Course detail

Electronic Circuits

FEKT-MPA-ELOAcad. year: 2020/2021

Students will become familiar with description of linearized electronic circuits that employ modern active elements (network functions and its interpretation) and with associated methods for analysis (sophisticated utilization of modified matrix method of nodal voltages). Course continues by answering questions involving noise analysis, sensitivity and tolerance analysis of electronic circuits and design of passive ladder structures. Then, problems with feedback, system stability and conditions for oscillation are solved. Course finishes with summary of methods for solving nonlinear electronic circuits.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate is able: (a) autonomously and creatively apply matrix methods to the analysis and synthesis of the linearized circuits with active elements; (b) numerically and graphically solve nonlinear networks; (c) use computer to analyze and design amplifiers, filters, oscillators and similar electronic circuits with lumped parameters.

Prerequisites

Student which register this couse should have following knowledge: 1. mathematical operations (calculations withvectors and matrices, solving system of equations, derivations, integrations) and 2. circuit fundamentals (Ohms law, Kirchhoff´s laws, superposition principle).

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

J. C. Whitaker, The Electronics Handbook. CRC Press, 1996, 2575 pages. ISBN 0-8493-8345-5. (EN)
W.-K. Chen, The Circuits and Filters Handbook. CRC Press, 1995, 2861 pages. ISBN 0-8493-8341-2. (EN)
R. A. Rutenbar, G. E. Gielen, B. A. Antao, Computer-Aided Design of Analog Integrated Circuits and Systems. IEEE Press, 2002, 754 pages. ISBN 0-471-22782-X. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Personal attendance with possibility to change into full online education form.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Computer lessons during semester (20 points), laboratory excercises (20 points) and written final exam (60 points).

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Fundamental laws and theorems in electronic circuits, practical examples.
2. Modeling and characterization of electronic components (Ing. Běťák, ON Semiconductor, Rožnov).
3. Network functions and parameters, zeroes and poles, frequency responses.
4. Design of passive ladder RLC two-terminal devices.
5. Matrix methods of solving linearized circuits with regular devices having multiple terminals.
6. Matrix methods of solving linearized circuits with operational amplifiers and current conveyors.
7. Sensitivity analysis of elctronic circuits, tolerance analysis and synthesis.
8. Noise analysis of electronic circuits, noise sources and their models.
9. Feedback theory, types of feedback and its influence on basic parameters of electronic system.
10. Methods of stability investigation.
11. Oscillators and PID regulators.
12. Graphical and numerical methods for solving non-linear circuits.
13. Design of integrated circuits (Doc. Horský, ON Semiconductor, Brno).

Aims

Aim of this subject is to introduce students into the methods of analysis of lumped electronic circuits. Attention is paid on both hand-made calculations and computer-aided solutions using various software.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-TEC Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPA-EEN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

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Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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