Digital Technology and Electronics

10 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1TE717

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Technology G1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 20 October 2022
Responsible department
Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

Single Variable Calculus, Linear Algebra and Geometry I. Participation in one of the courses Imperative and Object-Oriented Programming Methodology.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • use oscilloscope and multimeter for measuring electrical currents and voltages,
  • use circuit theory for analysing resistive nets and for designing such nets for basic signal conditioning,
  • use phasor diagrams and complex impedanses for analysing circuits with capacitors och coils,
  • analyse and design circuits with operational amplifiers for basic functions, such as, amplification, signal addition, and simple filtering,
  • design and realise combinatorial nets and synchronous sequential nets that implement given logical functions and finite state machines,
  • design and realise simple circuits with diodes och transistors,
  • use simulation tools for analysis and design of electronic circuits, acquire information from sensors to a single board computer, including both analogue and digital components,
  • communicate with external units using serial protocols, such as, I2C or SPI and describe how these protocols are constructed,
  • control peripheral units, such as, digital-to-analogue converters, LCD-displays, etc. from a single board computer,
  • implement a simple control- or monitoring system,
  • present a completed project orally and in writing.


Circuit theory, basic electrical measurements. Fundamental analogue components, such as, resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers, and basic sensors. Fundamental digital circuits, Boolean algebra, minimisation methods. Introduction to simulation tools. Analysis och synthesis of combinatorial nets and synchronous finite state machines. Analog-to-digital- and digital-to-analogue converters. Introduction to single board computers. Serial protocols. Project work concerning design and realisation of an embedded system for control or monitoring of a physical system, or communication between several embedded systems.


Lectures, problem solving sessions, laboratory work and project supervision.


Written examination at the end of the course (4 credits), oral and written examination of laboratory exercises (2 credits), oral and written presentation of project work (4 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.