Electronic Equipment Design

Course Description

This course provides a survey of principles of electronic equipment and system design and manufacturing. Contents: Electronic equipment and systems design principles. Electronic systems manufacturing in industrial environment. Life-cycle and reliability. Characteristics of electronic components, their equivalent circuits, standard components notation and packaging. Characteristics of power supplies for electronic equipment and systems. Printed circuit boards layout and manufacturing. Electronic components interconnection. Heat transfer: natural and forced convection, heatsink design. Overcurrent and overvoltage protection. Electromagnetic compatibility. Regulations and standards. Technical documentation. Quality management. Examples.

General Competencies

Good understanding of electronic equipment and systems design principles with particular emphasis to manufacturing in industrial environment. Good knowledge of the process of transforming schematic diagrams into final equipment design and generation of proper technical documentation related to production. Practical skills in using standard simulation and design software. Ability to understand datasheets used to characterize real electronic and electromechanical components. Extensive knowledge about design rules for PCB engineering. Good understanding of electromagnetic interference sources and methods of their suppression. Deep understanding of heat transfer principles and design of heatsinks. Ability to design and implement overvoltage and overcurrent protection circuits in compliance with related standards. Basic understanding of regulations and standards for manufacturing and testing of the equipment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. explain electronic equipment and systems design principles and give examples electronic systems manufacturing in industrial environment
  2. analyze and compare characteristics of electronic components, their equivalent circuits, life cycle and realibility
  3. calculate characteristics of power supplies for electronic equipment and systems
  4. design printed circuit boards layout and manufacturing. Electronic components interconnection.
  5. calculate heat transfer: natural and forced convection, heatsink design.
  6. design overcurrent and overvoltage protection. Electromagnetic compatibility.
  7. explain regulations and standards. Technical documentation. Quality management. Examples.

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Exams

Laboratory Work

Consultations

Other Forms of Group and Self Study

Internship visits

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 15 % 0 % 15 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 25 %
Final Exam: Oral 35 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 35 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction. Electronic equipment and systems design principles.
  2. Electronic systems manufacturing in industrial environment.
  3. Life-cycle and reliability.
  4. Characteristics of electronic components, their equivalent circuits, standard components' notation and packaging.
  5. Characteristics of power supplies for electronic equipment and systems. Printed circuit boards layout and manufacturing.
  6. Printed circuit boards layout and manufacturing. Electronic components interconnection.
  7. Examples and exercises
  8. Testing - written midterm exam
  9. Heat transfer: natural and forced convection, heatsink design.
  10. Overcurrent and overvoltage protection.
  11. Electromagnetic compatibility.
  12. Regulations and standards
  13. Technical documentation. Quality management.
  14. Examples and exercises
  15. Testing - final exam, written and oral

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Electronic and Computer Engineering (module)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electronics (module)
Specialization courses (6. semester)

Prerequisites

Literature

Kim R. Fowler (1996.), Electronic instrument design, Oxford University Press
R. Magjarević, M. Cifrek, Z. Stare, H. Džapo, M. Ivančić, I. Lacković (2004.), Konstrukcija i proizvodnja elektroničkih uređaja, FER-ZESOI
Henry W. Ott John Wiley & Sons (1988.), Noise reduction techniques in Electronic Systems, Inc.
Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill (2001.), The art of electronics, Cambridge University Press
R. Magjarević, Z. Stare, M. Cifrek, H. Džapo, M. Ivančić, I. Lacković (2009.), Projektiranje tiskanih veza, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, FER

Lecturers

Laboratory exercises

Grading System

ID 34308
  Summer semester
4 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

General

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable