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Digital Systems Design

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITS2105
Curriculum: IT 2021
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2023-2024)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Chavez, Santiago
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3005IT2021-3, IT2021-3B2023-08-28 – 2023-11-25Jani AhvonenEnglish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student understands the mechanism of electronics components (analog and digital) and she knows how they can be connected to a microcontrollers. She knows the design process of electronic systems. The student can develop and build a small microcontroller-based system.

Student's Workload

108 h, which contains 56 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Computer-Aided Design of Electronics; Microprocessors, Controllers and Interfacing.


Advanced understanding of electronics design and mechanism of electronics componens. Digital systems simulation, operations of electrical components embedded to a microcontroller, Printed Circuit Board design methods and manufacturing. EMC-interferences and testing, robust desing. Design and implementation of a small microcontroller-based system.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Williams: EMC for Product Designers. Ball: Analog interfacing to embedded Microcontrollers. Material given by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lecturers 30 % and hands-on exercises 70 %.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student understands the effects of EMC disturbances in the PCB design.
Grade 3: The student can design and manufacture a PCB board and select suitable components for it.
Grade 1: The student understands the aspects of PCB development.

Assessment Methods

Exercises 70 % and an examination 30 %.