Lahore University of Management Sciences

Teaching the Teachers (A Concepts Workshop)

June 04, 2012

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About the Workshop

Much of the art of analog circuits has developed around the wide-ranging needs of instrumentation and measurement, whether for industry, for sensor interfaces used in environment monitoring or medical applications, or for a broad range of uses in laboratories for R&D or higher education. This workshop will use case studies of recent and clas-sic circuits to demonstrate a curriculum for an Electronics III course. It is a theory-based design-oriented course on fundamental circuit concepts in instrumentation, measurement, and interfacing that have remained largely unchanged for more than 50 years, but when using integrated circuits enriched by digital signal processing they do what they are intended to more accurately, with smaller size and at lower cost.

Workshop Syllabus

  • Waveform probing, display & analysis using oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers, with focus on system principles and key circuits
  • Impedance & simultaneous measurement of RLC
  • Fundamentals of noise & dynamic range in electronic circuits
  • Sensor interface amplifiers with very low noise, offset & drift
  • Low voltage, low power circuits capable of operating from a single cell
  • Stable clock circuits, quartz crystal resonators
  • Modeling A/D & D/A converters & their asso-ciated interface circuits
  • Problems of high frequency / printed circuit board design & measurement: art & science

About the Instructor

Dr. Asad A. Abidi, FIEEE received B.Sc.(Hon.) from Imperial College, London in 1976, M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978 and 1981. He was at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ from 1981 to 1984 as a Member of Technical Staff in the Ad-vanced LSI Development Laboratory. Since 1985, he has been at the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of California, Los Angeles where he is Professor. His research interests are in the de-sign of CMOS RF integrated circuits, high-speed analog circuits and data converters. He is the recipi-ent of the 2008 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits and is a member of the US Na-tional Academy of Engineering.


Note: Faculty Members from all National level Institutes and Industry Experts can participate in this workshop.