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DAT116 - Mixed-signal system design
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPEES
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Laboratory 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Lars Svensson
Univ lektor  Lena Peterson


Replaces

DAT115   Data conversion techniques

Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/54e82052-c01a-47d4-ba07-cf4703172d01


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Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

DAT091/DAT092 Introduction to Electronic System Design OR SSY130 Applied Signal Processing.

Aim

The course is intended to give insight into how analog and mixed-mode subsystems (particularly A/D and D/A converters and surrounding circuitry) are specified and implemented, and how they affect the performance of the systems they are part of.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After passing the course, the student will be able to assess requirements for a mixed-signal subsystem to propose a top-level design, taking into account fundamental limitations as well as cost limitations, and verify the design through simulation.

Specifically, the student will be able to:

- Select sample rates and converter resolutions which make the required system performance attainable.

- Estimate the influence of the converter imperfections on converter and system performance.

- Identify requirements on analog interface components for a given converter solution.

- Starting from process specifications, assess achievable cost and performance of analog subsystems, based on examples and calculations.

- Model a mixed-signal subsystem using software tools in order to verify assumptions and hand calculations.

Content

The course is intended to give insight into how mixed-signal subsystems, including A/D and D/A converters, are specified and implemented; and how they affect the performance of the system of which they are part. The course includes sections on sampling and quantization; converter specification; some commonly used converter architectures; analog interface components such as filters; influence of converter imperfections on system performance; and cost limits for given parameters.

Organisation

The course comprises lectures, lab exercises, and a hand-in design problem. Lectures introduce material from textbook and research papers. Lab exercises are largely based on software simulations of mixed-signal subsystems. The hand-in design problem requires the student to analyse system requirements for an application and to propose a design that meets these requirements, while minimizing given cost functions, such as power dissipation.

Examination

Lab series, handin problem, voluntary sit-down exam. Final grade is a weighted sum of all these.


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