Code: 17ABBESL Electronic Elements and Sensors in Medicine
Lecturer: doc. Ing. David Vrba Ph.D. Weekly load: 2+2 Assessment: Z,ZK
Department: 17110 Credits: 4 Semester: S
This subject provides information about basic electronic devices and sensors, describes their operation principle, basic circuit configuration and application in biomedicine. The stress is aid mainly on clarifying of basic principles and practical utilization. Students are introduces with basic passive electronic devices (resistors, capacitors, inductors), with their design and fabrication and with equivalent circuits and models. The next topic is engaged in basic effects in semiconductors and PN junction operation principle, diodes and their application (rectifiers, stabilizers), bipolar and unipolar transistors (amplifiers, switchers, temperature characteristics), multilayer semiconductor devices for high-power applications, technologies for integrated circuit fabrication and vacuum devices. Integral part of this course is basic information about sensors of non-electric quantities and their read-out circuits eg. strain related sensors (force, pressure, torque, vibration, displacement, acceleration etc.) magnetic field sensors, temperature sensors, chemical sensors, optical sensors and biosensors. The stress is aid on miniaturization, integration and application in biomedicine.
1.Passive electronic devices (resistor, inductor, capacitor), ideal models of the real devices with the parasitic effects, manufacturing technologies, selection series (E12, E24, E48, E96, E192), tolerances
2.Semiconductors properties, energy band diagram, current conduction, P-N junction, Shockley equation, Metal - Semiconductor junction
3.Semiconductor diodes, PIN diode, avalanche breakdown effect, Zener breakdown effect, temperature dependency of the diode, Schottky diode, tunnel diode
4.Bipolar junction transistor, transistor effect, characteristics, linear models, applications of bipolar transistors, temperature effect, bias point, cut off frequency, configurations common emitter, common collector, common base.
5.Transistors JFET, and MESFET - operation principles, operation modes, properties and models. MIS structure and MOS transistors - types, properties and equivalent linear models.
6.Multilayer switching devices (diac, triac, tyhristor), devices for high power applications, principle of cooling, practical applications
7.Basic structural members for integration circuits, operational amplifiers, protection circuit structures, technologies, DTL, TTL, STTL, CMOS, BiCMOS, BCD. Sequential and combinational logic.
8.Optoelectronic devices, photo detectors, LED and injection laser diodes, vacuum devices (electron tube, photomultiplier, display devices)
9.Sensors as electronic devices for evaluation of the no electrical signals - applications, basic types. Basic sensors properties, their equivalence with the properties of the electronic devices and interconnections with the electronic circuits.
10.Posture sensors, tactile sensors for medicine, force sensors, pressure sensors, vibration detectors, torque detectors, accelerometers, flow meters, liquid level sensors - principles and applications in the medicine
11.Humidity sensors, magnetic field sensors (magneto resistors, Hall probe, ferromagnetic sensors) - applications in the medicine, tactile temperature sensors - resistive (metal and semiconductor), thermocouples
12.Sensors for temperature and chemical contamination monitoring, radiation detectors, contact less thermometers and biosensors
13.Optical fibre sensors for measuring the basic physical quantities, spectrophotometry
14.Intelligent and smart sensors, signal evaluation, micro-actuators - principles, and applications in human body (cardiac stimulators, neuro-implants)

Recommended literature:
[1] Foit,J: Basic Electronics, textbook, CTU in Prague, 2005
[2] Foit,J.: Electronics Fundamentals, CTU in Prague, 2007
[3] Wilson,J.: Sensor Technology Handbook, Elsevier, 2005
[4] Gardner,J.W.: Microsensors - Principles and Applications. John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA 1994