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APPLIED ELECTRONICS

CODE 68873
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 9012 PHYSICS (LM-17) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR FIS/01
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (PHYSICS)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • PHYSICS 9012 (coorte 2019/2020)
  • THEORETICAL PHYSICS 61842
  • MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS 61843
  • MATTER PHYSICS 2 61844
  • NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS 2 61847
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course is addressed to physicists with strong interests for experimental and applied physics.

In the first part we will discuss advanced subjects like transmission lines and electrical noise, in the second part we will study digital electronics both from the practical point of view (embedded systems with FPGAs) and from the mathematical/conceptual point of view (digital signal processing).

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Studying the physical principle, the main constructive aspects and application of modern sensors and instruments. 
Ability to design models and use schematizations with full awareness of the limitations connected.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Classic items of advanced electronics:

transmisssion lines

Electronic noise.

Modern items:

Digital systems (FPGA, embeddeed systems, Hardware description languages: Verilog).

TEACHING METHODS

traditional lessons with hands-on experience in the lab

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Transmission lines with applications.

Stochastic processes: autocorrelation and power spectral density. The noise in electronic devices: signal to noise ratio, noise figure, noise temperature, voltage and current density of noise. Measurement of the noise power. Man-made noise: noise reduction techniques. Extraction techniques of signal from noise : waveform averager, lock-in detection, correlators, optimal filtering. Examples of application of the techniques for the  extraction of signal from noise.

Introduction to digital signal processing.

Embedded digital systems, hardware description languages (Verilog).

Lab:  transmission lines, noise measurements, FPGA programming

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

R.A. Chipman, Transmission lines, Schaum's Outline Series (o equivalente)

G. V. Pallottino, Il rumore elettrico, Springer

P.Ottonello, G.Vallini., Elettronica applicata, Jackson Milano, 1995.

T.R. Padmanabahn, B. Bala tripura Sundari, Design through Verilog HDL, Wiley Interscience

Lecture notes.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FLAVIO FONTANELLI (President)

DANIELE MARRE' (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

traditional lessons with hands-on experience in the lab

Class schedule

APPLIED ELECTRONICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

written report on an experimental work related to the teaching program (agreed with the teacher) and oral presentation with questions related to others parts of the program.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

written report on an experimental work related to the teaching program (agreed with the teacher) and oral presentation with questions related to others parts of the program.

final vote is 50% based on the written thesis and 50% on the oral discussion.

thesis and/or oral discussion can be made in english.