Course detail

Design of Electronic Instruments

FEKT-NNENAcad. year: 2015/2016

Semiconductor devices for electronic instruments including control microprocessors and/or microcontrollers. Electrical design. Methodology of analogue and digital blocks design of the instrument. Computer aided design and its ability to simulate designed circuits. Concept of electronic instrument or PC plug-in module design. Fundamental modules of electronic blocks and their design. Problems with spurious coupling and signal transfer, EMI, parasitic properties of PCBs. Design rules. User’s requirements, control comfort, interfacing to an external PC, remote control via an interface bus, access to intranet/Internet using TCP/IP protocol. Specialities inside electronic instruments. Possibilities of PCB design. Technical documentation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are able to design analogue and digital circuits and systems exploiting integrated circuits for electronic instruments and devices, namely including built-in intelligents exploiting microprocessor or interfaced PC computer. They solve even complex design of plug-in modules for PC computers with necessary SW handling.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Eren, H.: Electronic Portable Instruments: Design and Applications. CRC Press I Llc, Oct 2003, 424 pages, ISBN 0849319986
Vrba, R. a kol.: Navrhování přístrojů s integrovanými obvody. ES VUT, 1998.
Horowitz, P.: The Art of Electronics. Winfield Hill, ISBN 0521370957
Vrba, R.: Navrhování přístrojů s integrovanými obvody. Cvičení. ES VUT, 1990.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is to make students familiar with analogue, digital, AD and DA circuits for electronic instruments or plug-in units for PC computers, namely including application of microprocessor or building into the standard internal PC computer bus.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary
    branch MN-MEL , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

15 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

18 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer