The diploma thesis deals with design of the converter card for the precise control of a laser diode. At first, there are described the principles of the laser diode, photodiode and basic functions of optical fiber sensors. Following chapter deals with description of developed converter card. In the diploma thesis are discussed all function blocks of the converter card and they are explained in detail. In the thesis are subsequently tested all problem parts of the converter card for the precise control of the laser diode, such as fast switching of the current flowing through the laser diode and design of the connection for evaluating of current pulse from the sensing photodiode. An integral part of thesis is a description of created printed circuit board and there are described all used layers and devices’ layout on the PCB. Final part of the diploma thesis deals with firmware for the microcontroller, which was made for testing of all function blocks of the converter card for the precise control of a laser diode. At the same time was developed software for PC, which communicates with the converter card via universal serial bus (USB)
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