Design of Electronic Devices
FEKT-BPC-NEZAcad. year: 2019/2020
The course is strongly oriented on practical knowledge. Students will learn the whole design flow of a typical electronic device from specification up to realization using off-the-shelf EDA and CAD tools. All the design steps are described, explained and demonstrated on examples. For every part of the design process typical recent software tools are introduced. Special attention is given to power supply subsystem design with regard to recent trends in this area (switch mode power supplies, resonant converters, battery power, energy harvesting). Students will simulate elementary circuits of power supplies, perform its design using recent software tools, design its PCB and export manufacturing outputs.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The graduate is able to
- select and use EDA and CAD tools for electronics design
- analyze requirements on an electronic system and propose its architecture
- describe parasitic properties of real electronic components and evaluate their impact on power supply properties
- compare properties (qualities) of different electronic components and choose appropriate on for target application
- explain functionality of both linear and switched mode power supplies
- choose suitable power supply topology (both linear and switched) according to the design needs
- calculate values of and requirements on basic components of power a supply
- design a protection and cooling for a power supply
Students are expected to have knowledge of basic electronic components (resistor, capacitor, inductor, transformer, diode, bipolar and unipolar transistor), knowledge of basic circuits utilizing these components (passive RLC tanks, rectifiers, transistor switches) and a basic knowledge of differentiation and integration.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
VRBA, K.; HANÁK, P. Vybrané problémy konstrukce elektronických přístrojů pro integrovanou výuku VUT a VŠB- TUO. Elektronická skripta. Technická 12, 616 00 Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, FEKT, UTKO, 2014. s. 1-110. ISBN: 978-80-214-5071- 4.
PRESSMAN, A., BILLINGS, K., MOREY, T. Switching Power Supply Design. 3rd Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009. 848 p. ISBN: 978-0071482721.
WILLIAMS, T. EMC for Product Designers, 4th Edition. Boston: Newnes, 2007. 512 p. ISBN: 978-0750681704
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 prepare a single project during the course.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Student must pass all the laboratory and computer practices, he must elaborate and deliver all protocols and individual project, all in satisfactory quality. Students can gain up to 20 points during laboratory exercises (protocols are evaluated), up to 10 point for active work on PC exercises, up to 20 points for elaboration of individual design project and up to 50 points at final exam.
Language of instruction
1. Project management, EDA and CAD tools
2. Electronic system architecture, component selection
3. Printed circuit boards
4. Resistors and capacitors - practical properties, selection
5. Inductors and transformers - practical properties, selection, design
6. Discrete semiconductors - practical properties, selection
7. Voltage references, parametric stabilizers
8. Linear regulators, feedback
9. Non-isolated switched-mode power supplies
10. Isolated switched-mode power supplies
11. Bridge converters, high efficiency converters
12. Power factor correctors, protection and cooling of power supplies
13. Autonomous power supplies
Students get familiar with electronic system design starting with its architecture, through components selection, mechanical construction, fabrication outputs, first power-up of the new system and finally writing documentation and project management. Special attention is given to power supply subsystem design.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.
Classification of course in study plans
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
Exercise in computer lab
12 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
14 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
eLearning: currently opened course