Theory of analog/digital and digital/analog signal conversion (MTVP)

  • Optional course
  • 6 credits


The subject is offered to second-year Master students and covers practically oriented chapters on mututal conversion of analog and digital signals by means of circuit elements such as A/D and D/A converters.


The syllabus is divided into three parts. The first part, theoretical, is presented at lectures. The second part is individual preparation for laboratory exercises, containing simulations in the programming environment OrCAD PSPICE, and the third part includes laboratory exercises. The subject covers the following topics:

  • filtering, sampling, aliasing
  • D/A converter with a PWM
  • D/A converter with the resistor network R- 2R
  • Sigma/Delta A/D converter
  • characteristics of A/D and D/A converters



Obligatory laboratory exercises are focused on verification of the theoretical knowledge obtained in lectures and self-study. Each student works independently at their measuring workplace equipped with a PC, oscilloscope, generator and evaluation board with A/D and D/A converters. For each laboratory exercise, the student writes a report where the assumed, simulated and real results are discussed.