Course detail

Design of electronic devices

FEKT-CKEZAcad. year: 2017/2018

Design and properties of signal lines, supply lines and distribution frames - suppression of interference and ground loops.
Parasitic events and their suppression - coupling in input and output circuits, parasitic capacitances and inductances, thermoelectric voltage, overvoltage on inductive load, reflections on lines, crosstalk.Electric and magnetic field screening, equipotential guarding. Choice of components and application recommendation - discrete elements, operational amplifiers, comparators, electronic switches, A/D and D/A converters, sample-and-hold elements, digital circuits, microprocessors. Mechanics design: regulation, control and indication elements - lay-ou on the front panel, instrument housing design, heat removal, thermostatic elements. Printed circuits, wired printed circuits, connection of conductors and components. Safety requirements in instrument design. Methodology for the debugging of electronic device.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student acquires concrete application knowledge of electronic instrument design, which is otherwise obtained only through long-term development practice. Emphasis is laid on understanding the physical essence of parasitic events so that their knowledge can be applied to other cases. He learns to foresee and anticipate the appearance of many problems arising in the development of new instruments in both the electrical and the mechanical parts of the design.


Basic knowledge of electrical engineering theory is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

NIKNEJAD, A.M.: Electromagnetics for High-Speed Analog and Digital Communication Circuits. Cambridge, 2007
ARCHAMBEAUTT, B.R.: PCB Design for Real-World EMI Control. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002
HALL, S.H.; HECK, H.L.: High-Speed Digital Designs. Wiley, 2009
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY: Linear Applications Handbook. Linear Technology, Milpitas 1999
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR: National Analog and Interface Products Databook. National Semiconductor, Santa Clara 1999
FAIRCHILD: Analog - mixed signal, interface, logic, non-voltatile memory, power products. Fairchild Semiconductors,
Buchanan J.E.: BiCMOS/CMOS system design. McGraw-Hill, New York 1998
Ginsberg G. L.: Printed circuits design. McGraw-Hill, New York 1999

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. Design of signal transmission lines.
2. Power supply source desingn and power distribution.
3. Connection and distribution of ground potential.
4. Parasitic phenomena and their suppression.
5. Shielding.
6. Selection of components and application principles.
6.1 Passive elements.
6.2 Operational amplifiers.
6.3 Comparators.
6.4 Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters.
6.5 TTL digital circuits.
6.6 CMOS digital circuits.
7. Mechanical design.
8. Safety requirements for the design.
9. Debugging of devices.


To be introduced to practical principles of designing electronic instruments and devices as regards both electrical and mechanical aspects. The subject is also suitable for other branches of BSc studies because it offers a close look at actual work of the designer of electronic instruments and devices.

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-BC Bachelor's

    branch BC-AMT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary
    branch BC-EST , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary
    branch BC-TLI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer