450-2076/02 – Electronic Instruments Technology (TEP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Vladimír Kašík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Vladimír Kašík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KAH0017 Ing. Radana Kahánková, Ph.D.
KAS73 Ing. Vladimír Kašík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 0+21

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To acquaint students with the internal structure of electronic devices, especially with the functions and properties of the analog circuits. Students will be able to recognize common types of electronic components, explain their function and properties. Students will learn to design selected circuits with OZ for evaluation and modification of the analog signal. The students in the course will learn the basics of logical systems, their design, testing and practical application, focusing particularly on programmable logic circuits. Students will acquire basic knowledge of methods for description, analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits. Emphasis is placed on the ability to create a logical circuit independently based on the verbal assignment of its function. Students will also learn about the principles and the use of A / D and D / A converters and memories that they will be able to include in the logic system. Course objectives Students will be able to interpret and apply basic principles of digital technology used in architectures of programmable logic circuits and at the same time in microprocessor technology.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The course provides students with the most important functional blocks of electronic devices. These are electrical power supply components and, in particular, analogue circuits for generating, modifying and evaluating the signal. Further, the course introduces students to the basics of digital technology by designing combinational and sequential logic functions. Differences in logic design with conventional integrated circuits and programmable CPLD / FPGAs are explained. In the individual exercises the students verify the function of simple and complex logic circuits in the simulator and also in the FPGA emulator. The topics discussed are the connections between logic circuits and real-world environments, semiconductor memories and digital communications. The course prepares students to work with digital technology and prepares them for other subjects with programmable circuits, embedded systems and microprocessor technology.

Compulsory literature:

NORTHROP, Robert B. Analysis and Application of Analog Electronic Circuits to Biomedical Instrumentation. CRC Press, 2003, 576 pg. ISBN 9780203492734.

Recommended literature:

CHANDRAKASAN, Anantha P. Ultralow-Power Electronics for Biomedical Applications. Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 10:247-274, 2008, DOI: 10.1146/annurev.bioeng.10.061807.160547. RAJA RAO, C: Principles of Mecical Electronics and Biomedical Instrumentation. Universities Press (India) Limited, 2000. ISBN 81-7371-257-3. JOG, Nandini K: Electronics in medicine and biomedical instrumentation. Delhi-110092 : PHI Learning Private Limited, 2013. ISBN 9788120347243.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous study control: 6 short-term tests. Credit conditions: The student is classified on the basis of 10 tests in 1-5 points. Credit from the 14th week. The condition of passing the credit is to achieve min. 10 test points, max. 30 points. Exam - Written part - final test - 30 - 60 points. Oral 5 - 10 points. Overall rating from 51 to 100 points according to the study regulations.


Other requirements

The credit condition is also an 80% participation in the course.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
430-2201 EL Electronics Compulsory


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Application of the requirements of international and European standards for the construction of electronic devices in biomedicine. IEC 60601-1 standard. AP and APG category devices. 2. Construction of network transformers for bioelectronics. Requirements for el. strength, capacity requirements between windings. 3. Low-power stabilizers for bioelectronics. Instrument Amplifier. Efficiency of the voltage multiplier. 4. R / I transducer for measuring windpipe. Long-line biosignal transfer. 5. Use of logic circuits in bioelectronics. Minimum Power Requirements and EMC Requirements. 6. Amplifiers for electrocardiography and electroencephalography. The issue of input impedance. Use of ultra-low power amplifiers. 7. Protection of bioelectronics against the effect of defibrillation discharges. Lightning arrester, varistor, double diode. 8. Protection of bioelectronics against electrocoagulation. Serial inductances and double diode. 9. Suppression of all-phase interference in a biosensor. Supersymmetry from the common impedance. 10. Suppression of differential interference 50 / 60Hz in a biosensor. Band stop - Notch filter. Sampling at the current frequency of the power grid. 11. Electrochemical cells for bioelectronics. Short circuit protection, warm-up control. Parasitic electrochemical cell from sensing bioelectrodes. 12. Measurement of bioadmitance. Long-term safe voltage. Logarithmic nanosiemens - skin conductivity. 13. Galvanic separation of the biosignal. Modulations used. Separating transformer, optron. Galvanically isolated amplifiers. Sources and radiation detectors. 14. Electronic gain control of bioscience. D / A converter as an electronic potentiometer. Optocoupler with photoresistor. Labs: 1. Safety training in the laboratory. Recapitulation of analog electronics topics from the previous year: Design and calculation of voltage stabilization circuit. 2. Insulation transformer measurement. Measurement of capacitance between windings, measurement of leakage current. 3. Mid-term test. Design of stabilizer for bioelectronics, verification of function on non-soldering field. 4. Mid-term test. R / U and U / I converter connection with the operational amplifier. Verification on a non-firing field. 5. Measuring the conversion characteristic of a logic member. Verifying the effect of load impedance on the shape of the logic signal. 6. Mid-term test. Verify the log function. circuits on the FPGA emulator. 7. Validation of varistor function on impulse signal simulating reduced defibrillation pulse. 8. Verification of the function of the protective circuit with inductance and double-diode on the impulse signal simulating the reduced coagulation signal. 9. Mid-term test. Wiring to suppress matching signal. Verification on a non-firing field. 10. Mid-term test. Design and connection of the bandwidth frequency filter. Verification on a non-firing field. 11. Measurement of the load characteristic of an electrochemical cell. Calculation of source internal resistance. 12. Mid-term test. Measurement of the transmission characteristic of the opto-couple. An example of a photodiode. 13. Galvanic isolation of the biosignal by optical path with FM modulation. 14. Continuous inspection test. Demonstration of the digital potentiometer. Consultation. Granting credit.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  10
        Examination Examination 70 (70) 35
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 60  30
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 10  5
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: The credit condition is also an 80% participation in the course.

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