EE4109 2021-2022

Welcome to the course web site of the MSc course: Structured Electronic Design.

The course and this web site are developed and maintained by the instructors Chris Verhoeven and Anton Montagne

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Educational method

At the beginning of the course, the application specification of an active antenna twill be presented.

During the course the design of this active antenna will be discussed step-by-step.

Motivation of the design steps, their underlying theory and application to other designs will be elucidated.

Examples and exercises will help the participants to understand the design steps and their interaction.

The course will be concluded with an exam or an oral defense of a design.

Structure of the lectures

Preparation

Students need to prepare the lecture as follows:

  • Study the sections in the book associated with that lecture
  • Study the presentations of the lecture
  • Watch the videos of the lecture

First hour

  1. A classroom poll / discussion provides information about the preparation and the level of understanding.
  2. Instructors will elucidate topics using:
    • Posters
    • Demonstrations
    • Ad hoc presentations

Second hour

Students work in groups on a homework quiz. Results should be entered in Brightspace before the next lecture.

The quizzes will be graded with pass/fail. Passing enough quizzes gives acces to an oral (group) exam, in which the design of the active antenna is defended.

Prerequisite

  1. This course is a follow-up course of the BSc course EE3C11. Students that have not succesfully finished this course should follow the homologation program.
  2. You should be able to work with LTspice and SLiCAP and Python. Please study the SLiCAP tutorial my First RC Network.

Course material

  1. The course book can be downloaded for free: Structured Electronic Design edition 1.4a.
  2. A PYTHON-based symbolic SPICE simulator for deriving and solving design equations for electronic circuits. Course participants require a laptop with SLiCAP installed. See SLiCAP for installation instructions.
  3. LTspice can be downloaded and installed from here.

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