I. The principles of A/D and D/A conversion and its basic specifications, major architectures, and circuit components (building blocks); various issues with A/D and D/A converters and their relationships with performance; and delta-sigma modulation technology and the process of delta-sigma A/D and D/A converters.
II. Students will understand the basic operating principles of PLL and further their building blocks (voltage-controlled oscillator, phase comparator, charge pump, frequency divider, and loop filter) and by deriving and analyzing transfer functions.
III. Students will understand the basic functions and types of power converter circuits and will learn about regulators and bandgap reference circuits. They will also understand AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC converters.
Most of the signal processing in modern electronic instruments are done with digital circuits, however, the signals to work with in the real world are analog. For this reason, analog-to-digital (A/D) converters and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters have become important circuits. Phase locked loops (PLLs), which generate signals of a specific frequency, and power converter circuits, which supply power to the entire electronic instrument, are necessary in electronic instruments, and since it is technically difficult to replace everything with digital circuits, analog circuit technology is being used.
By the end of this course, students will be able to explain the principles and basic performance of applied analog electronic circuit technology: A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, and power supply circuits. The goal is for students to reach a level where they can understand the spec sheets of such circuits and create a basic design based on the intended performance.
analog-to-digital converter, digital-to-analog converter, phase locked loop, power circuit, interface circuit
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This course consists of lectures followed by a second half of exercise problems related to the material covered that day.
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Class 1 | A/D and D/A conversion, and basic operation | basic operation, sampling, aliasing, quantization |
Class 2 | D/A converters | Operation and characteristics of major Nyquist D/A converters |
Class 3 | A/D converters | Operation and characteristics of major Nyquist A/D converters |
Class 4 | Building blocks for A/D and D/A converters | Operation and characteristics of building blocks for composing A/D and D/A converters, integral non linearity (INL), differential non linearity (DNL), monotonicity |
Class 5 | Challenges for A/D and D/A conversion | Dynamic characteristics (SNR，SFDR，THD，SNDR), effective number of bits (ENOB), figure of merit (FoM) |
Class 6 | Delta-sigma modulation technology | Basis and operation of over sampling technology and delta-sigma modulation |
Class 7 | Delta-sigma A/D and D/A converters | Operation and issues of delta-sigma data converters |
Class 8 | Verification and explanation | Verification and explanation of A/D and D/A converters |
Class 9 | Overview of PLL | Understanding of PLL operation |
Class 10 | Voltage controlled oscillator, phase frequency detector, charge pump, frequency divider, loop filter | Understanding of voltage controlled oscillator, phase frequency detector, charge pump, frequency divider, loop filter |
Class 11 | Transfer function of PLL | Derivation and understanding of transfer function of PLL |
Class 12 | exercise problems for PLL | Exercise problems of PLL and review |
Class 13 | Overview of power circuit, and voltage regulator | Understanding of power circuits |
Class 14 | AC-DC converter | Understanding of AC-DC converter |
Class 15 | DC-DC converter | Understanding of DC-DC converter |
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Students will be assessed on their understanding of A/D converter, D/A converter, PLL and power circuit, and their ability to apply them to solve problems.
Students' course scores are based on midterm and final exams (40%/40%) and exercise problems (20%).
Students are required to have completed Electric Circuits I, Electric Circuits II and Analog Electronic Circuits or have equivalent knowledge.