Microelectronics for Telecommunications and Signal Processing
The primary goal of this course is to present the most important functions that can be encountered in most of the applications in Telecommunications and Signal Processing. These functions that include, namely: Sampling, Discrete-Time and Digital Filtering and A/D and D/A Conversion, are presented both in theory and practice. The theory includes the basic fundamentals associated with each function and the practice comprises the presentation of different architectures for implementation, using for example Switched-Capacitor and Digital Techniques. The evaluation is composed by 4 laboratory works of simulation and electronic testing that will include the design of filters, A/D and D/A converters. The Software used for simulation includes the SWITCAP II programme (for functional SC-simulation) and the HSPICE programme (for electronic simulation at the transistor level). The Hardware used for electronic design and testing includes the MF10 (Integrated Switched-Capacitor Filter) and the Digital Signal Processor - Texas TMS 320C25.