TRON07008 2013 System Design Integration and Test

General Details

Full Title
System Design Integration and Test
Transcript Title
System Design
Code
TRON07008
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
TRON - Electronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Liam Winters, Simeon Gillan
Programme Membership
SG_ETRON_J07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_ETRON_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering
Description

This module covers PCB design particularly with regard to manufacturing and testability. Also issues relating to the minimising of EMI at the board and system level and the need to meet EMC requirements will be addressed.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Understand the principles of PCB design for manufacturability and testability, and to minimise EMI and meet EMC requirements.

2.

Outline the analogue and digital segregation issues and grounding issues which arise when different electronic modules are connected together in a system.

3.

Identify the design issues for enclosures of electronic products to minimise EMI and meet EMC requirements.

4.

Carry out EMC radiated and conducted tests using a spectrum analyser and basic test methods.

5.

Design a PCB from a schematic using a PCB layout software package e.g. Ultiboard (PCB could be PTH or surface mount).

Indicative Syllabus

 

EMC  and Product Standards

EMC Directive. Generic and product standards. CE Mark. Management of EMC.

Printed Circuit Board Design for EMC

Behaviour of passive components at high frequency. PCB design for EMC.

Design for manufacturability and testability. PCB production and assembly

processes (for both PTH and SMT boards).

Electromagnetic Compatibility and testing

Radiated and Conducted Emissions. Radiated and Conducted Immunity.

Surge, voltage dip, ESD and Fast Transient Burst testing.

Manual and automated production testing (ATE), in-circuit testing (ICT) and functional testing.

Propose plans for prototype testing, fault diagnosis testing and production testing.

Design and Packaging

Product enclosures. Linear versus switched mode power supply issues. Grounding and

earthing issues. Cabling and connectors. Crosstalk.

Indicative Practicals/Projects

Laboratory experiments on cables and transmission lines.

EMC radiated testing methods using a spectrum analyser. Golden product testing.

Use a Pico scope and Picosoft software for testing and recording results.

Design a PTH board from a schematic using a PCB layout software package e.g. Ultiboard.

Demonstrate the production of a PTH (plated through hole) board using a milling machine.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 6 1,2,3
2 Assignment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 9 1,2,3
3 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % Week 15 1,2,3
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

The Circuit Designer's Companion    Tim Williams & Peter Wilson   Newnes 2011

EMC for Product Designers    Tim Williams   Newnes 2006

Testing for EMC Compliance    Mark Montrose & Edward Nakauchi   IEEE Press 2004

EMC at Component and PCB level   Martin O'Hara    Newnes 2003

  

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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