Course detail

Electronic Circuits Theory

FEKT-NTEOAcad. year: 2015/2016

Students become familiar with principles and application of basic matrix methods (based on Kirchhoff´s equations, method of the current loops, method of the nodal voltages) and its modifications (linear transformations, method of disabled row, method of stamps). Further, important questions involving noise, sensitivity and tolerance analysis of the electronic circuits will be addressed. Finally, the problems with feedback loops and system stability, oscillation conditions and methods for solving the nonlinear electronic networks will be solved.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate is able (1) apply matrix methods to the analysis of the linearized circuits with active elements, (2) numerically and graphically solve nonlinear networks, (3) use computer to analyze and design amplifiers, filters, oscillators and similar electronic circuits with lumped parameters.

Prerequisites

Pre-requisites are fundamental knowledge of mathematics (handling with vectors and matrices, solving system of equations, derivation and integration) and electronics (Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws).

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

K.Vrba, F.Kouřil: Non-linear and parametric circuits, Ellis Horwood Ltd., Chichester, 1988 (EN)
J. Vlach, K. Singhal: Computer methods for circuit analysis and design. VAN, New York, 1994 (EN)
Ch. A. Desoer, E. S. Kuh:Basic circuit theory.McGraw-Hill, New York, 1969 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

During teaching period students can obtain 20 points for the activity in computer lessons and 20 points for particular successes in lab. The final epistolary test is honored by 60 points.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Fundamental laws and theorems in electronic circuits
2. Network functions and parameters
3. Matrix methods for solving linearized circuits with regular elements, part I
4. Matrix methods for solving linearized circuits with regular elements, part II
5. Matrix methods for solving linearized circuits with irregular elements, part I
6. Matrix methods for solving linearized circuits with irregular elements, part II
7. Signal flow graphs as a tool for solving linearized electronic circuits
8. Sensitivity and tolerance analysis of the electronic circuits
9. Noise analysis of the electronic circuits
10. Synthesis of the passive two-terminal devices
11. Electronic circuit as dynamical system, feedback loop and stability
12. Methods for solving nonlinear circuits
13. Design of the active devices on chip (visiting lecturer from ON-Semiconductor)

Aims

Lectures are aimed to area of the analytical methods for solving linearized circuits, numerical approaches dedicated to deal with nonlinear networks, utilization of personal computer for analysis and synthesis of the various types of the electronic circuits and other selected questions from circuit theory.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AUDIO-PU Master's

    branch PU-AUD , 1. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, optional interdisciplinary

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, optional specialized
    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Computer exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer