The module aims to provide students with the ability to analyse and design analogue electronics.
It will encompass typical functions of analogue circuits: voltage and current references, operational amplifiers (internal topology and their utilisation in different closed-loop circuits), filters, signal conditioning, comparators, oscillators and signal generators.
Students will be encouraged to explore and compare the performance of different circuits with a same functionality.
At the end of the module students will be able to:
Understand the main elements of a simple communication system.
Explain the several multiplexing techniques utilized in communication systems.
Understand and analyse the satellite, optical, mobile and fixed communications systems.
Appreciate the effects of noise on communication systems.
Identify the need for modulation, source coding and error coding.
Understand different kinds of communication topologies and protocols.
Apply the theoretical knowledge in order to evaluate the performance of communication systems.