Electronic Design Automation for Biomedical

EDA 3100 introduces biomedical technology students to the processes and workflows in the development of electronic systems consisting of analog and digital hardware, microcontrollers and firmware. Working in teams of two or three, students will design a system base module that delivers DC power to a biomedical instrument, monitors itself and the instrument, and displays operating conditions and fault alerts. The completed system is intended to be reused in year 3 capstone projects. Using modern electronic design automation (EDA) tools students will go through the phases of schematic capture, system simulation, firmware development and printed circuit board (PCB) layout. Once the PCB is fabricated, students will assemble and troubleshoot the board, and develop the required firmware. Students will cut and drill openings in a metal case, prepare wiring harnesses, and assemble a COTS SMPS power supply and the PCB subsystem into a complete system. The final assembly also includes a 3D printed component and (optionally) front panel graphics. As part of the system development, important topics in linear and switchmode AC-DC power supplies will the discussed, with an emphasis on electrical safety in healthcare.