Construction of electronic systems

Higher education teachers: Jankovec Marko
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64253

Subject description


To give students theoretical knowledge of the relevant physical phenomena and to develop practical skills of the design process of electronic devices and systems from technical and legislation perspective.


Basics of electromagnetics, electronic elements, analog and digital electronics.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Introduction into design of new products, innovation process, product development cycle, technology market development phases, new product design approaches, cost analyses. Electrical, mechanical, thermal and product design requirements. Amortization period and safe disposal the device. Economic aspects of the construction and operation of electronic devices.
  • Basics of reliability theory of electronic systems, probability distribution functions, environmental influences, Arhhenious plot, part stress analysis prediction, reliability databases. Redundancy basics, fault tolerant design.
  • Standardization system. Organizations for standardization. European harmonized standards. The CE marking. Worldwide product quality and safety regulators. Legal restrictions of electronic products. Safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations.
  • EMC basics, noise coupling paths, near and far electromagnetic field, common and differential mode interference and suppression, EU EMC directives and standards, measurements of the EMC.
  • Printed circuit board technologies. Manufacturing steps, Rigid and flexible PCB materials, standard components. PCB design techniques for EMC. Power sources, power distribution and decoupling. PCB layout strategies. Component placing and routing. Ground planes. Multilayer PCBs. Elimination and prevention of power to signal interference.
  • Signal integrity. Transmission lines and line impedance matching. Power and signal filtering. Surge protection of power supplies and protection devices. Electrostatic discharge protection techniques and devices.
  • Electrical connections shielding and grounding. Shielding against near and far field electromagnetic interference. Heating and cooling of devices and systems. Thermal measurement and protection. Housings of devices and elements. Maintenance of electronic devices.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Master the design process of electronic devices and systems
  • Ability of selecting the appropriate components, materials and technologies for the realization of PCBs.
  • Design and construct electronic assemblies in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Practical advices (dos and don’ts) in PCB design.
  • Skills to practically design a PCB using Altium Designer or similar PCB design software packages.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises (Altium designer)
  • Individual or group laboratory projects (a finished and assembled PCB)

Study materials

  1. Mark I. Montrose, Printed Circuit Board Design Techniques for EMC Compliance, Wiley-Interscience IEEE, ISBN 0-7803-5376-5, New York, 2000.
  2. Howard W. Johnson, Martin Graham, High Speed Signal Propagation: Advanced Black Magic, Prentice Hall PTR, ISBN 978-0-1308-4408-8, New Jersey, 2003.
  3. T. Wiliams, EMC for product designers, Newnes, ISBN 978-0-7506-8170-4, Oxford, 2007.
  4. Henry W. Ott, Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering, Wiley-Interscience, ISBN 978-0-470-18930-6, New York, 2009.
  5. Mark I. Montrose, EMC Made Simple - Printed Circuit Board and System Design, Montrose Compliance Services, ISBN 978-0-9891-0320-6, Santa Clara CA, 2013.
  6. Elena Dubrova, Fault tolerant design, Springer, ISBN 978-1-4614-2113-9, 2013

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Advanced power systems