Electronics MA, Physical Modelling of Embedded Systems, 6 credits

Syllabus:

Electronics MA, Physical Modelling of Embedded Systems, 6 credits

General data

  • Code: EL056A
  • Subject/Main field: Electronics
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 6
  • Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Electronics Design
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 2/28/2018
  • Date of change: 12/11/2018
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2019

Aim

The objective of this course is to provide a deeper understanding of the physical parameters effecting the embedded systems. The acquired knowledge should enable the students to design robust embedded systems by considering the physical effects surrounding them. It should also provide basic knowledge of the selected tools for performing FEM based modelling and coupled physical phenomena in spice based simulations.

Course objectives

Upon the completion of the course the students should be able to:

- Demonstrate a general understanding of thermal effects on embedded systems.
- Perform calculations of thermal effects on embedded systems.
- Set up and perform FEM based simulation related to embedded systems
- Set up and perform coupled physical effects in spice based softwares
- Design a package for the embedded system considering the physical effects.

Content

The course focuses on the physical effects involving the embedded system design, and covers:
- A general overview of the physical effects relevant for embedded systems
- Theoretical foundation of thermal modelling including heat sources and laminar flow.
- Theoretical foundation of electromagnetic interference.
- FEM and spice based modelling and simulations
- Design considerations and packing

Entry requirements

Electrical Engineering BA (AB), 60 credits, including digital electronics, micro controllers and analogue electronics.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The teaching will consist of lectures complemented by lab sessions.

The lab sessions will consist of tasks based on the practical physical effects and will introduce tools for analyzing them in context of embedded systems.

Examination form

I101: Assignments with written report and oral presentation, 2.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

L101: FEM labs, with written report, 2.0 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

L201: SPICE labs, with written report, 2.0 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

2.0 Credits, L101: FEM labs, with written report
Grades: Pass or Fail.

2.0 Credits, L201: SPICE labs, with written report
Grades: Pass or Fail.

2.0 Credits, I101: Assignments with written report and oral presentation
Grades: A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. A-E are passed and Fx and F are failed.

The final grade is based on the grades on the individual modules.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

This course cannot be included in the same degree as EL044A.

Course reading

Research articles

Book chapters

Complementary material, if needed.

The page was updated 9/2/2014