Multimedia technology base

Course description

  1. Charge, current, electric field, potential, voltage. Conductor, insulator. Capacity, capacitor, electric energy. (capacitive microphone, liquid crystals, capacitive touch screens, batteries).
  2. Conduction, resitance, resistor. Source. Grounding. Direct current electric circuits. Adjusted load. System’s energy efficiency. (power adapters, lines, cables: coaxial, lines coupling, connectors, protection, fuses, resistive microphone).
  3. Magnetic field, magneticc flux density, magnetic, magnetization. (speaker, cathode ray tube, magnetic record)
  4. Induction, inductivity, coil, set of coils, magnetic energy. (crosstalk, disturbances in the network, twisted pair, power adapters).
  5. Calculating the harmonic grandeur. Impedance. Alternating current electric circuits. Line impedance. Adjusted loads. Resonant circuit, resonance. Transformer. Transients. (switching devices, filters, cable impedance, adjusted impedance load).
  6. The longitudinal and transverse waves. Sound and electromagnetic waves. Wave equation. Telegraph equation.
  7. Radiation of waves in space, communications equation, direction and surface.
  8. Barriers and Fresnel zone ellipsoid, wedge attenuation barriers. Notable area courses and radar.
  9. Refraction on the boundary of different materials. Collecting lens and the collecting mirror. Total reflection of waves. Waveguides.
  10. Shannon and performance of a link. Thermal noise. Distractions.

Objectives and competences

The objective of the course on Multimedia technology base is to familiarize students with fundamental of phisics and basic technologies of (electrotechnical) engineering wihch multimedia relies on. The subject is a basis for understanding professional courses and practical work in forthcoming semesters of multimedia studies.

The course deals with the systematic and electrical engineering technology base on which multimedia is based. Awareness and use of material is reinforced with a pronounced shift from practical experiments to the physical phenomenon. The goal is to get a deeper knowledge of high school physics with an emphasis on events that are facing media technologist. The course develops science-oriented analytical-synthetic thinking. Students learn about the basics of electrtechnics, sound waves and electromagnetic waves (radio and optics) with an emphasis on treatment and understanding of communication and multimedia systems. The course also shows the physical and technological limitations of broadcasting systems from the standpoint of radio wave propagation and noise. In the lab students are introduced to basic methods of measuring physical quantities. The subject is the basis for practical work and understanding of technical subjects in higher levels of the study program.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, laboratory work, homeworks and seminars, IT assisted learning.

Intended learning outcomes

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

– classify the physic phenomena which are Multimedia technology base,

– explain the basic laws in the field of (electrical) engineering,

– measure basic physical quantities from the field of electrotehnics, sound, optics and radio,

– explain clearly the technological capabilities of modern multimedia devices,

– select the most appropriate transmission media for multimedia services based on the capabilities of the communication link,

– evaluate the physical limitations of future multimedia devices,

– calculate the technological parameters of multimedia devices.

Reference nosilca

  1. BATAGELJ, Boštjan, JANYANI, Vijay, TOMAŽIČ, Sašo. Research challenges in optical communications towards 2020 and beyond. Informacije MIDEM, ISSN 0352-9045, sep. 2014, letn. 44, št. 3, str. 177-184.
  2. 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.
  3. HUMAR, Iztok, GE, Xiaohu, XIANG, Lin, JO, Minho, CHEN, Min, ZHANG, Jing. Rethinking energy efficiency models of cellular networks with embodied energy. IEEE network, ISSN 0890-8044, 2011, vol. 25, no. 2, str. 40-49.
  4. GE, Xiaohu, CAO, Chengqian, JO, Minho, CHEN, Min, HU, Jinzhong, HUMAR, Iztok. Energy efficiency modelling and analyzing based on multi-cell and multi-antenna cellular networks. Transactions on internet and information systems, ISSN 1976-7277, Aug. 2010, vol. 4, no. 4, str. 560-574.
  5. HUMAR, Iztok, SINIGOJ, Anton R., BEŠTER, Janez, HAGLER, Marion O. Integrated component web-based interactive learning systems for engineering. IEEE transactions on education, ISSN 0018-9359, Nov. 2005, vol. 48, no. 4, str. 664-675.

Study materials

  1. Sinigoj A. R.: Elektrotehnika 1, 2 in 3, Založba FE in FRI, Ljubljana, 2006.
  2. Spletna stran
  3. Humar I.: Skripta za laboratorijske vaje.
  4. Dorf  R. C., Svoboda J. A.: Introduction to electric circuits, Wiley, 2006.
  5. Ulaby F. T.: Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersy, 2004.
  6. Albach M.: Grundlagen der Electrotechnik 1, 2 in 3, Pearson Studium, Muenchen, 2005.
  7. Halliday D., Resnick R., Walker J.: Fundamentals of Physics, Wiley, 1993.
  8. Strnad Janez, Fizika. Del 2, Elektrika, optika, DMFA, 2005, ISBN: 961-212-048-X, 293 strani.
  9. Strnad Janez, Mala fizika. 2, Elektrika, nihanje, valovanje, optika, posebna teorija relativnosti, kvantna mehanika : učbenik za pouk fizike v gimnazijah in srednjih šolah, DZS, 2004, ISBN: 86-341-3666-3, 320 strani.
  10. Vidmar Matjaž. Radiokomunikacije. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, cop. 2005. 1 zv. (loč. pag.), ilustr. ISBN 961-243-026-8, 132 str.
  11. Batagelj Boštjan, Vidmar Matjaž, Optične komunikacije – laboratorijske vaje, FE, Ljubljana, 2003, ISBN 961-6371-43-6, 170 strani.
  12. Vidmar Matjaž, Sevanje in razširjanje – laboratorijske vaje, FE, Ljubljana, 1998, ISBN 961-6210-50-5, 129 strani.

Bodi na tekočem

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

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