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SCP7081701, A.A. 2019/20

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2019/20

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea magistrale in
SC2382, ordinamento 2017/18, A.A. 2019/20
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Crediti formativi 6.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese APPLIED ELECTRONICS
Sito della struttura didattica
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Galileo Galilei"
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Corso singolo È possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta È possibile utilizzare l'insegnamento come corso a libera scelta


Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
AFFINE/INTEGRATIVA AttivitĂ  formative affini o integrative FIS/01 6.0

Organizzazione dell'insegnamento
Periodo di erogazione Secondo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Ore Studio
LEZIONE 6.0 48 102.0

Inizio attività didattiche 02/03/2020
Fine attività didattiche 12/06/2020
Visualizza il calendario delle lezioni Lezioni 2019/20 Ord.2017

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
2 APPLIED ELECTRONICS 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GIUBILATO PIERO (Presidente)
1 APPLIED ELECTRONICS 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 GIUBILATO PIERO (Presidente)

Prerequisiti: - Basic solid-state physics on semiconductors (crystal lattice, Fermi distribution, levels energy distribution, etc.)
- Analogue electronics (linear networks, active and passive devices, amplifiers, operational amplifiers, filters, etc.)
- Standard programming languages (syntax, structure, use of libraries, etc.)
- Basic knowledge of computational software (e.g. Mathematica, Matlab)
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The successful participant will learn how/to:

- An integrated circuit is designed and produced.
- Design a logic circuit through HDL description.
- Realize a logic function/algorithm and run it in a FPGA.
- Perform an actual task using FPGA hardware.
- Render a FPGA design tolerant to a radiation environment.
Modalita' di esame: Oral exam
Criteri di valutazione: The criteria for the evaluation of the oral test take into account the correctness of contents, arguing clarity and critical analysi
Contenuti: - Basic knowledge of device physics, diode and transistor, either BJT or MOS.
- Principle of working of the diode and the transistor (BJT and MOS). Ssimplified physical model of the MOS (implants, gate, oxide) and how this influences its performances (parasitic capacitance, power consumption, etc.)
- Basic circuits using diodes and transistor for specific purposes (rectifier, voltage pump, etc...).
- MOS transistor dynamic behavior, linear region, inversion region, saturation region, power consumption, speed, parasitics, etc. - --- Basic microelectronics manufacturing concepts (lithography, feature size, etc...).
- Basic logic gates (NOT, AND, NAND, ...) and their realization with CMOS transistors. More complex basic logic blocks like the adder, the multiplexer and the parity checker. Timing and power considerations in the realization of the basic gates. Boolean algebra basics (DeMorgan’s theorems) and its applications to basic gates combinations.
- Memory elements building blocks: mono-stable, bi-stable, S-R flip-flop, J-K flip-flop, D flip-flop and their properties. Look Up Tables and their usage for representing arbitrary functions. Actual memories type and use in computer and other logic: ROM, RAM, FLASH, EPROM, basic characteristics, behavior and device realization.
- Digital microelectronics basics: analog computers, noise margin, integration processes, microprocessors, Moore's law, the limit of scaling, analog/digital signal interface. Different level of design (system, behavioural, RTL, gates, transistor, device, ...) and the associate languages/tools..
- HDL languages and simulation tools of the trade: SPICE, what it is and how it works, ideal elements vs. real elements, MOS transistor basic model, example of IV curves for a MOS, response of an inverter and an operational amplifier. Verilog language scope and basics, concept of synthesis and simulation code, modules encapsulation, timebase definitions, some elementary syntax and constructs (especially the synchronous blocks like always, etc..).
- Synchronous systems: how to deal with large system by using a common time-base. The clock properties (frequency, jitter) and implications. Usage of memory elements to build a complete synchronous system. Finite State Machines types, principle of operation, and building elements. FSM analytical description and basic coding in Verilog.
- Implementation of simple synchronous circuits in FPGA through Verilog description. Definition of inputs, outputs, clock, and reset. Usage of device primitive for high-frequency clock domains. Usage of registers and counters. Implementation of simple state machines, connection of modules in a hierarchical structure. Simple IO interfaces (buttons, LEDs). Concept of synchronous communication over a single data line.
- Complex systems behavior and modelling, with special focus on radiation tolerance/resistance and mitigation techniques and topologies. Failure rate estimation through Markov Chains, protection schemes and their effectiveness, practical implementation.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: - Frontal lectures
- Interactive simulation of device/circuits with PSpice simulator.
- Interactive lessons with HDL synthesis and simulation of the circuits under discussion.
- System behavior modelling with Mathematica notebooks.
- Implementation of firmware in FPGA development boards.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: - Slides shown during the lectures (see related Moodle page)
- PSPice code for analogue simulations
- Verilog code for digital simulations
- Mathematica notebooks for system failure modeling
Testi di riferimento:
  • A. Laicata, Circuiti elettronici. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • T.H.Wilmshurst, Analog Cirtuit Techniques. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • W.Kleitz, Digital Electronics - A Practical Approach with VHDL. --: --, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Didattica innovativa: Strategie di insegnamento e apprendimento previste
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Problem solving
  • Files e pagine caricati online (pagine web, Moodle, ...)
  • Interactive programming

Didattica innovativa: Software o applicazioni utilizzati
  • Moodle (files, quiz, workshop, ...)
  • Mathematica
  • PSpice and Verilog