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SSY011 - Electrical systems
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TIELL
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Laboratory 3,5 c Grading: UG   3,5 c    
0215 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   27 Oct 2015 pm L,  07 Jan 2016 am L,  Contact examiner

In programs

TIDAL COMPUTER ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory elective)
TIELL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - Common branch of study, Year 3 (compulsory)


Professor  Erik Agrell


SSY010   Electrical systems

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In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Knowledge corresponding to the courses LEU470 Electrical Circuits, LEU460 Electrical Engineering and LEU430 Fundamentals of Digital Systems and Computer.


This course will provide knowledge about some methods and tools for analysis and design of analog and digital electronics.

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

  • Use computer tools in the design, analysis and simulation of analog and digital electronics.

  • Handle computer software for analog electronic circuit drawing and simulation.

  • Analyse a CMOS inverter in Spice.

  • Calculate upper and lower cutoff frequencies for amplifiers by simulation.

  • Design a current to voltage converter.

  • Design signal and power amplifiers.

  • Design cascaded OP amplifiers in order to achieve specified frequency properties.

  • Measure and analyse the frequency properties of analog amplifiers and filters.

  • Analyse the stability of a feedback system and calculate the conditions for oscillation.

  • Analyse and modify existing VHDL code.

  • Use computer software for simulation and synthesis of digital electronics based on VHDL code.

  • Use computer software for programming an FPGA circuit.

  • From a functional description, design a state diagram for a state machine.
  • Design a digital parallel to series converter.

  • Design a digital series to parallel converter.

  • Design and analyse active Butterworth filters.


During the course, a complete audio transmission system will be designed including audio amplifier, A/D conversion, digital serial transmission, D/A conversion, filtering, and power amplification.

Analysis and design of analog och digital electronics including the following elements: A/D and D/A conversion. Analog circuit design using Spice. Finite state machines. Description and design of digital systems using VHDL. Simulations. Calculation of upper and lower cutoff frequencies for different amplifier stages and OP amplifier circuits. Design of circuits to fulfill desired frequency properties. Feedback principles. Analysis of stability in feedback systems. Analog filters. Design of passive and active Butterworth filters.


The course includes lectures, laboratory sessions, and hand-in assignments.


Bengt Molin: Analog elektronik, 2nd ed., Studentlitteratur 2009

Lars Bengtsson: Elektriska mätsystem och mätmetoder, Studentlitteratur 2012

Supplementary material on the course web page


Written examination and presentation of results from laboratory and hand-in assignments. To pass the course, a passed written exam and passed laboratory assignments are required. The final grade is U (fail), 3, 4 or 5.

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