Basic and advanced electronics
Conveners: S. Marchioro
Professors of Excellence and Lecturers: J. de Cuveland (FIAS, Frankfurt), C. De La Taille (LAL), V. Lindenstruth (FIAS, Frankfurt), X. Llopart (CERN), H. Spieler (Un. of California, Berkley)
Tutors: S. Kirsch (Heidelberg Un.), D. Hutter (FIAS, Frankfurt)
The electronics lectures and relative practical courses will cover:
- Refresher on elementary circuits with laboratory course on Spice simulation
- Simple circuits: diode, transistors, etc.
- Analog building blocks: OP-Amps
- Digital Building Blocks: Gates
- Elementary Linear Systems Theory (for Stability)
- Elementary Feedback theory
- Analog Signal Processing with laboratory course on Matlab exercises on FE design
- Amplification - From a bunch of electrons to a plot on the screen
- Filtering - What is a shaper and why do we need it?
- The mysterious A to D converter: how to understand it
- If analog is good, why is digital better?
- Microelectronics with laboratory course on microelectronics design flow - From Ideas to Chips
- Introduction to microelectronics
- Microelectronics Technology
- Why chips fail in radiation
- Impact of Microelectronics on Instrumentation
- FPGA and programmable devices theory and practical exercises
- What is an FPGA ?
- Tools and languages to program FPGAs
- Why are FPGA so useful and popular?
- How do I program an FPGA?
- Compare FPGA to microprocessors and DSP
- FPGA in trigger applications
- Silicon Detector Electronic Read-Out chain with laboratory course on Exercises with real Si detector