Electronic Instrumentation

Course Description

Measurement signals, data, calibration, information. Electronic instrumentation circuits. Circuits for signal processing. Programmable amplifiers. Small signal amplifiers. Signal recovery from noise and interference. Isolation amplifiers. Auto-zero amplifiers and compensation of sources of uncertainty. Auto-calibration and auto-ranging. Sources of reference signals: dc and ac: classification, realisation, stability. Advanced analog to digital converters: principles and circuits. Advanced digital to analog converters: principles and circuits. Data acquisition systems. Analysis of error sources in measurement systems, measures for circuit performance enhancement. Analysis of detection limit in systems for measurement of particular physical quantities. Examples

General Competencies

Students shall get theoretical knowledge on analysis and synthesis of electronic instrumentation. Understanding of principles of sensing of information from processes, principles of sensors and their models, basic and advanced electronic instrumentation circuits. Analysis of characteristics of elements of electronic instrumentation, and methods for their performance enhancement. Detection limit of particular physical quantities analysis. The students shall be able to design electronic instrumentation systems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. define terms: Measurement signals, data, calibration, information.
  2. design programmable amplifiers and small signal amplifiers
  3. analyze and explain signal recovery from noise and interference
  4. design sources of reference signals, DC and AC
  5. design electronic circuits baed on AD and DA conversion
  6. develop systams for data acquisition
  7. analyze error sources in electronic measurement systems

Forms of Teaching





Other Forms of Group and Self Study


Laboratory Exercise within LERI 2

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 0 % 2 % 0 % 0 %
Quizzes 0 % 13 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 25 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 25 %
Final Exam: Oral 35 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 50 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction
  2. Programmable amplifiers
  3. Analog switches
  4. RMS ac/dc conversion
  5. Differncial, instrumentation and isolation amplifiers
  6. Sources of referent signals
  7. Examples and exercises
  8. Testing - written midterm exam
  9. ADC and DAC
  10. Noise
  11. Signal extraction, noise reduction, phase sensitive demodulation, phase locked loop
  12. Measurement uncertinty analysis
  13. Data acquisition
  14. Examples and exercises
  15. Testing - final exam, written and oral

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Theoretical Course (2. semester)


A. Šantić (1993.), Elektronička instrumentacija, Školska knjiga, Zagreb
C.F. Coombs (1995.), Electronic Instrumentation Handbook, McGraw-Hill
Analog Devices (2005.), Data conversion handbook, Newnes
Analog Devices (2008.), Linear circuit design handbook, Newnes
P.P.L. Regtien (2005.), Electronic instrumentation, VSSD
(.), Electronic Measurement Systems: Theory and Practice A F P van Putten IoP Press 1996,

Associate Lecturers

For students


ID 34521
  Summer semester
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable