Electronics and Computer Engineering

Design and Test of Electronic Devices

Integrated course, 7.00 ECTS


Course content

  • Schematic diagram entry
  • Geometry definition
  • Component library
  • Parts list
  • Layout, design rules
  • Creation of Gerber files
  • Practical introduction to a CAD system through input and layout of a simple circuit
  • placement and operation of PCBs - Computer-based data acquisition and processing
  • Development of measurement applications

Theoretical relationships are illustrated in practical laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes


  • are familiar with the principles of CAD systems and their use in the electronic development process,
  • are able to enter electronic circuits into a CAD system and design PCBs, including provision of production data,
  • are able to assemble and put printed circuit boards into operation
  • are able to design applications for data acquisition and processing using different design patterns,
  • are able to remotely control and read out measurement and laboratory instruments via conventional interfaces (GPIB, Ethernet, USB …) and protocols (SCPI, …),
  • are able to automatically record and present characteristic curves of components and store the measured values for subsequent processing, and
  • are able to test and analyze simple systems in an automated manner.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools


  • Brooks: Signal Integrity Issues and Printed Circuit Board Design
  • Zickert: Leiterplatten


Mode of delivery

Integrated course, exercises 66%

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  • Fundamentals of Science 2
  • Applied Electrical Engineering 2
  • Semiconductor Technology

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment