Electronic Systems

Lecturer(s): Ian O CONNOR, Alberto BOSIO
Course ⋅ 14 hTC ⋅ 14 hPW ⋅ 6 hAutonomy ⋅ 2 h


The evolution of electronic systems is linked to Moore's Law according to which the complexity of integrated circuits doubles every eighteen months. In order to be able to grasp the complexity of current systems and understand their evolution, it is necessary to know the basics of electronic technology. The objective of the "Electronic systems" course is therefore to provide the engineering student with the scientific and technological bases necessary for the understanding of the functioning of electronic systems and their evolution as well as for the design of complex systems composed of circuits for processing information represented as analog as well as digital signals.

Palabras clave

PN junction, CMOS transistor, analog circuits, digital circuits, processors.


  • Introduction to electronics
  • MOS transistor
  • High frequency modelling, presentation of the CMOS amplifier
  • Detailed study of the MOS inverter
  • Digital circuits, combinatorial logic. Boolean algebra and Karnaugh tables. Digital circuits, sequential logic
  • Microprocessor architecture

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to understand the scope of the field of electronics: from device to processor.
  • To be able to describe the evolution of microelectronic systems.
  • Know how to identify circuit design methods and techniques.


Final mark = 90% Knowledge + 10% Know-how Knowledge mark = 100% final exam Know-how mark = 50% TP1 report + 50%TP2 report