EE4C08 Measurement and instrumentation

The couse provides a broad introduction to measurement and instrumentation systems. The basic elements of such systems will be presented: transducers, amplifiers, filters and analog-to-digital converters. The different sources of error (noise, interference, offset, non-linearity, aliasing) that limit the performance of such systems will be discussed. Methods of analytically determining the corresponding detection limits will be presented, and in particular how errors can be referred to the input of a system and represented by equivalent voltage/current sources. Several techniques for mitigating measurement errors will be discussed in detail e.g. the use of feedback, filtering, synchronous modulation, chopping, auto-zeroing, dynamic element matching etc.

The course will conclude with a measurement laboratory. Students may choose ONE of the following topics: Optical measurements, RF measurements or LF measurements.

Study Goals

Students should be able to:
  • understand the specifications of instruments and measure systems
  • determine the main error sources and the associated detection limits of measurement systems
  • use measurement techniques to reduce measurement errors
  • perform basic RF/LF/Optical measurements

Teachers Michiel Pertijs

Sensor interface circuits, smart sensors, ultrasonic imaging, acoustic sensors, energy efficiency, ultra-low power design, (self-)calibration techniques, capacitive sensors, precision analog circuits.

prof.dr. Kofi Makinwa

Design of precision analog circuits, sigma-delta ADCs, low-offset amplifiers, voltage and frequency references, sensor interface circuits and smart sensors.

dr. Qinwen Fan

class D amplifiers, power management ICs and wireless sensor network

Last modified: 2019-02-01


Credits: 5 EC
Period: 4/0/0/0
Contact: Michiel Pertijs