Course detail

Design of Electronic Instruments

FEKT-MNENAcad. year: 2017/2018

Components for electronic devices including microprocessors or microcontrollers. Methodology for the design of electronic devices and measuring systems, computer design methods and usability of computer simulation, the basic modules of electronic instruments and their design, software design. Parasitic elements in electrical networks, electromagnetic interference and immunity (susceptibility), parasitic properties of PCBs. Internal and external communication bus, a wireless communication network. Options for PCB design. Aspects of creating technical documentation including FMEA design. Design for X, quality function deployment, dependability as the result of reliability, maintainability and maintenance support. Quality planning methods.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to:
• define and explain the main stages of electronic equipment design,
• understand the needs of design with regard to manufacturability, assembly, testability,
• describe the requirements in terms of product development platform, architecture and modularity,
• identify the main parameters of components from datasheets,
• specify quality parameters and to determine tolerance with regard to technological properties,
• use methods and tools for quality planning,
• define the requirements for reliability and apply design FMEA analysis,
• create a circuit diagram of simple electric system consisting of a microcontroller and a sensor of non-electric quantities,
• develop software for microcontroller.


Students who take the course should be able to: • Analyse electronic circuits with passive components, transistors and operational amplifiers • Develop software in C programming language


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Vrba, R. a kol.: Navrhování přístrojů s integrovanými obvody. ES VUT, 1989.
Vrba, R.: Navrhování přístrojů s integrovanými obvody. Cvičení. ES VUT, 1990.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction
2. Design of electronic devices, Design for X
3. Product platform architecture and modularity
4. Statistical evaluation of the quality
5. Specification of quality parameters, tolerance design
6. Methods and tools of quality planning
7. Reliability and FMEA analysis
8. Communication buses
9. Electronic components
10. Wireless communication networks and fieldbus


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the design of analogue and digital converters A/D and D/A, circuits for electronic devices, utilization of microcontrollers and communication systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-TIT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary
    branch M1-MEL , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

6 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

15 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

18 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer