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DAT116 - Mixed-signal system design
Konstruktion av mixed-signal-system
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPEES
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 15118
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C+
Minimum participants: 10
Maximum participants: 42
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

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

In programs

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

Examiner:

Lars Svensson

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

DAT094 Design of digital electronic systems or SSY130 Applied signal processing.

Aim

The course is intended to give the student 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 technology and component 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 mainly comprises lectures and lab exercises, with supporting problem-solving sessions. Lectures introduce material from textbook and research papers. Lab exercises are based on software simulations of mixed-signal subsystems.

Literature

The main text is Maloberti: "Data converters", Springer 2008; the book is also available as an E-book in the library.  Supplementary research articles and other texts are made available via the course homepage.

Examination including compulsory elements

Lab series with report submission, oral exam, voluntary sit-down exam. Final grade is a weighted sum of these.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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