Electronic Systems Design

  • Class 45
  • Practice 24
  • Independent work 81
Total 150

Course title

Electronic Systems Design

Lecture type


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Lecturers and associates

Course objectives

Electrical design; Electro-mechanical design; Mechanical design; Thermal design; Rapid prototyping.
Printed circuit boards fabrication technologies; Surface mount technologies.
Types of technical documentation; Record, accountability, liability; Preparation, presentation, preservation; Methods, visual techniques.
Electronic equipment life cycle and documentation.
Layout; Design; Manufacturing, testing and maintenance; Surface mount technologies.
Rectifiers; Regulators.
Switch mode power supply.
Midterm exam.
Batteries; Commercially available power supplies.
Mechanisms of heat transfer; Heatsink design; Fans and forced air cooling.
Grounding, Shielding.
Noise reduction; Electrostatic discharge.
Overvoltage and overcurrent protection.
Reliability modeling; Maintenence and life cycle costs; Redundancy, Fault tolerance; Availability.
Final exam.

Required reading

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 W. Ott (1988.), Noise reduction techniques in electronic systems, Wiley-Interscience

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Describe process of electronic device development and its life cycle
  • Describe production processes of electronic devices
  • Design electronic device on a printed circuit board level by using computer programs
  • Choose power supply for electronic device
  • Recognize causes of electromagnetic compatibility problems in electronic devices and understand solutions to mitigate them
  • Calculate parameters and choose components for thermal management in electronic device
  • Analyze compliance of electronic device design with legal requirements for placing electronic device on the market
  • Generate production documentation of electronic device
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