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Mixed Signal Electronics

Module EI74341

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

EI74341 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This module description is valid from WS 2016/7 to SS 2018.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


This course covers topic related to analog and digital mixed signal circuit design for weak signal recording and generation. Topics include an introduction to mixed signals, relevant electronic components and devices, amplifiers (low noise and high speed), examples of multiple sensors and their signals, filters (analog), and signal conversion (AD/DA). Examples will highlight complete system and implementations.

Learning Outcome

After completion of the module students are able to understand available tools to design mixed (analog/digital) circuits and systems (in the example as small signal recording systems and telecommunications) and apply them in the design of novel electronic systems. They can evaluate and create appropriate components like amplifiers, converters or high-level circits like PLLs, tools and methods for such scenarios.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

Electronic systems that can process both analog and digital signals are introduced during the lectures. They are applied to identify relevant electronic blocks and to understand principle functionality during the exercise where students calculate parameters of the different mixed signal circuits over the semester.


power-point presentation, whiteboard, script


Analog and Mixed-Signal Electronics (2015), Karl Stephan, Wiley, ISBN 978-1118782668

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

During a written exam, 90min, students will be asked to list and explain multiple circuits of mixed-signal electronic systems, such as amplifiers, filters and AD/DA converters (in hardware and software). They need to identify advantages and disadvantages of those systems. They will be asked to design a recording and stimulation setting for a particular scenario.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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