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Mr Robert Jones


Room Number: Engineering, Body-Centric Lab


Electronic Devices and Applications (Undergraduate)

This module describes the physical basis behind common semiconductor devices including the pn junction diode, bipolar junction transistor, MOSFET and related devices (NMOS, PMOS, CMOS) and Operational Amplifiers. Basic circuits using these devices are discussed including rectifiers, amplifiers, inverters, integrators, differentiators, and summing circuits.

Embedded Systems (Postgraduate)

This module provides a practice-oriented introduction to embedded real-time systems. The main topics are (1) Modelling and simulation in UML and state-of-the-art tools; (2) Basic concepts of micro-controllers; (3) Real-time systems with interrupts and schedulers; (4) Real-time operating systems: processes and communication; (5) Energy aware design and construction; (6) Debugging and testing as part of software development processes.

Microprocessor Systems Design (Undergraduate)

This module examines the structure, applications and programming of microcontroller and similar devices. There will be practical work on using the devices as part of the module. Aims: * To impart an understanding of the architectures of microcontrollers microprocessors, and PIC devices. * To impart an understanding of the design issues in using microcontrollers and similar devices. * To enable students to make an informed choice of microcontrollers or similar device for a particular application. * To enable students to use microcontroller devices in electronic circuits.

Microwave and Millimetrewave Communications Systems (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)

The module covers: Introduction to microwave systems, bands and applications. Two conductor transmission media; coaxial, stripline and microstrip. Use of transmission line transformers in matching. The Smith chart; derivation, representation of admittance and impedance, normalisation. Stub matching. One-port devices; Schottky barrier diodes, PIN devices. Gunn and IMPATT devices; simple negative resistance oscillator design. Two-port devices; use of S-parameter analysis, passive two-port devices, the network analyser. The MESFET. Simple microwave amplifier design.


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