Communication Electronics

Subject 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.

The subject is taught in programs

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.

Teaching and learning 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.

Expected study results

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.

Basic sources and literature

  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.

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