University of Technology Sydney

48570 Embedded Systems Studio B

Requisite(s): 48451 Embedded Systems Studio A
Recommended studies: basic electronics and circuits using operational amplifiers are essential

Fields of practice: Electrical Engineering major



Students learn to analyse, design, build and test data acquisition and distribution systems (DADS), measurement systems and intelligent instrumentation systems; characterise, specify and select to satisfy the requirements of a DADS (sensors/transducers and associated circuits, transducer analogue interfacing and signal conditioning circuits, and data conversion devices and systems); interface DADS to computers, plant and installations; and write, test and embed control and programming software for DADS interfacing.

Material includes:

  • applications, requirement specifications and typical architectures of DADS
  • general performance characteristics of DADS components and subsystems
  • physical principles of transducers
  • transducer analogue interface
  • precision amplifiers and low-level signal conditioning
  • noise guarding and shielding in instrumentation systems
  • filter design
  • mechanical and temperature transducers and applications
  • introduction to LabVIEW and process control
  • data conversion devices and systems
  • DADS design
  • time and error budget of DADS
  • computer structures for DADS (NI LabVIEW)
  • DADS interfacing to computers
  • control software and microcontroller-based (Tiva/PIC) control system design.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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