Date 2,5.04.2020
Price 3,523 + VAT

Course Overview

This course presents the essentials of Electronics engineering and Hardware Design for software engineers. The course is a complete tour of the fundamentals of electrical engineering. It will enable the software engineer that works with an electronics engineer’s better communicate and understand the electrical engineering when working on a common project. The course presents examples of all the learning material.



Who should attend?

Software engineers that want to gain broad knowledge and principles of electronic engineering

Course Outline:

Course Outline:

1. Introduction to electronics

  • Electronic product
  • Development of electronic product
  • Future Trends

2. Basic concepts and principle in electricity and electronics

  • Atoms, Protons, Electrons
    • Voltage, Current, Resistors, Conductance, Power, Batteries, Solar cells, Capacitors, Inductors, Diodes, Transistors
    • Prefixes & Units (Ampere, Watt, Waves, Hertz) & Basic schematic symbols
  • Magnetism
  • Ohm’s Law
  • AC, DC, Static electricity
  • Measuring devices

3. Digital Hardware

  • Logic signals
    • Logic gates (NOT, AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XOR, XNOR)
  • Truth table
  • Boolean algebra
  • Karnaugh map
    • Flip-flop, Counter, Register, Encoders and Decoders

4. Introduction to semiconductors

  • The semiconductor revolution
    • Semiconductor materials (Wafer Types such as: Silicon, GaAs, Si-Germanium)
    • Diodes, BI-Polar transistor (PNP, NPN), JFET, Amplifiers, Oscillators
  • The IC technology
  • PAL, CPLD, FPGA, ASIC, Structured ASICs
  • HDL – Hardware Description Languages (VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog, SystemC)
    • Product design at the Electronic System Level (ESL) in the System-on-a-Chip (SoC)
    • ASIC and FPGA Design Flow (Design, Functional/Behavioral Simulation, Design Synthesis, Design Implementation (Optimization, Mapping, Placement, Routing, Bitstream Generation), Static Timing Analysis, Back Annotation, Timing Simulation, In-Circuit Verification).
  • IP Core, NRE, Open Source
  • EDA Tools (Simulation, Synthesis, Verification, ChipScope, Place & Route)
    • ASIC and FPGA manufacturers (foundries)
    • FPGA to ASIC Conversion and vise versa

 5. Concept of computers hardware and software

  • Computer Architecture
    • CPU Structure (CISC, RISC), Motherboard, Microprocessor and Microcontrollers
  • Data transfer
    • Memory and Data Storage (Hard drive, ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM, RAM, DRAM, SRAM, SDRAM, FLASH, CDROM, DVD)
    • Computer bus – Address bus, Data bus, Control bus

6. Analog & Digital electronics

  • Analog signal
  • ADC, A/D – analog-to-digital converter
  • DAC, D/A – digital-to-analogconverter
    • ModemModulation (PSK, FSK, AFSK,MSK, GMSK, ASK, OOK, QAM,CPM, MSK and GMSK
  • DSP – digital signal processing

7. Devices packing


8. Reading a Schematic

  • Schematic symbols
  • Alternative Schematic Drawing Styles


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