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Electronic systems for mechatronics

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A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Mechatronic Engineering (Ingegneria Meccatronica) - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 40
Esercitazioni in laboratorio 40
Tutoraggio 40
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Chiaberge Marcello Professore Associato ING-INF/01 40 0 40 0 11
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/01 8 C - Affini o integrative Attività formative affini o integrative
2022/23
The course is taught in English. This course is mandatory for the Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering. The program includes topics of general electronics, with particular attention to all the aspects related with the acquisition and processing systems architectures for embedded systems, analyzing the most important aspects of analog, digital and mixed signal circuits and subsystems typical of electronic applications in the automotive and industrial sectors.
The course is taught in English. This course is mandatory for the Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering. The program includes topics of general electronics, with particular attention to all the aspects related with the acquisition and processing systems architectures for embedded systems, analyzing the most important aspects of analog, digital and mixed signal circuits and subsystems typical of electronic applications in the automotive and industrial sectors.
- Knowledge of various types of amplifier stages and their applications; capacity for analysis and design of related circuits; selection of components considering the effects of various design choices. - Ability to analyze and design amplifiers and other circuits (active filters, circuits with positive reaction, etc...) based on operational amplifiers; knowledge and use of the choice parameters and criteria for operational amplifiers and other functional integrated modules and circuits. - Quantitative assessment of the effect of sampling and quantization in the conversion architectures from analog to digital and backward; design of A to D circuits with errors distribution between the various modules. Knowledge of various types of A to D and D to A converters, of their characteristics and related circuits; ability to choose analog integrated components parts and their use in complex circuits. Operation of A to D and D to A converters and differential assessment of the oversampling effects. - Knowledge and use of the latest generation of programmable digital FPGAs devices and criteria for the selection of embedded systems for mechatronic applications in the industrial and automotive field - Programming techniques and code generation for FPGA and DSP from simulation environments and high-level design - Knowledge of issues related with interfacing electronic components at board and system-level - Elements of system design and drafting of specific projects in complex electronic systems.
- Knowledge of various types of amplifier stages and their applications; capacity for analysis and design of related circuits; selection of components considering the effects of various design choices. - Ability to analyze and design amplifiers and other circuits (active filters, circuits with positive reaction, etc...) based on operational amplifiers; knowledge and use of the choice parameters and criteria for operational amplifiers and other functional integrated modules and circuits. - Quantitative assessment of the effect of sampling and quantization in the conversion architectures from analog to digital and backward; design of A to D circuits with errors distribution between the various modules. Knowledge of various types of A to D and D to A converters, of their characteristics and related circuits; ability to choose analog integrated components parts and their use in complex circuits. Operation of A to D and D to A converters and differential assessment of the oversampling effects. - Knowledge and use of the latest generation of programmable digital FPGAs devices and criteria for the selection of embedded systems for mechatronic applications in the industrial and automotive field - Programming techniques and code generation for basic FPGA devices from simulation environments and high-level design - Knowledge of issues related with interfacing electronic components at board and system-level - Elements of system design and drafting of specific projects in complex electronic systems.
Elements of basic electronics corresponding to the end of the three-year BSc degree in Electronics Engineering. Models of operational amplifiers (ideal and real) and their use in feedback circuits. Basic electronics knowledge and related analytical skills (basic filters and circuits with operational amplifiers).
Elements of basic electronics corresponding to the end of the three-year BSc degree in Electronics Engineering. Models of operational amplifiers (ideal and real) and their use in feedback circuits. Basic electronics knowledge and related analytical skills (basic filters and circuits with operational amplifiers).
Topics covered during lessons and practical laboratory activities and relative weight in credits (cr). - Amplification circuits, models and elementary stages (1cr) - Amplifiers and active filters; choice of components and practical applications (1cr) - Conversion systems A to D to A, parameters, errors, advanced circuits for ADC and DAC (2cr) - Digital architectures and programmable devices (1cr) - Programming FPGA (1cr) - Interfacing circuits (1cr) - Electronic system design (1cr)
Topics covered during lessons and practical laboratory activities and relative weight in credits (cr). - Amplification circuits, models and elementary stages (1cr) - Amplifiers and active filters; choice of components and practical applications (1cr) - Conversion systems A to D to A, parameters, errors, advanced circuits for ADC and DAC (2cr) - Digital architectures and FPGA programmable devices (1cr) - Electric motor interfacing and basic driving techniques (1cr) - Interfacing circuits (1cr) - Electronic system design (1cr)
The classroom exercises are normally small projects related with topics covered during lessons. The experimental laboratories (mandatory) include the practical verification of the circuits designed during exercises and lessons, with measurements and behavior analysis. There are 8 different experimental exercises, with the possibility of repetition. The laboratory exercises are carried out by teams of 3/4 students, who have to prepare a report for each exercise to be delivered as a weekly homework. The reports are evaluated and contribute to the final score.
The classroom exercises are normally small projects related with topics covered during lessons. The experimental laboratories (mandatory) include the practical verification of the circuits designed during exercises and lessons, with measurements and behavior analysis. There are 8 different experimental exercises, with the possibility of repetition. The laboratory exercises are carried out by teams of 3/4 students, who have to prepare a report for each exercise to be delivered as a weekly homework. The reports are evaluated and contribute directly to the final score (-2 / +4 points). In case of persisting restrictions related with COVID-19 emergency, the experimental lab will be organized at home giving experimental boards and components to the groups.
The reference text, which covers most of the topics is: J. Millman, A. Grabel, P. Land: Electronics Millman, McGraw-Hill, 2008. Copies of the presentations used in lectures, examples of written examination and exercises, as well as text and datasheets of the components used for the laboratory exercises are available. All course material is available for download through the didactic website.
The reference text, which covers most of the topics is: J. Millman, A. Grabel, P. Land: Electronics Millman, McGraw-Hill, 2008. Copies of the presentations used in lectures, examples of written examination and exercises, as well as text and datasheets of the components used for the laboratory exercises are available. All course material is available for download through the didactic website.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo;
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam; Group essay;
The final exam consists of two distinct written parts that are carried out together in the same day: one part related with exercises / project analysis (such as those seen during the course and in the laboratory exercises) and a second part related with theory (three or four open questions, 5 minutes time for each question). The first part has a typical duration of about 60 minutes, while the second depends on the number of questions. The exam lasts less than two hours. During the first part (exercises), you can use notes, forms, educational materials, etc... but is NOT allowed the use of personal computers (only classic calculators). During the second part (theory), you cannot use any material and you do not need calculators. The two parts are evaluated separately and an average score is made (in thirtieths). The score obtained from the written exam is summed with the evaluation of laboratory exercises (delta max. between -2 and +4). The resulting score can be registered as it is or further integrated (between -3 and +3) with a possible optional oral session. NEW ADDITIONAL EXAM RULES: - if you reserve the exam and you cannot attend it, please unbook or send an email to communicate about your absence. If you don't do that, you will not granted to attend next exam session - you still can REJECT the score, BUT ONLY ONCE - to pass the exam, both sections MUST be greater or equal than 12/30 otherwise the exam will be FULLY FAILED
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; Optional oral exam; Group essay;
The final exam consists of two distinct parts that are carried out together in the same day: one part related with exercises / project analysis (such as those seen during the course and in the laboratory exercises) and a second part related with theory (three or four open questions, 5 minutes time for each question). The first part has a typical duration of 60/90 minutes depending on the exercises, while the second depends on the number of questions (typically 15/20 minutes). The full exam lasts less than two hours. During the first part (exercises), you can consult slides, notes, forms, didactic material, etc... During the second part (theory), you cannot consult any material. The two parts are evaluated separately and an average score is made (in thirtieths). The score obtained from the written exam is summed with the evaluation of laboratory exercises (delta max. -2 to +4). The resulting score can be registered or further integrated (-3 to +3) with a optional oral session. NEW ADDITIONAL EXAM RULES - if you reserve the exam and you cannot attend it, please unbook or send an email to communicate about your absence. If you don't do that, your name will be entered in a "black list" and you will not granted to attend next two exam sessions - you can still REJECT the score, BUT ONLY ONCE - to pass the exam, both sections MUST have a score greater than 12/30 otherwise the exam will be FULLY FAILED IMPORTANT In order to reduce the enormous waste of paper and to simplify the corrected papers correction and consultation operations, from AY 2022/23 the exam will be conducted entirely using a personal notebook/tablet/iPad. The exam will be conducted in the exact same manner as the "paper" exam with the only difference being that at the end of the exam (on a server), one PDF file containing the two sections of the exam (exercises and theory) will have to be uploaded. The personal notebook/tablet/iPad will clearly also be able to be used to consult the admitted material during the exam and to perform possible LTSpice and/or Matlab/SIMULINK simulations that may also be included in the final paper to be handed in.
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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