Missions: The main missions of the service are to ensure the design, development and tuning of electronic devices, as well as the exploitation of experimental devices, in close relation with the research teams, platforms and transverse axes of the laboratory.
The service participates in the choice of instrumental systems (sensors/actuators/measuring instruments), in the definition of the acquisition system of the physical data to be converted into measurable electrical quantities, then in the formatting of this data, as well as in its conservation and storage.
The skills implemented allow the study and realization of mixed analog/digital cards, as well as the instrumentation of complex systems.
The design of electronic boards (schematic/placement/routing), the simulation of circuits and the 3D implementation in a mechanical system are done daily using computer-aided design (CAD) tools.
The automation of certain tasks and functions is managed by programming microcontrollers. These programmable components can be implemented, for example, for connected object projects (IoT) as well as for embedded system projects. The department also designs human/machine interfaces (HMI) to manage equipment control, acquisition and storage of physical data. It also ensures, in part, the maintenance and repair of the instruments of the park and the commercial devices used in the experiments.
Equipment: Altium Designer (Electronic CAD/Simulation), Electrical Characterization Instruments Resources, Arbitrary function generator (DC- 10MHz), Fluke 115 portable multimeter, Synchronous LF detection (1mHz-102kHz : SR830), Manufacturing resources, Soldering/desoldering station (assembly, repair), Hot air station, Boa smoke extractor + cartridge filter, Resources in computer development of instrumentation, LabVIEW (Management of man-machine interfaces: HMI), Microcontroller programming: Arduino IDE