The digital electronics section of this unit introduces students to synchronous state machine design including Moore and Mealy models with system implementation using logic gates/flip-flops and description in VHDL. System level design is examined using the  Algorithmic State Machine Design/Register Transfer Language methods along with VHDL description and FPGA implementation of controller and data-processor elements.

The analog electronics section of the unit examines the frequency response of amplifiers and introduces wide-band and high frequency amplifier design. The unit also includes an examination of differential amplifiers including modes of operation and design for specific performance characteristics. Feedback classification and the effect on circuit performance is also included along with an introduction to switched mode power conversion and analog filter analysis and design.

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NEE2202 - Electronic Systems

NEE2202 OR ENE2202

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Describe common datapath elements and their applications;  
  2. Apply a system level approach to digital design using the Algorithmic State Machine (ASM) or the Register Transfer Language (RTL) design paradigm;  
  3. Synthesize ASM/RTL controllers and datapath elements using traditional methods and using VHDL with implementation on FPGA;  
  4. Analyse a range of analogue circuit types and assess the circuit performance;  
  5. Apply negative feedback on electronic circuits to achieve specific performance and stability requirements;  
  6. Design analogue circuits to meet performance criteria and select suitable components for circuit realisation.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work Laboratory Based Problem Solving Sessions - Six (6), two hours each 10%
Assignment Written Assignment (1500 words) 10%
Test Semester Tests - Two (2), one hour each 20%
Examination End of Semester Examination (3 hours) 60%

Required reading

Microelectronic Circuits 6th edition
Sedra, A. and Smith, K., 2009
Oxford University Press

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