Electronic components and sensors

Higher education teachers: Možek Matej
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64146

Subject description


  • Introductory courses in electrical engineering physics and measurement instrumentation.
  • A positive lab. course grade is a prerequisite to any type of written examination.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Standardization,
  • Reliability, Accelerated aging. Acceleration Factor,
  • Resistors: Review of structures, properties and applications of resistor families,
  • Nonlinear resistors: NTC and PTC thermistors, varistors
  • Capacitors: Review of structures, properties and applications of capacitor families: Plastic, Ceramic. Electrolytic (liquid, solid), Special.
  • Coils: Coils air core, ferrite cores with/without gap. Power and pulse transformer design. Piezoelectric elements: Piezoelectric effects. Piezoelectric actuators, Quartz crystals. SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) devices.
  • Sensors: Essential sensor parameters, Overview of sensing principles, Processing of sensor signals, Components of sensor systems, Sensor signal conditioning circuits.

Objectives and competences:

Use of passive electronic components and assemblies in electronic systems. Design of sensor systems.

Intended learning outcomes:

Understanding of types, properties and applications of passive components for use in electronic systems.
Insight in sensing principles and sensor applications, sensor signal conditioning circuits and design of sensor systems.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures, lab. course, coursework

Study materials

  1. Bjenescu, Titu-Marius I, Bâzu, Marius I. "Component reliability for electronic systems", 2010, Boston ; London : Artech House, ISBN 978-1-59693-436-8
  2. Maheshwari, Preeti "Electronic components and processes", 2006, New Delhi : New Age International, ISBN 978-81-224-1794-4
  3. Fraden, Jacob, "Handbook of modern sensors : physics, designs, and applications", 2010, Springer, ISBN 1-4419-6465-7
  4. Horowitz, Paul, Hill, Winfield "The art of electronics", 2008, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-37095-0
  5. Soloman, Sabrie "Sensors handbook",2010 , McGraw-Hil ISBN 978-0-07-160570-0

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Multimedia