Communication Electronics

Course description

Analog components of electronic communications circuits and manufacturing technologies: amplifiers, filters, analogue/digital signal conversion. Digital components of communications systems: application specific processors, programmable architectures, peripheral units and manufacturing technologies. Components of communication systems: signal acquisition and processing. Consumer electronics and embedded systems: optimized power consumption, product life cycle, sub-system optimization, level of integration and impact on features and costs. Communication systems: architecture of communications systems, hardware and software. Multimedia systems: multimedia systems’ architecture, hardware and software, algorithm design and implementation.

Course is carried out on study programme

Elektrotehnika 2. stopnja

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course Communication electronics is to deepen the understanding of circuits for signal acquisition, processing and transmission. The goal of the course is to understand analog and digital electronic circuits and their application in communication and multimedia systems. Student learns state of the art in the field of modern communication electronics, technological and economic feasibility, and trends.

Learning and teaching methods

The lectures provide a theoretical background on selected topics together with simple practical demonstrations. A complete study material is available online.

Practical work is being performed in the laboratory environment. Individual projects are based on selected topics and presented by students. Part of the pedagogical process will be carried out with the help of ICT technologies and the opportunities they offer.

Intended learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

Analyse operation of analog and digital electronic components and their role in telecommunication and multimedia systems.

Calculate electronic circuits with selected analytical methods.

Use of simulation tools for modelling of analog and digital communication circuits.

Design of selected analog and digital signal transformation circuits.

Comprehensively explain the process of signal acquisition and processing with electronic circuits.

Connecting theoretical foundations with the analysis of selected commercial products.

Assess the technological complexity of selected case studies.

Reference nosilca

  1. BOGATAJ, Luka, VIDMAR, Matjaž, BATAGELJ, Boštjan. Opto-electronic oscillator with quality multiplier. IEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques, ISSN 0018-9480. [Print ed.], Feb. 2016, vol. 64, no. 2, str. 663-668.
  2. TRATNIK, Jurij, LEMUT, Primož, VIDMAR, Matjaž. Time-transfer and synchronization equipment for high-performance particle accelerators = Prenos takta in sinhronizacijska oprema za visoko-zmogljive pospeševalnike osnovnih delcev. Informacije MIDEM, ISSN 0352-9045, jun. 2012, letn. 42, št. 2, str. 115-12
  3. STEED, Robert J., PAVLOVIČ, Leon, NAGLIČ, Luka, VIDMAR, Matjaž, et al. Hybrid integrated optical phase-lock loops for photonic terahertz sources. IEEE journal of selected topics in quantum electronics, ISSN 1077-260X. [Print ed.], Jan./Feb. 2011, vol. 17, no. 1, str. 210-217.
  4. TRATNIK, Jurij, VIDMAR, Matjaž. 2.8 GHz – 5.7 GHz very fast UWB CCO using discrete-packaged SiGe RF transistors = 2,8 GHz – 5,7 GHz zelo hiter ultra širokopasoven tokovno krmiljen oscilator z diskretnimi SiGe RF tranzistorji. Informacije MIDEM, ISSN 0352-9045, mar. 2011, letn. 41, št. 1, str. 70-72.
  5. RASPOR, Adam, VIDMAR, Matjaž. Two double-ring cavity antennas in 19-22 dBi directivity range. Electronics letters, ISSN 0013-5194. [Print ed.], Dec. 2009, vol. 45, no. 25, str. 1288-1289.

Study materials

  1. L. Frentzel, Principles of Electronic Communication Systems, 3. izdaja, 2007.
  2. T. L. Floyd, Analog Fundamentals: a systems approach, Pearson, 2012
  3. R. Tokheim, Digital electronics: principles and applications, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2013.

Bodi na tekočem

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

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