Industrial and Nuclear Electronics A
Linear Circuit Theory (16 lec+lab+Spice): Ohm and Kirchhoff laws, differential equations and transient analysis, Laplace transform and frequency analysis, transfer functions, Bode plots, feedback and stability
Industrial Electronics (18 lec): Amplifiers. Operational Amplifiers: basic feedback configurations. Operational Amplifier static and dynamic parameters: finite gain, input and output impedances, common mode rejection ratio, Gain-Bandwidth product, closed loop stability. Time invariant, linear and nonlinear applications of the Operational Amplifiers: Instrumentation Amplifiers, integrators and differentiators, current-voltage and voltage-current converters, impendence simulators, active filters.
Nuclear Electronics (13 lec+lab): Element of semiconductor physics, band diagram, mass action law, Schottky junction and PN junction, forward-biased and reverse-biased junctions, I-V and C-V junction characteristics. Signal induction in radiation detectors, Operational Amplifier based spectroscopy chain.
Industrial and Nuclear Electronics B
Semiconductor Electronic Devices and Circuits (19 lec): PN diode, Bipolar Junction Transistor and Field Effect Transistor. Transistors Biasing and Small Signal Analysis. Transistor-based configurations. High frequency model and analysis. Cascode configuration.
Electronic Noise (8 lec+lab): Main electronic noise mechanism: thermal noise, shot noise, Flicker noise. Noise modelling of passive and active devices. Noise in linear networks. Equivalent noise sources. Noise modelling of amplifiers.
Industrial Electronics (8 lec): Inverting amplifiers and differential amplifiers. Internal structure of the Operational Amplifier. OpAmp parameters: input bias currents, input offset voltage, input and output impedances, common mode rejection ratio, GBWP, slew rate, full power bandwidth. Large bandwidth amplifiers, current feedback OpAmps. Analogue to Digital and Digital to Analogue conversion, Linear and switching power supply
Nuclear Electronics (8 lec+lab): low noise charge preamplifier, signal to noise ratio and Equivalent Noise Charge, optimum filter theory, spectroscopy shaping amplifiers, peak stretcher, base line restorer.
A laboratory activity of breadboarding and testing is foreseen.