Realisation of Electronic Circuits

Higher education teachers: Jankovec Marko
Collaborators: Pirc Matija
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64635

Subject description


  • enrolment in the second academic year of the first cycle VS programme, option electronics

Content (Syllabus outline):

Basic principles of design and construction of the electronic systems. Development cycle of products. Costs and incomes, internal rate of return. Cumulative profit. Tolerance, yield and waste. Permissible and tolerance range. Distribution functions, normal distribution. Tolerances of several parameters. Tolerance analyses. Reliability and system reliability computation. Environmental factors and modelling the effects of: temperature, humidity, voltage, temperature cycles. easurement of reliability. Reserve systems and fault tolerant design. Backup systems and reserves. Redundancy. Standardisation. European legislation in the field of free movement of goods. The CE marking. Using standards in the design process of electronic systems. Safety standards and standards in the field of EMC. EMI model and interference paths. Near and far electromagnetic field, differential and single ended signals. Measurement techniques and equipment for EMC. Materials, properties and technologies of PCBs. Flexible PCBs and buried passive components. Design techniques for EMC. Radiation of PCB. Signal loops. Ground connection. EMI reduction. The critical size of loops. Mirror plane and the return paths. Signal integrity in PCBs. Signal propagation speed, critical dimensions and frequencies. Fast transfer of signals on the lines and losses. Power supply blocking and filtering. Capacitance of power supply planes in PCBs. Heat transfer principles. Thermal management of electronic devices and systems

Objectives and competences:

To understand the electrical and mechanical phenomena that are present in the design process of electronic systems. Develops the ability to design and realize PCB assemblies that comply with standards and legislation. Students get acquainted with procedures of electronic system design from technical and business perspective.

Intended learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to

  • recognize materials and technology for the manufacturing and assembly of printed circuit boards.
  • design a printed circuit board according to the given scheme with respect to good engineering practice to achieve compatibility with the applicable standards and to the production technologies.
  • calculate the reliability of the apparatus on the basis of the reliability of components
  • consider valid standards to which the device must comply according to the currently valid legislation and the type of the device.
  • use computer programs for the simulation and design of electrical schemes and printed circuit boards.
  • select the best topology and the termination of the electrical connections according to the type of signal.
  • identify the most likely source of problems related to electromagnetic compatibility in the circuit and suppress it with the most appropriate means.
  • design appropriate cooling system to remove excessive heat

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures,
  • laboratory practice.

Study materials


  1. Jankovec M., Realizacija elektronskih sklopov, slikovno gradivo in zapiski predavanj, Ljubljana, 2016.
  2. Pirc M., Jankovec M., Realizacija elektronskih sklopov, laboratorijske vaje, Ljubljana, 2013.
  3. Peršič B., Realizacija elektronskih sklopov, Založba FE, Ljubljana, 1998.
  4. Henry W. Ott, Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering, Wiley-Interscience, ISBN 978-0-470-18930-6, New York, 2009.
  5. Howard W. Johnson, Martin Graham, High-Speed Digital Design, A Handbook of Black Magic, Prentice Hall PTR, New Jersey

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Electronics