This laboratory is prepared for the implementation of basic tasks in the frequency domain up to the units of MHz, such as measuring the properties of amplifiers, passive and active filters, simple and more complex nonlinear circuits. A complete set of necessary devices (e.g. power supplies, signal generators, millivoltmeters, multimeters, and Keysight InfiniiVision oscilloscopes) is available in the laboratory to enable automatic measurement of frequency characteristics and spectral analysis of the signal. A number of specialized devices are made for teaching, but some simple analog circuits are designed and implemented by the student in the laboratory himself (on a breadboard or printed circuit board).
Bachelor's students will learn the principles of basic digital circuits and their use in advanced circuits. Students of the course Digital Electronics 1 will design, for example, their own driver for a seven-segment display, a binary counter, or a control circuit of a traffic light at an intersection in the VHDL language. In the follow-up course Digital Electronics 2, students learn the structure of microcontrollers. They develop, for example, their own libraries for serial communication, a small weather station or an ultrasonic distance meter in C programming.
Laboratory of students' creative activity, workshop and production of printed circuit boards
Laboratory of creative activities of students is used to develop prototypes of equipment. The equipment of the laboratory includes multimeters, oscilloscopes, voltage sources, and soldering stations. Students can have a printed circuit board made for the projects in our subjects and especially for bachelor's and master's theses. In the mechanical workshop, they can then drill, cut, bend, grind, polish their creations, etc. The laboratory is designed for the development and assembly of the equipment that students design as a result of their bachelor's and master's theses.
The laboratory clearly demonstrates the operation of particular blocks of communication systems. The aim of the laboratory is to show, for example, the properties of modulated signals, which are necessary for the transmission of audio, video, and data signals in free space. The properties of channel codes that secure the transmitted data against interference or the properties of special line codes that are necessary for data transmission over metallic lines or optical fiber are also analyzed in the laboratory.
Students are practically acquainted with satellite communication systems and the issues of their operation in the laboratory of satellite communications. By measuring, for example, they verify the accuracy of satellite navigation systems, explore the possibilities and physical limitations of satellite Internet, or get acquainted with high-resolution scanning of the Earth's surface and a wide range of electromagnetic radiation from low and geostationary orbits.
The bachelor's course Mobile Communication is taught in the laboratory. The course will enable students to understand the context between the physical principles and limitations of radio communication and the technical solution and properties of modern wireless telecommunication systems of various generations. In addition to the theory, students who are practically oriented will also examine not only partial aspects of wireless networks in laboratory exercises but also testing the properties of mobile phones and verifying their compliance with relevant standards.