Basic properties of negative feedback. The basic topologies. Determination of the gain with feedback. The stability problem. Effect of feedback on the amplifier poles. Stability study using Bode plots. Frequency compensation.
2. Filters and tuned amplifiers.
Introduction. The filter transfer function. Butterworth and Chebyshev filters. First-order and second-order transfer functions. LCR resonator and LCR filters. Active filters. Tuned amplifiers.
3. Introduction to fast data acquisition systems.
Introduction. Application areas. Test and measurement instruments.
4. Fast data acquisition system architectures.
Distributed systems and networked and modular systems. High performance busses. Standards.
5. Data acquisition modules.
Structure. Functional blocks. Transmission lines. Signal conditioning. Analog to digital conversion. Timing and synchronization.
6. Data processing modules.
Local processing (FPGA). Dedicated processing units.
Bibliography of reference
Microelectronic Circuits, Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, Oxford University Press, 5th ed.
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