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Automatic & Electronic


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts) :
- The basic principles of the main modelling tools (Finite State Machines, State-charts,
Petri Nets
- Several techniques for the control of discrete event systems (FPGA, PLC,
- The architecture and the operation of a processor
- The different models for linear time-invariant continuous systems. In particular the
methods of analysis of stability and main structural properties like controllability and
The student will be able to:
- design and to build the control of a discrete event system
- explain the operation of a processor from the "fetch" of an instruction to the
management of the cache memory
- derive a model for a linear time-invariant system: differential equation, transfer
function or state-space description and study the stability or structural properties like
controllability or observability.

Needed prerequisite

Computer Hardware semester 3, IMACS
Linear algebra, differential eq

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...