FEKT-BPC-ANAAcad. year: 2019/2020
Basic applications: passive RC and LCR circuits, basic circuits with diodes, bipolar and unipolar transistors with opamps and conveyors, OTA, comparators and timers. Further applications: linear and non-linear operational circuits with operational amplifiers, active filters, signal generators, wideband amplifiers, power amplifiers, supply sources, analog switches and samplers with memory, analog circuits for DAC and ADC, measuring circuits.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The nature of the subject will make it possible for students to acquire a practical approach to the design of analog circuits of most diverse types. Having completed the course, students will be able to:
design basic transistor structures with bipolar and unipolar transistors,
explain the internal structure of operational amplifiers and other analog integrated circuits,
design basic linear circuits with operational amplifiers,
design the required transfer function of active filters,
describe the function of non-linear circuits with operational amplifiers,
understand the applications of operational amplifiers in function generators, voltage stabilizers and in A/D and D/A converters.
Knowledge on the level of the fundamentals of electrical engineering is required, in particular Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws; students must be able to analyse simple passive circuits, they must know the function of semiconductor diode, the function of bipolar and unipolar transistors.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
VRBA, Kamil. Analogová technika. Elektronická skripta. Brno: VUT v Brně 2017
SEDRA , A. S.; SMITH, K. C.: Microelectronic Circuits. Oxford University Press, Oxford 1998
VRBA, Kamil a KOTON, Jaroslav. Filtrační analogové obvody pro integrovanou výuku VUT a VŠB- TUO. Brno: VUT v Brně 2014, ISBN: 978-80-214-5067- 7.
WINDER , S.: Filter design. Bidless, Oxford 1998
TIETZE, Ulrich a SCHENK, Christph a GAMM, Eberhard.: Electronic circuits: Handbook for design and application. New York: Springer, 2008, ISBN: 978-354004295
RAUT, R.; Swamy, M.N.S.: Modern Analog Filter Analysis And Design, Wiley Verlag, 2005
FEUCHT, D.: Designing High - performance amplifiers. SciTech Publishing, 2010
VRBA, K.: Analogová technika - numerická cvičení, elektronická skripta, VUT v Brně, 2013
VRBA, K.; KOTON, J. Filtrační analogové obvody pro integrovanou výuku VUT a VŠB- TUO. 2014. s. 1-147. ISBN: 978-80-214-5067- 7.
KOTON, J.; HERENCSÁR, N. Analog Technology for joint teaching programme of BUT and VSB- TUO. 2014. s. 1-170, ISBN: 978-80-214-5122-3
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Requirements for the completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated every year.
In each type of exercise, students can obtain up to 10 points, i.e. a total of up to 30 points for exercises. The examination proper is a written examination and students can obtain up to 70 points. The examination is focused on the students’ ability to orient themselves in the design of basic analog circuits and to analyse more complex analog structures.
Language of instruction
1. Basic knowledge and methods of solving linear analog circuits (repetition): passive elements, elementary circuits, voltage and current sources, linear circuits basic methods of solution, interconnection of transfer blocks
2. Basic building blocks of analog circuits: circuits with diodes, with reference diodes, with bipolar and unipolar transistors, reference sources of voltage and current, current mirrors
3. Structure of operational amplifiers: differential amplifiers, examples of operational amplifiers with bipolar and unipolar transistors, OTA amplifiers, etc.
4. Parameters of operational amplifiers and their influence on basic applications: final gain, differential and common mode input impedance, output impedance, voltage offset, input bias currents, drift, noise, frequency response, step response, slew rate
5. Linear circuits with operational amplifiers: inverting, non-inverting, summing and differential circuits, bridge circuits, controlled voltage and current sources, DC reference voltage and current sources, integrator, derivator, AC amplifiers
6. Passive and active frequency filters: low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop and all-pass filters, frequency characteristics approximation, design of second-order filters, higher order filters
7. Non-linear circuits: diode limiters and diode function transducers, logarithmic and exponential converters, operational rectifiers
8. Circuits with electronic switches: analog multiplexers and demultiplexers, amplifiers with adjustable gain, electronic choppers, S/H and T/H circuits
9. Power supplies: power rectifiers, voltage stabilizers, integrated stabilizers, symmetrical tracking stabilizers
10. Comparators: parameters, window comparators, comparators with hysteresis
11. Generators: oscillators, functional generators, multivibrators
To obtain basic knowledge of applying analog technology in the broadest sense, i.e. from simple building blocks with diodes, bipolar and unipolar transistors up to the application of integrated analog circuits in concrete applications
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Laboratory lessons and computer exercises are obligatory. Justified absence from laboratory lessons or computer exercises can be made up after prior arrangement with the instructor, usually in the credit week.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-MET Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional
- Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's
- Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
- Programme BPC-SEE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional
- Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning
branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
12 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
14 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
eLearning: currently opened course