Advanced Electronic Systems (524H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module exposes you to the fascinating world of analogue and mixed-signal signal processing.

You’ll build analogue systems using analogue ICs and study their macro models, characteristics and limitations.

You'll also learn about:

  • internal operation of analogue integrated circuits including noise
  • operation of switched-capacitor circuits including comparator, filters and convertors
  • practical experiments using industry standard hardware for data acquisition
  • Sample and Hold circuits
  • DAC and ADC oversampling convertors
  • phase-locked loop circuits
  • practical skills within the analogue and mixed-signal electronics laboratory work.


64%: Lecture
36%: Practical (Laboratory)


50%: Coursework (Report)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: