87199 - Analog Circuits, Sensor Readout and Conversion M

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Fundamentals of analog interface design: how to bridge the physical and digital worlds. Application examples will include signal conditioning systems for pressure, temperature and optical sensors. Detailed contents: Operational amplifiers and review of basic linear op-amp circuits, Voltage/current references, Instrumentation Amplifiers, I/V and V/I conversion, charge amplifiers, Active Filters, Noise in analog circuits, A/D and D/A converters, Signal integrity, EMI/EMC.

Course contents

The main goal of the class is to provide an overview on the methods for designing sensor interfacing circuits. Application examples will include signal conditioning systems for pressure, temperature and optical sensors.

Detailed contents:

Analog circuit Modeling, Device Characterization;

Circuit simulation and analysis with LTSPice;

Analog Subcircuits;

Voltage/current references;

Operational amplifiers and review of basic linear op-amp circuits,

Instrumentation Amplifiers, I/V and V/I conversion, charge amplifiers, waveshaping circuits;

Active Filters;

Noise in analog circuits;

A/D and D/A converters;

Design of sensor systems.

Readings/Bibliography

T.C. Carusone, D.A. Johns, K. Martin "Analog Integrated Circuit Design" Wiley & Sons.

P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H. Lewis, R. G. Meyer “Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits” Wiley & Sons.

P.E. Allen, D.R Holberg, “CMOS analog integrated circuit design”, Oxford University Press.

Adel S. Sedra , Kenneth Smith, "Microelectronic Circuits", Oxford University Press Inc

Teaching methods

The implementation of Smart sensor system will be addressed in the lectures at different abstraction levels: device, circuit,and system.

Design projects will be assigned to the student.

Aim of the project works is that of giving to each student the possibility to practise the design strategies described during the lectures.

Assessment methods

The assessment is based on a single individual oral examination, and on design projects (not compulsory).

Teaching tools

Recommended readings. Slides and lecture notes.

Circuit simulations with LTSpice.

Office hours

See the website of Luca De Marchi