Module Leader

Prof. Peter Cheung

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
  • Analyse and inteprete signals in both time and frequency domains
  • Analyse and interprete signals in both analogue and digital forms
  • Use Matlab or similar tools to perform analysis
  • Extract useful information from signals through analysis, filtering and other form of signal conditioning;
  • Employ principles of feedback to improve various performance parameters in an electronic system
  • Analysis simple feedback systems to establish stability in the system
  • Design and tune a proportional-integral-differential (PID) controller implement both signal processing and control algorithms in an standalone, embedded electronic system


Description of Content

This module is a continuation of the DE1.3 Electronics module from the first year. It builds upon the knowledge, experience and competence from the first year module to include two main fundamental electronic engineering topics: signal processing and control engineering.

Similar to the first year, the goal of the module is to assist students to gain the fundamental theoretical underpinning in these two topics, integrating these with the electronics they learned in the first year, and gain confidence in their technical ability in electronics, signals and control.

Again, as in Year 1, this module is supported by a number of specially designed laboratory experiments, which are tightly coupled to the lecture materials. It is then followed by a team project to integrate not only the various topics taught in Year 2, but those also taught and learned in Year 1.