Course detail

Analog Electronics

FEKT-BPA-AELAcad. year: 2020/2021

Contents of the course are theoretical basics and principles of analog electronic circuits, an explanation of functioning of typical connections of particular types of the circuits, including methods of their analysis. Students will become familiar with classification and description of electronic circuits, circuits elements and functional blocks, with fundamentals of real circuits elements modelling, with stability and feedback theories and their practical applications. An emphasis is put on an explanation of the function and the application of basic kinds of the analog circuits, as are circuits with operational amplifiers, electrical filters, basic transistor stages and circuits, amplifiers, rectifiers and stabilizers, signal converters and oscillators. Students will exercise in the use of Matlab, SNAP and PSpice programs at the computer-aided analysis of analog circuits, and deepen practical skills at measuring their properties.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate of the course is able to:
- classify electronic circuits and elements, and discuss their models,
- explain principles of basic electronic functional blocks,
- discuss basic knowledge of stability and feedback theories,
- analyze typical circuits with operational amplifiers,
- describe properties of transistor stages and analyze typical circuits with transistors,
- explain principles of electronic filters, and analyze their typical circuitries,
- classify amplifiers in terms of classes, frequency band and output power, describe their functioning,
- explain principles of rectifiers and stabilizers of voltage and current,
- explain principles of typical representatives of signal converters,
- explain principles of harmonic LC and RC oscillators, and analyze their typical circuitries,
- apply PC for the analysis of analog circuits in Matlab, SNAP and PSpice programs,
- apply proper measuring modes at testing properties of analog circuits.


Knowledge on the level of electrotechnical courses of the 1st year of study is required. A student should be able to: - discuss basic principles and theorems valid for electrical circuits, - solve linear and simple nonlinear resistive circuits, - solve linear circuits in a harmonic steady state, - discuss properties of passive linear circuits of the 1st and 2nd order – RC and RL networks, RLC resonant circuits, - express transfer and immittance functions in complex and operational forms, - specify types of semiconductor diodes and transistors and discuss their functioning, - choose and use proper measuring instruments to measure parameters of an electronic circuit, - use basic regimes of the PSpice simulator, - form a simple program (function) in the Matlab language.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BRANČÍK, L.; DOSTÁL, T. Analogue electronic circuits. Lectures. Brno: MJ Servis, s.r.o., 2007. s. 1-103. ISBN: 978-80-214-3514- 8. (EN)
PEASE, R. A., Analog Circuits (World Class Designs). Burlington: Newnes, 2008. ISBN: 978-0750686273. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teachning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students take actively part in 5 computer simulations and elaborate 4 lab protocols during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Test written during semester (15 points), computer classes (10 points), laboratory classes (15 points), final exam (60 points).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Electronic circuits: basic concepts and classification, circuit functions
2. Electronic circuit elements: two-poles, two-ports, basic functional blocks
3. Modelling of real circuit elements: approximation, diode, transistor, operational amplifier
4. Basics of stability theory, properties and utilization of feedback in electronics
5. Circuits with operational amplifiers: basic amplifiers and converters connections
6. Electrical filters: classification, passive filters of the 1st and 2nd order, active filters
7. Basic transistor stages and their properties: CE, CC and CB connections
8. Transistor circuits: Darlington, current sources and mirrors, differential amplifier
9. Amplifiers: classification, amplifier classes, wideband and tuned amplifiers
10. Power LF amplifiers: classification, A, B, AB and special classes amplifiers
11. Power supply circuits: stabilizers, rectifiers, voltage multipliers and converters
12. Signal converters: limiters, analog multipliers, frequency converters
13. Signal generators: oscillators principle, LC and RC oscillators, tuned oscillators


The aim of the course is to make students acquainted with basic principles of analog electronic circuits, to show utilization of a computer for their analysis, and to deepen students’ skills at determination of the circuits’ properties by measurement.

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 BPA-ELE Bachelor's

    specialization BPA-ECT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    specialization BPA-PSA , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer