The course gives an introduction into basic circuits used in electronics. The objective is to give the students the basis and the importance of electronic circuits in electronic systems.
At the end of the course, students are able to analyze electronic circuits with RLC, diodes, transistors and opamps. The students are also able to design simple circuits with these elements.
The required previous knowledge is limited. Elementary concepts of transistor physics and network theory are revised.
The course will cover all basic topics related to the design and analysis of electronic circuits. This includes:
- Kirchoff, Thevenin and Norton
- RLC networks in time-domain and frequency domain
- Bode-plots and filters
- OpAmps and circuits with OpAmps
- Diodes and diode circuits
- Transistors and transistor circuits: BJT and MOSFET
Textbook: "Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications" by Allen R. Hambley
Is also included in other courses
The course starts with a repetition of the current and voltage laws of Kirchoff in order to analyse basic networks. Then capacitors and inductances are added to the circuits, which allows to introduce Bode diagrams. Next an overview of the most important semiconductor devices, such as the diode, MOS transistor and bipolar transistor are briefly summarized. Small signal equivalents of circuits are introduced to determine the frequency response for different type of amplifiers. The course concludes with OpAmp circuits.
In the lectures, students get the basic knowledge to analyze electronic circuits. At the end of the course, students should be able to design simple circuits.
"Electrical Engineering, principles and applications", Allen R Hambley, PEARSON, ISBN 978-0-13-215516-8
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The student will get 4 questions. Two questions are related to circuit analysis, where students need to demonstrate their ability to analyze an electronic circuit. Two questions are related to circuit design where students need to design a circuit starting from some given specifications.