IELS2031 - Electronics Design


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

Electrical components. Analog interface to digital circuits. Noise analysis and modeling. EMC. Grounding strategies and signal integrity. Heat conduction and dissipation. Power supplies and voltage converters. Construction and manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCB). Schematics, simulation, layout, soldering, testing and troubleshooting. Enclosures and mechanical construction. System characteristics. Lumped modelling and SPICE-simulation. Low-power sensor interface. Transmission line. Signal conditioning. Signal processing. Project planning, project work, data presentation and reporting.

Learning outcome


The candidate shall have:

- Insight into the development process and production of electronic equipment.

- Knowledge about circuit design, layout, PCB, assembly, soldering and testing.

- Overview of components used for electronics construction.

- Know of noise and EMC, and principles to reduce the effect of this in electronic systems.

- Basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical construction for electronic circuits.


The candidate will be able to:

- Analyze, model and simulate electronic circuits with SPICE.

- Use CAD tools for drawing and layout for circuit design.

- Make PCB and assemble components on it.

- Test and verify a produced electronic circuit design.

- Model signal and noise and calculate expected target accuracy in a measurement system -

- Program data acquisition and data presentation

- Document experiments and measurement data.

General competence

- The candidate shall be able to develop, make and test electronic equipment - from idea to final product.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Exercises. Laboratory work. A project.

Further on evaluation

The assessment includes a written final exam (counts 70%) and a project assignment (counts 30%). All parts must be passed. Grade: Letter grade.

If the exam is postponed until August, the exam can be changed to an oral exam. If a project assignment is not passed, it must be taken again at the next regular completion of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electronic Systems Engineer - Engineering (BIELSYS)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a programme of study is required:

BIELSYS Electronic Systems Engineer

Course materials

Given at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IELET2109 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


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