a final laboratory (if possible). Each student will also develop and discuss homework selected at the beginning of the semester. A final technical report will describe each aspect of the project. The PCB, organized using Gerber files will be submitted to a professional manufacturer (Eurocircuit) to be checked.
The course enables students to acquire the knowledge and ability to apply basic and advanced design techniques for embedded electronic systems. They will be able to investigate every side of board-level design, starting with the basics of design trends, rules, signal integrity up to the project documentation. At the end of the teaching module the student will get the following competencies and abilities: - Knowledge of the problems related to embedded electronic systems design from specifications to implementation through the simulation of their behavior - Ability to describe the project (requirements, documentation, manuals) - Knowledge of international standards and rules ( EMC, user interface, reliability) - Knowledge of technologies, design flow, design rules for Printed Circuit Boards , and ability to use related CAD tools; - Knowledge of material properties, packaging, component placement, thermal effects, and ability to develop design taking into account these issues. - Knowledge of applied EMC/EMI and ability to consider them in the design; - Knowledge of basic concepts of manufacturing aspects (ergonomy, quality, certification)
The course enables students to acquire the knowledge and ability to apply basic and advanced design techniques for embedded electronic systems. They will be able to investigate every side of board-level design, starting with the basics of design trends, rules, signal integrity up to the project documentation. At the end of the teaching module the student will get the following competencies and abilities: - Knowledge of the problems related to embedded electronic systems design from specifications to implementation through the simulation of their behavior - Ability to describe the project (requirements, documentation, manuals) - Knowledge of international standards and rules ( EMC, user interface, reliability) - Knowledge of technologies, design flow, design rules for Printed Circuit Boards, and ability to use related CAD tools; - Knowledge of material properties, packaging, component placement, thermal effects, and ability to develop design taking into account these issues. - Knowledge of applied EMC/EMI and ability to consider them in the design; - Knowledge of basic concepts of manufacturing aspects (ergonomy, quality, certification)
Good Knowledge of the basic CMOS characteristics, logic circuits, microprocessors, microcontrollers and memories. Basic understanding of the frequency domain representation of linear systems. Basic knowledge of analog and digital electronic circuits.
Good Knowledge of the basic CMOS characteristics, logic circuits, microprocessors, microcontrollers and memories. Basic understanding of the frequency domain representation of linear systems. Basic knowledge of analog and digital electronic circuits.
1. Embedded electronic system design fundamentals (1 CFU) a. Design specifications: Y chart, guide lines, international standard and rules b. Design requirements (documentation, release history, testing, maintenance) c. Quality basic concepts d. Ergonomy 2. EDA tools for design, (1,4 CFU) a. Design flow b. simulation, verification and layout c. PCB 3. Electronic components selection (0,8 CFU) a. technologies roadmap b. Packages and related problems c. Interconnections (protocols, connectors, components) 4. Ground and power distribution (0,8 CFU) a. Power Delivery b. Simultaneous Switching Noise c. Power and Ground routing, bypass capacitors 5. Digital Timing Analysis, Common-Clock Timing, Source Synchronous Timing (0,8 CFU) 6. EMI (1,2 CFU) a. Radiated Emissions Compliance and System Noise Minimization, b. Additional PCB Design Criteria, Package Considerations, c. High Speed Digital circuits (Measurement Techniques, Time-Domain Reflectometry, Propagation Velocity)
1. Embedded electronic system design fundamentals (1 CFU) a. Design specifications: Y chart, guidelines, international standard and rules b. Design requirements (documentation, release history, testing, maintenance) c. Quality basic concepts d. Ergonomy 2. EDA tools for design, (1,4 CFU) a. Design flow b. simulation, verification and layout c. PCB 3. Electronic components selection (0,8 CFU) a. technologies roadmap b. Packages and related problems c. Interconnections (protocols, connectors, components) 4. Ground and power distribution (0,8 CFU) a. Power Delivery b. Simultaneous Switching Noise c. Power and Ground routing, bypass capacitors 5. Digital Timing Analysis, Common-Clock Timing, Source Synchronous Timing (0,8 CFU) 6. EMI (1,2 CFU) a. Radiated Emissions Compliance and System Noise Minimization, b. Additional PCB Design Criteria, Package Considerations, c. High-Speed Digital circuits (Measurement Techniques, Time-Domain Reflectometry, Propagation Velocity)
A CAD tool (Cadence) able to allow students to draw the circuit (ORCAD), to simulate it (PSPICE), to test the circuit connections (DRC), to give an intermediate form of the circuits and the connections (NETLIST), to produce the final PCB (ALLEGRO) gerber files is given to every students free of charge for one year. It will be used to develop the exam project using the student personal computer both for the remote exam and for the the traditional exam.
A CAD tool (Cadence) able to allow students to draw the circuit (ORCAD), to simulate it (PSPICE), to test the circuit connections (DRC), to give an intermediate form of the circuits and the connections (NETLIST), to produce the final PCB (ALLEGRO) Gerber files is given to every student free of charge for one year. It will be used to develop the exam project using the student personal computer both for the remote exam and for the traditional exam.
Theory: Theoretical aspects of how a Printed Circuit Board is organised. Multi-layers structures, layout, IC placing, signal routing, Design Rule Checking, Net-list, Gerber files, Manufacturer report, Final technical Report. Each aspect of a circuit project is described and analysed. Practice: the arguments of the course go with a series of practical and numerical exercises related to technological aspects of PCBs. Laboratory: a case study will be presented, starting from the CAD design, simulation and analysis up to the final PCB and testing of the circuit. The PCB, organised as Gerber files, will be submitted to a professional manufacturer to see the final Design Rule Check. Homeworks: each student will choose one argument from a list of topics related to advanced aspect of the Electronics Systems Design. He will receive material (scientific and technical papers, datasheets and so on) and will organise a small presentation for his fellows. The homework will be organised as a circuit (ORCAD), the Design Rule Check, the Netlist and the final Gerber Files which will be submitted to a manufacturer to be checked. Selected circuits will be implemented (optional) and will replace the final common practical exam. Students must choose the exam format by the end of October.
Theory: Theoretical aspects of how a Printed Circuit Board is organized. Multi-layers structures, layout, IC placing, signal routing, Design Rule Checking, Net-list, Gerber files, Manufacturer report, Final technical report. Each aspect of a circuit project is described and analyzed. Practice: the arguments of the course go with a series of practical and numerical exercises related to technological aspects of PCBs. Laboratory: a case study will be presented, starting from the CAD design, simulation, and analysis up to the final PCB and testing of the circuit. The PCB, organized as Gerber files, will be submitted to a professional manufacturer to see the final Design Rule Check. Homeworks: each student will choose one argument from a list of topics related to the advanced aspect of the Electronics Systems Design. He will receive the material (scientific and technical papers, datasheets, and so on) and will organize a small presentation for his fellows. The homework will be organized as a circuit (ORCAD), the Design Rule Check, the Netlist, and the final Gerber Files which will be submitted to a manufacturer to be checked. Students must choose the homework by the end of October. The final projects must be delivered to the professor by mid-January to be pre-evaluated before the exam session. Students not able to send their projects by mid January will be allowed to send their project later, 10 days before the chosen exam session. They will not receive any pre-evaluation.
A set of transparencies on the course subjects and exercises Selected articles, datasheets, reports, application notes A list of http links containing instrument manuals and white papers on the different subjects ORCAD tutorial handbook. The main book used is - Kraig Mitzner, Bob Doe et al., "Complete PCB design using ORCAD capture and PCB editor", II edition, Elsevier Academic Press, 2019 a limited number of books will be available free of charge for students Additional (optional) books are: - CADENCE "Orcad CIS User guide, 2016. Avaliable free of charge for every students - Cadence Allegro and OrCAD (Including EDM): What’s New in Release 17.2-2016 Avaliable free of charge for every students - Howard Johnson and Martin Graham "High Speed Signal Propagation", ed. Prentice Hall (Pearson Italy) - Tom Granberg "Digital Techniques for High Speed Design", ed. Prentice Hall (Pearson Italy)
A set of transparencies on the course subjects and exercises Selected articles, datasheets, reports, application notes A list of HTTP links containing instrument manuals and white papers on the different subjects ORCAD tutorial handbook. The course main book used is - Kraig Mitzner, Bob Doe et al., "Complete PCB design using OrCAD capture and PCB editor", II edition, Elsevier Academic Press, 2019 an unlimited number of books (digital format) will be available free of charge for students Additional (optional) books are: - CADENCE "Orcad CIS User guide, 2016. Available free of charge for every student - Cadence Allegro and OrCAD (Including EDM): What’s New in Release 17.2-2016 Available free of charge for every student - Howard Johnson and Martin Graham "High-Speed Signal Propagation", ed. Prentice-Hall (Pearson Italy) - Tom Granberg "Digital Techniques for High-Speed Design", ed. Prentice-Hall (Pearson Italy)
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Elaborato progettuale individuale; Elaborato progettuale in gruppo;
Exam: Written test; Individual project; Group project;
The exam's goal is to verify the skill of the students to develop the project of an embedded electronic system. Theoretical issues will be checked by means of a final written test. Practical skills will be checked by means of individual or group (maximum 2 students) personal projects or team (thesis) projects. The final exam is organised with the following rules: 1) a brief (30 minutes) written theoretical section where 7 questions with closed answer with the weight of 0.47 (14/30) on the final score; minimum 4/7 answers should be right. No text (books, notes and so on) will be allowed during the test. 2) a 120 minutes written practical exam on the whole subjects (classes and practises) with the weight of 0.34 (10/30) on the final score; notes and books are allowed. A project will be proposed and each student has to use the CAD tools to produce the whole project (schematic, DRC, BOM, Netlist, Gerber files, technical report) ; 3) alternative to 2). An optional individual (or group, maximum 2 students) electronic project (assigned at the beginning of the semester) will be presented and evaluated with the weight of 0.5 on the final score (maximum 15/30). After 2 months (before XMAS vacations) each group will present 4 items: power point presentation, technical report, project schematic with BOM, Gerber files validated by a manufacturer. If approved the groups will receive comments, suggestions and temporary evaluations immediately after the XMAS vacations. They will have time up to the end of the course (January 20) to apply the required changes. If not approved they will leave the project and will attend the regular exam, part 2). 4) alternative to 2 and 3. Selected projects (teams, thesis) will be implemented and checked in the laboratory by the students (optional, maximum 19/30). If not approved they will leave the project and will attend the regular exam, part 2).
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test; Individual project; Group project;
The exam's goal is to verify the skill of the students to develop the project of an embedded electronic system. Theoretical issues will be checked by means of a final written test. Practical skills will be checked by means of individual or group (maximum 2 students) personal projects or team (thesis) projects. The final exam is organised with the following rules: 1) a brief (20 minutes) written theoretical section where 7 questions with closed answers with the weight of 0.47 (14/30) on the final score; minimum 4/7 answers should be right. No text (books, notes and so on) will be allowed during the test. 2) An individual (or group, maximum 2 students) electronic project (assigned at the beginning of the semester) will be presented and evaluated with the weight of 0.53 on the final score (maximum 16/30). After 2 months (before XMAS vacations) each group will present 4 items: power point presentation, technical report, project schematic with BOM, Gerber files validated by a manufacturer. If approved the groups will receive comments, suggestions and temporary evaluations immediately after the XMAS vacations. They will have time up to the end of the course (January 20) to apply the required changes. If not approved they will have to present again the project at least 10 days before the exam session but no pre-evaluation will be available before the exam. 3) Selected projects (teams, thesis) will be implemented and checked in the laboratory by the students (optional, maximum 19/30). If not approved they will leave the project and will attend the regular exam, part 2).
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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