The main aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the design of a vast area of analog/digital interface circuits and systems: digital audio, terrestrial, cable and satellite TV tuners, Ethernet, wireless phones, WiFi, disk drives, etc...
The basic building blocks of these systems are filters (including equalizers), Analog to Digital Converters and Digital to Analog Converters.
The major emphasis is on system-level design, making the course well-suited to all students having a good knowledge of the basic electrical circuits (no specific IC design "experience" is required). Lab projects provide additional knowledge of the CAD tools commonly used for the analysis and design of these systems
- Teacher: DANILO MANSTRETTA