Design of Embedded Electronic Systems

Course Description

Electronic equipment development and life cycle. Technical documentation. Printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication and component assembly technologies. Board level design: PCB design rules, using computer aided design tools, preparation of manufacturing documentation. Selection and design of power supply of an electronic device. Thermal characteristics of electronic devices, heat transfer and heatsink design. Noise sources. Grounding and shielding. Overvoltage and overcurrent protection. Electromagnetic compatibility. Regulations and standards.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe electronic device documentation and life cycle.
  2. Describe processes for electronic devices production.
  3. Design electronic device on a printed circuit board level.
  4. Use CAD tools for electronics devices development.
  5. Choose power supply for electronic device.
  6. Choose components for thermal management in electronic device.
  7. Recognize sources of noise in electronic device and measures for their mitigation.
  8. Design overvoltage and overcurrent protection of electronic device.
  9. Recognize sources of electromagnetic compatibility issues in electronic devices.

Forms of Teaching



Seminars and workshops




Field work


Independent assignments




Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 15 % 50 % 15 %
Seminar/Project 43 % 35 % 43 % 35 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 30 %
Exam: Written 50 % 20 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Electronic equipment life cycle and documentation
  2. Types of technical documentation, Record, accountability, liability, Preparation, presentation, preservation, Methods, visual techniques
  3. Printed circuit boards fabrication technologies, Surface mount technologies
  4. Layout, Design, Manufacturing, testing & maintenance, Surface mount technologies
  5. Design of linear power supplies
  6. Design of low dropout linear power supplies, Rules for design of power supply PCB's
  7. Mechanisms of heat transfer, Heatsink design, Fans and forced air cooling, Cooling of electronic systems
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Grounding, Shielding
  10. Noise reduction
  11. Noise reduction
  12. Electrostatic discharge
  13. Overvoltage & overcurrent protection
  14. Overvoltage & overcurrent protection
  15. Final exam

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R. Magjarević, Z. Stare, M. Cifrek, H. Džapo, M. Ivančić, I. Lacković (2009.), Projektiranje tiskanih veza, Sveučilište u Zagrebu Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva
H. Džapo, Ž. Lučev Vasić (2015.), Računalom podržano projektiranje elektroničkih uređaja, upute za laboratorijske vježbe, Sveučilište u Zagrebu Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva
Kim R. Fowler (1996.), Electronic Instrument Design, Oxford University Press
Tim Williams (2013.), The Circuit Designer’s Companion, Elsevier
Henry Ott (1988.), Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems, Wiley-Interscience

For students


ID 222752
  Summer semester
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
60 Lectures
2 Seminar
15 Laboratory exercises

Grading System

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
70 Good
50 Acceptable