About Olympiad

Bangladesh Electronics Olympiad is a national electronics competition for tertiary level (undergraduate) students. The competition aims to introduce important concepts of electronics, develop flexibility in solving problems, strengthen intuition, foster creativity and ingenuity in the field of electronics and provide the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges.

Topics of the Olympiad

Introduction to number systems and codes. Basic logic functions, Boolean algebra, combinational logic design, minimization of combinational logic. Implementation of basic static logic gates in TTL, CMOS, BiCMOS and the other logic families and their comparison. DC characteristics, propagation delay, fan out, noise margin and power dissipation. Power optimization of basic gates and combinational logic circuits. Modular combinational circuit design: pass transistor, pass gates, multiplexer, de-multiplexer and their implementation in CMOS, decoder, encoder, comparators, binary arithmetic elements and ALU design. Programmable logic devices: logic arrays, field programmable logic arrays and programmable read only memory. Sequential circuits: different types of latches, flip-flops and their design using ASM approach, timing analysis and power optimization of sequential circuits. Modular sequential logic circuit design: shift registers, counters and their applications.

p-n junction formation, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, operational principle of p-n junction diode, contact potential, current-voltage characteristics of a diode, simplified DC and AC diode models, dynamic resistance and capacitance. Diode circuits: half wave and full wave rectifiers, rectifiers with filter capacitor, clipping, clamping and voltage multiplier circuits; characteristics of a Zener diode, Zener diode in voltage regulator circuit.

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT): construction, current components, characteristics and regions of operation, BJT as an amplifier and as a switch, biasing the BJT for discrete circuits, small signal equivalent circuit models. Single stage mid-band frequency BJT amplifier circuits: voltage and current gain, input and output impedance of a common base, common emitter and common collector amplifier circuits.

Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) as circuit element: structure and physical operation of an enhancement MOSFET, threshold voltage, Body effect, current- voltage characteristics of an enhancement MOSFET, biasing discrete and integrated inverter. Frequency response of amplifiers: techniques of determining 3 dB frequencies and bandwidth of amplifier circuits. Operational amplifiers (Op-Amp): properties of ideal Op- Amps, non-inverting and inverting amplifiers, inverting integrators, differentiator, weighted summer and other applications of Op-Amp circuits, effects of finite open loop gain and bandwidth on circuit performance, logic signal operation of Op-Amp, DC imperfections. General purpose Op-Amp: DC analysis, small-signal analysis of different stages, gain and frequency response of 741 Op-Amp. Negative feedback: properties, basic topologies, feedback amplifiers with different topologies, stability, frequency compensation. Active filters: Different types of filters and specifications, transfer functions, realization of first and second order low, high and band-pass filters using Op-Amps. Signal generators: Basic principle of sinusoidal oscillation, Op-Amp RC oscillators, LC and crystal oscillators. Power Amplifiers: Classification of output stages, class A, B and AB output stages. Push- pull amplifier.

Overview of communication systems: Basic principles, fundamental elements, system limitations, message source, bandwidth requirements, transmission media types, bandwidth and transmission capacity. Noise: Source, characteristics of various types of noise and signal to noise ratio. Information theory: Measure of information, source encoding, error free communication over a noisy channel, channel capacity of a continuous system and channel capacity of a discrete memory less system. Communication systems: Analog and digital. Continuous wave modulation: Transmission types- base-band transmission, carrier transmission; amplitude modulation- introduction, double side band, single side band, vestigial side band, quadrature; spectral analysis of each type, envelope and synchronous detection; angle modulation- instantaneous frequency, frequency modulation (FM) and phase modulation (PM), spectral analysis, demodulation of FM and PM. Pulse modulation: Sampling- sampling theorem, Nyquist criterion, aliasing, instantaneous and natural sampling; pulse amplitude modulation- principle, bandwidth requirements; pulse code modulation (PCM)- quantization principle, quantization noise, non-uniform quantization, signal to quantization error ratio, differential PCM, demodulation of PCM; delta modulation (DM)- principle, adaptive DM; line coding- formats and bandwidths. Digital modulation: Amplitude-shift keying- principle, ON-OFF keying, bandwidth requirements, detection, noise performance; phase-shift keying (PSK)- principle, bandwidth requirements, detection, differential PSK, quadrature PSK, noise performance; frequency-shift keying (FSK)- principle, continuous and discontinuous phase FSK, minimum-shift keying, bandwidth requirements, detection of FSK. Multiplexing: Time-division multiplexing (TDM)- principle, receiver synchronization, frame synchronization, TDM of multiple bit rate systems; frequency-division multiplexing (FDM)- principle, de-multiplexing; wavelength-division multiplexing, multiple-access network- time-division multiple-access (TDMA), frequency-division multiple access (FDMA); code- division multiple-access (CDMA)- spread spectrum multiplexing, coding techniques and constraints of CDMA. Communication system design: design parameters, channel selection criteria and performance simulation.

Phase Locked Loop (PLL): Introduction, basic PLL and charge pumped PLL.

Semiconductors in equilibrium: Energy bands, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, Fermi levels, electron and hole concentrations, temperature dependence of carrier concentrations and invariance of Fermi level. Carrier transport processes and excess carriers: Drift and diffusion, generation and recombination of excess carriers, built-in-field, Einstein relations, continuity and diffusion equations for holes and electrons and quasi-Fermi level. PN junction: Basic structure, equilibrium conditions, contact potential, equilibrium Fermi level, space charge, non-equilibrium condition, forward and reverse bias, carrier injection, minority and majority carrier currents, transient and AC conditions, time variation of stored charge, reverse recovery transient and capacitance. Bipolar Junction Transistor: Basic principle of pnp and npn transistors, emitter efficiency, base transport factor and current gain, diffusion equation in the base, terminal currents, coupled-diode model and charge control analysis, Ebers-Moll equations and circuit synthesis. Metal-semiconductor junction: Energy band diagram of metal semiconductor junctions, rectifying and ohmic contacts. MOS structure: MOS capacitor, energy band diagrams and flat band voltage, threshold voltage and control of threshold voltage, static C-V characteristics, qualitative theory of MOSFET operation, body effect and current-voltage relationship of a MOSFET. Junction Field-Effect-Transistor: Introduction, qualitative theory of operation, pinch-off voltage and current-voltage relationship.

Substrate materials: Crystal growth and wafer preparation, epitaxial growth technique, molecular beam epitaxy, chemical vapor phase epitaxy and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Doping techniques: Diffusion and ion implantation. Growth and deposition of dielectric layers: Thermal oxidation, CVD, plasma CVD, sputtering and silicon-nitride growth. Etching: Wet chemical etching, silicon and GaAs etching, anisotropic etching, selective etching, dry physical etching, ion beam etching, sputtering etching and reactive ion etching. Cleaning: Surface cleaning, organic cleaning and RCA cleaning. Lithography: Photo-reactive materials, pattern generation, pattern transfer and metalization. Discrete device fabrication: Diode, transistor, resistor and capacitor. Integrated circuit fabrication: Isolation - pn junction isolation, mesa isolation and oxide isolation. BJT based microcircuits, p-channel and n-channel MOSFETs, complimentary MOSFETs and silicon on insulator devices. Testing, bonding and packaging.

Passive and active loads and frequency limitation. Current mirror: Basic, cascode and active current mirror. Differential Amplifier: introduction, large and small signal analysis, common mode analysis and differential amplifier with active load. Noise: introduction to noise, types, representation in circuits, noise in single stage and differential amplifiers and bandwidth. Band-gap references: supply voltage independent biasing, temperature independent biasing, proportional to absolute temperature current generation and constant transconductance biasing. Switch capacitor circuits: sampling switches, switched capacitor circuits including unity gain buffer, amplifier and integrator.VLSI technology: top down design approach, MOSFET scaling, SCE and RSCE, technology trends and design styles. CMOS circuit characteristics and performance estimation: resistance, capacitance, rise and fall times, delay, gate transistor sizing and power consumption. CMOS circuit and logic design: VLSI layout design rules and physical design of simple logic gates using PSPICE and Cadence. CMOS subsystem design: adders, multiplier and memory system, arithmetic logic unit. VLSI testing.

Optical properties in semiconductor: direct and indirect band-gap materials, radiative and non-radiative recombination, optical absorption, photo-generated excess carriers, minority carrier life time, luminescence and quantum efficiency in radiation. Properties of light: particle and wave nature of light, polarization, interference, diffraction and blackbody radiation.

Light emitting diode (LED): principles, materials for visible and infrared LED, internal and external efficiency, loss mechanism, structure and coupling to optical fibers. Stimulated emission and light amplification: spontaneous and stimulated emission, Einstein relations, population inversion, absorption of radiation, optical feedback and threshold conditions. Semiconductor Lasers: Population inversion in degenerate semiconductors, laser cavity, operating wavelength, threshold current density, power output, hetero-junction lasers, optical and electrical confinement. Introduction to quantum well lasers. Photo-detectors: photoconductors, junction photo-detectors, pin detectors, avalanche photodiodes and phototransistors.

Solar energy and spectrum. Silicon and Schottkey Solar Cells: construction, operation, I-V characteristics, energy band diagram, equivalent circuit, performance metrics. Modulation of light: phase and amplitude modulation, electro-optic effect, acousto-optic effect and magneto-optic devices. Introduction to integrated optics.

Effective-mass equation, Schrodinger equation, matrix representation, Green’s function. Fundamentals of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics: scattering and relaxation. Basic law of equilibrium and steady state condition. Restoration of equilibrium, phonon emission and absorption rates. Lifetime and momentum relaxation time.

Carrier transport: 3D, 2D, 1D carriers, density of states, directed moments, quantized conductance, tunneling and transmission probabilities, introduction to transport in the collective picture, semi-classical carrier transport, ballistic transport (classical and quantum). Basic principles of a few effective devices: resonant tunnel diode, super lattice, quantum wire and quantum dot.

The Ballistic MOSFET: the mean-free paths and L, ballistic I-V (T > 0 non-degenerate, T = 0 degenerate and T > 0), numerical simulation of the ballistic MOSFET. Scattering theory of the MOSFET: I-V in terms of the transmission coefficient, the transmission coefficient (low and high), the mean-free path for backscattering.

Beyond the silicon MOSFET (the Carbon Nano Tube FET): carbon nanotubes, band- structure basics, MIS electrostatics of carbon nanotube capacitors, theory of the ballistic CNTFET, CNTFETs vs. MOSFETs.

Bioelectricity: genesis and characteristics. Measurement of bio- signals: transducers, amplifiers and filters. Electrocardiogram: electrocardiography, phono cardiograph, vector cardiograph, analysis and interpretation of cardiac signals, cardiac pacemakers and defibrillator. Blood pressure: electronic manometer, detector circuits and practical problems in pressure monitoring. Blood flow measurement: Plethymography and electromagnetic flow meter. X-ray. Electroencephalogram: analysis of EEG signals. Electromayogram (EMG). Tomograph: Positron emission tomography and computer tomography. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Patient monitoring system, telemedicine and telemetry. Effect of electromagnetic fields on human body.

Functional elements of a measurement system and classification of instruments. Measurement of electrical quantities: current and voltage, power and energy. Current and potential transformer. Transducers: mechanical, electrical and optical. Measurement of non-electrical quantities: Temperature, pressure, flow, level, strain, force and torque. Basic elements of DC and AC signal conditioning: instrumentation amplifier, noise and source of noise, noise elimination compensation, function generation and linearization, A/D and D/A converters, sample and hold circuits. Digital data transmission. Recording and display devices. Data acquisition system and microprocessor applications in instrumentation.

Open topics from anywhere related to this theme. Few examples are given below: Green use of computer: minimizing the electricity consumption of computers and their peripheral devices. Green disposal: re-purposing an existing computer or appropriately disposing of, or recycling, unwanted electronic equipment. Green design: designing energy- efficient computers, servers, storage devices, printers, projectors and other digital devices. Green manufacturing: minimizing waste during the manufacturing of computers and other subsystems to reduce the environmental impact of these activities.

Carbon footprint, service providers’ battle to reduce carbon footprint as data centers expand, green data center; reduction of energy consumption with hot and cold aisles, optimization for best energy efficiency, MAID 2.0 and disk spin down for reducing energy costs. Designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems, such as, monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems etc. Software and deployment optimization: algorithmic efficiency, resource allocation, virtualizing, terminal servers. Power Management: data center power, operating system support, power supply, storage and display etc.

Switching and multiplexing; ISO, TCP-IP and ATM reference models. Different Data Communication Services: Physical Layer- wired and wireless transmission media, Cellular Radio: Communication satellites; Data Link Layer: Elementary protocols, sliding window protocols. Error detection and correction, HDLC, DLL of internet, DLL of ATM; Multiple Access protocols, IEEE.802 Protocols for LANs and MANs, Switches, Hubs and Bridges; High speed LAN; Network layer: Routing, Congestion control, Internetworking, Network layer in internet: IP protocol, IP addresses, ARP; NI in ATM transport layer: transmission control protocol. UDP, ATM adaptation layer; Application layer: Network security; Email, domain name system; simple network management protocol; http and the World Wide Web. Page 5 of 6Signal coding and compression: entropy coding, transform coding, vector quantization. Coding standards: H.26x, LPEG, MPEG. Wireless LANs and wireless multimedia.

Entertainment networks: cable, satellite and terrestrial TV networks, ADSL and VDSL, high speed modems. Transport protocols: TCP, UDP, IP, Ipv4, Ipv6, FTP, RTP and RTCP, use of MPLS and WDMA. Multimedia synchronization, security, QoS and resource management. Internet telephony, teleconferencing and HDTV. E-governance and e-commerce, internet and mobile banking.

Goals of the Olympiad

  • Increase interest in electronics among young specialists
  • Understand the level of knowledge in the fiend of electronics among  young specialists in participating institutions in order to make necessary adjustments in educational programs
  • Stimulate further development of electronics
  • Recognize and inspire young, talented undergraduate students
  • Create a community of young specialists involved in electronics

Registration

January 23, 2017

Competition

January 27, 2017

Proposal Submission

January 23, 2016

Location

Curzon Hall, University of Dhaka

Prizes and Gifts

The 10 winners will be awarded the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize- Gold medal
  • 2nd Prize- Bronze medal
  • 3rd Prize- Silver medal
  • 4th to 10th Prize- Crest

Moreover these 10 winners will be selected for boot camp. Each participants will receive a participation certificates.

Who Can Participate?

  • Undergraduate student of any public or private university.
  • Polytechnic Diploma Engineering Students.

Event Schedule


2nd BANGLADESH ELECTRONICS OLYMPIAD 2016

CURZON HALL, UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA

Competition: January 27, 2017

Program Schedule

Time span Schedule
First Session
08:00 am - 09:30 am Reporting, Registration, Breakfast and Kit Collection
09:30 am - 10:00 am Speech of the Guests, Flag Hoisting
10:00 am - 10:05 am Balloon Releasing and Declaration of Inauguration of the Program
10:05 am - 10:15 am Rally
10:15 am - 10:30 am Taking Seat in the Exam Halls
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Olympiad
12:30 pm - 02:00 pm Prayer and Lunch Break
Second Session
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm Scientific Video Show
02:30 pm - 03:30 pm Question and Answer Session
03:30 pm - 03:35 pm Recitation from the Holy Qur’an
03:35 pm - 03:40 pm Welcome Address by the Olympiad Organizing Chair
03:40 pm - 03:45 pm Welcome Address by the Olympiad Technical Chair
03:45 pm - 03:55 pm Address by the Chief Guest
03:55 pm - 04:00 pm Crest Exchange
04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Certificate and Medal Giving Ceremony
04:30 pm - 04:35 pm Vote of Thanks by the Olympiad Organizing Co-Chair
04:35 pm - 04:45 pm Photo Session with the Participants

Important Information for the Participants of the Olympiad

  • All participants are requested to bring his/her own 2B pencil and erasure.
  • There will be no negative marking on the examination.
  • The original payment slip should be brought with the participants.
  • The reporting time at Curzon Hall is 8.15 am.
  • The participants are not allowed to bring any food or smoke inside the exam hall.

Event Location

Venue : Curzon Hall, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contact : +8801552376740
Email : rasna@du.ac.bd

Registration

Registration Fee: 500 BDT(per participant)

Registration Procedure :

  • Step 1 :
    Deposit TK 500 from any online branch of the Agrani Bank into the following account via online banking:
    Bank: Agrani Bank Limited
    Branch: Dhaka University Branch
    Account Name: BANGLADESH ELECTRONICS OLYMPIAD'15
    Account No: 0200005747525
  • Step 2:
    Fill up the registration form below and upload the scan copy of the payment slip for payment proof


Registration Form for 2nd BEO 2016


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Registration Procedure and Rules for Project Exhibition :

  1. Project registration is free for one person
  2. We encourage to present the project by a presenter
  3. BEO organizing committee will provide accomodation and electricity supply for each project
  4. BEO organizing committee will provide foods and others for one member for free. If more than one member want to participate with a project, they need to do registration for foods and others
  5. Please fill up the registration form below:

Register your project here


Projects shown in 1st Bangladesh Electronics Olympiad 2015

Sl. No.Project TitleMemberContact Person
1Maze Leraner Agent2Sheikh Faisal Hossain
2Wien Bridge Radio3Md. Murshedul Arifeen
3Prepaid Energy Meter and Monitoring System 4Moahammad Nazmul Hasan Pias
4Power Efficient Smart Home2S.M. Sorowar Jahan
5Open air security system for VIPs2Mohammad Obaidullah Tusher
6Smartphone based home appliance4Sayef Ali Khan
7USB Connected Oscilloscope3Moh.Niaz Makdum
8Object Grabbing Bot (G-Bot) using voice control system2Md.Inzamul Haque.
9Micro-controllers, a new way to sense the world (Bangladesh Perspective)3Swapnil Sayan Saha
10Smart Blind Stick(SBS).2Subroto Kumer Deb Nath
11An efficient wireless mobile power generator2Subroto Kumer Deb Nath
12Smart Heart Rate Monitor3Md. Abdur Rahman
13Smart Traffic Control with Manual Override & Efficient Street Light System2Hafizul Islam Reyad
14Suntracker to get maximum intensity of sun light4MD. Kamruzzaman Shariar 
15Obstacle Avoiding Maze Solver Robot.3Tamjid Rayhan
16Arduino Oscilloscope2Navid Anjum Aadit
17Solar Charge Controller and Applications4Omar Ibna Shafiq
18Wireless Scrolling Display 4Omar Ibna Shafiq
19DIGIEOMBS2S.M.A. Sharif Apu
20Li-Fi Music2 Kaikobad Siddiquie
21Auto sef-rescued Building from fire2 Sheikh Asif Ahmed
22Cheap Cold Storage to store crops safely2Sheikh Asif Ahmed
23I-RANGER: A LIFESAVING ROBOT3Nabil Hossain Bhuiyan.
24Quad Band Mobile Jammer for GSM, CDMA, 3G and LTE.1Md.Sihab Talukdar
25Artificial intelligence based smart car parking system2Sakhawat Hossen Rakib
26Digital voice clock & calendar1Abdur Rahman
27IR and sensor based home appliance control system1Abdur Rahman
28Moytri4Uzzal Podder
29Light without External Power Supply.1Md. Abdullah Al Razib.
30Electropedia1Md. Rakibur Rahman
31Cell phone Operated Land rover3Asaduzzaman
32Two degree of freedom serial linkage robotic hand 3Mohammad Ruhul Amin
33AUTOMATIC WIRELESS HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM3Md. Mahfujur Rahman.
34Wireless sensor network based hazardous gas detecting and robotic safety monitoring3Tanvir Ahmed
35Car Parking Guard3Md. Abdul Kader
36Automated Garments & security system5Md.Rawshan Habib
37Harnessing Electrical Energy Transmuting Gravitational Potential Energy Stored in a Water Reservoir 3Byezid Ahmed
38Advanced load controlling and monitoring system for a room with android application.3Mobasseer M. Hossain 
393D printed low cost EMG robotic prosthetic hand for upper limb amputees2Mishuk Mitra
40GPS and GSM based Vehicle Tracking4Md. Fahim Faysal Khan
41Serving AutoBot : Replacing Human Labor6Shahriyar Safat Dipta
42Low Cost Ghost Level Security System3Md Farhat Shahir
43Power Factor Corrector : Reducing System Loss6Md Jobayer Islam

Please note that the registration to the project exhibition only covers participation to the exhibition. For registration kit and lunch, there are separate tokens which will be provided upon payment.

Committees

    Advisory Committee

  • A A M S Arefin Siddique, VC, University of Dhaka
  • Saiful Islam, VC, BUET
  • Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg, VC, RUET
  • Muhammed Alamgir, VC, KUET
  • Farzana Islam, VC, Jahangirnagar University
  • M. Rezwan Khan, VC, UIU
  • M. M. Shahidul Hassan, VC, EWU
  • Jamilur Reza Choudhury, VC, UAP
  • Sheikh Mamun Khaled, VC, BUP
  • Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, VC, Daffodil Int. University
  • Imran Rahman, VC, ULAB

    Organizing Committee

  • M. Lutfar Rahman, President, BSE (Chair)
  • A. H. M. Asadul Huq, Chairman, Dept. of EEE, DU (Co-Chair)
  • S. M. Mostafa Al Mamun, Dept. of EEE, DU (Secretary)
  • Md. Zahidul Islam Raju, Dept. of EEE, DU (Joint Secretary)
  • Subrata Kumer Aditya, Dept. of EEE, DU (Finance Secretary)
  • Muhibul Haque Bhuyan, Dept. of EEE, SEU (Publication Chair)
  • Shamim Al Mamun, IIT, JU (Web Chair)
  • Md. Faisal Rahman, Dept. of NE, DU (Member)

    Technical Committee

  • Rezaul Karim Mazumder, Vice President, BES (Chair)
  • Md. Habibur Rahman, Dept of EEE, DU(Co-chair)
  • Z. M. Parvez Sazzad, Dept. of EEE, DU (secretary)
  • Miftahul Jannat Rasna, Dept. of EEE, DU (Joint Secretary)
  • A. B. M. Hasan Talukder, Dept. of EEE, DU (Member)

Winners of 1st Bangladesh Electronics Olympiad 2015

Event FAQs

Bangladesh Electronics Olympiad is a national electronics competition for tertiary level (undergraduate) students. The competition aims to introduce important concepts of electronics, develop flexibility in solving problems, strengthen intuition, foster creativity and ingenuity in the field of electronics and provide the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges.

Topics of Bangladesh Electronics Olympiad are:
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • RF and Communication Electronics
  • Semiconductor Devices and Technology
  • Semiconductor Fabrication and Processing Technology
  • IC design
  • Micro and Nano Electronics
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Electronic Instrumentation
  • Electronics in ICT and Digital Bangladesh
  • Undergraduate student of any public or private university.
  • Polytechnic Diploma Engineering Students.
  • Fill up the registration form in this page using proper information.
  • Store the Registration ID which you will be provided after successful registration.
  • The Registration ID will be used for payment and further procedure.
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