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Cursus: 201500383
Electronic Systems Design
Cursus informatie
Studiepunten (ECTS)15
VoertaalEngels R.A.R. van der Zee
VorigeVolgende 4
dr. A.A. Albert de la Bruheze
Docent G.M. Bonnema
Docent J.F. Broenink
dr. M.H. Nagenborg
Docent B. Nauta
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After passing this course, students should be able to:
• Make use of philosophical writings, especially from Philosophy of Technology and related fields.
• Analyse and evaluate a technology (product/service) by using philosophical concepts and frameworks, and use this actively in the design of a new technology.
• Write an academic paper, in which (a) the student makes use of writings from Philosophy of Technology (and related fields) and (b) presents arguments that support her/his analysis, evaluation and design of a technology (product/service).
• Obtain and maintain an overview in a multidisciplinary design project
• Plan and manage a multidisciplinary design project
• Recognize and use practical and theoretically substantiated design principles and techniques.
• Reflect on the design process in the context of these principles and techniques.
• Understand and explain the basic functionality of radios, analog filters, PLLs, analog-to-digital converters, digital FIR filters and sample-rate converters.
• Discuss these circuits in terms of fundamental properties like power, speed, noise, sample frequency, quantization error, SNR and frequency transfer.
• Use this understanding to explore the design space in a signal processing system, make trade-offs between analog and digital and partition the system accordingly.
• Use the insights of this process in the design of the signal processing blocks in a larger system.
• Design a device that helps to solve a real world challenge.
• Work in a team to produce a working prototype at a technical level that is in correspondence with the bachelor courses in the EE curriculum.
• Explicitly use the knowledge and skills of the other topics in this module to benefit the design.
• Communicate about the design and the project in the form of a project plan, a report and a demonstration with accompanying presentation.

Designing and building a complex signal processing system for a real-life challenge.

This module is concerned with systems design. At the heart of the module is a real-life challenge. This challenge is considered from different perspectives, and it is analysed how electrical engineering can contribute to the solution in the form of an electronic system or device. This device should involve signal processing and needs to be designed, planned and prototyped in the project. This is a T-shaped module, with introductions in Systems Design and Design for Society, and deepening of analog and digital signal processing skills and the associated system design trade-offs. The following topics are treated:
• “Science 2 Design 4 Society” extends the design of a technical product to beyond the purely technical realm by focusing on the relation between technical products and its users. The topics here are:  Design thinking, Philosophy and sociology of technology, Value sensitive design, Mediation theory, Politics of artefacts, Nature technology and human self-understanding, Academic writing, Human-technology relations, Scenario-based design and Design ethics.
• “Systems Design” focuses on the technical design of complex systems. Topics here are: Systems engineering, Systems thinking tracks and System design tools.
• “Embedded Signal Processing” focuses on analog and digital signal processing. It deals with both EE signal processing skills, as well as system design aspects in the trade-off between analog and digital. Topics in Analog Signal Processing are: Implementation and system design trade-offs: Analog-to-digital converters (Nyquist & Sigma-Delta at block level), Analog filters, Frequency synthesis (PLL at block level, system loops, and application), Analog vs. digital processing (impedance scaling, dissipation vs. noise, digital scaling), Implementation at circuit level. Topics in Digital Signal Processing are: Signal transformations (DTFT, DFT, FFT); properties of filters (FIR/IIR, linear phase, symmetry), Filter design principles, Sampling rate conversion.
• “Prototyping” focuses on building an actual working prototype and guards the cohesion between the other topics and the final prototype.
A sufficient grade for 8 of the 10 first modules in the EE curriculum AND a sufficient grade for EE module 3 AND a sufficient grade for (EE module 6 OR EE module 8).

A sufficient grade for EE module 6 AND EE module 8.
Verplicht materiaal
G. Maarten Bonnema, Karel T. Veenvliet, Jan F. Broenink, “Systems Design and Engineering: Facilitating Multidisciplinary Development Projects”, ISBN 9781498751261
Reader and texts (on Blackboard)
Lecture Slides (on Blackboard)
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Science to Design for Society

Systems Design

Embedded Signal Processing


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