Course detail

Analog Technology

FEKT-HANAAcad. year: 2019/2020

This course continues and supplements the findings gained in the Electronic elements and Electrical engineering. It focuses specially on given applications and realization of chosen linear and non-linear functional blocks. It provides an overview of different types of operational amplifiers and introduces other active elements, e.g. transadmittance amplifiers, voltage and current followers.
During laboratory classes students will design chosen functional blocks and perform their analysis.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student will get acquianted with basic functional blocks and analogue active elements that are essential for pre-processing of analogue signal before its conversion into the digital form or for post-processing after conversion of digital signal into analogue one. Based on the knowledge gained the student will be able to analyze the functionality of analogue systems and their application possibilities.
The student is able to:
- describe the basic steps in the design process of analog circuit,
- design and verify the basic building blocks of analog integrated circuits (current mirror, reference, transistor amplifier, power amplifier),
- verify basic parameters of the structure of the operational amplifier and OTA,
- describe the basic principles of AD and DA convertors.


Secondary school level knowledge and intermediate level of English are required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Duncan, T.: Success in electronics. John Murray, 1995 (EN)
Thomas, R.E., Rosa, A. J.: The analysis and design of linear circuits, John Wiley and Sons Inc. New York, 2001. (EN)
Chen, W.-K.: The circuits and filters handbook, CRC Press, New York, 2002. (EN)
Roermund, A.H.M., Casier, H., Steyaert, M.: Analog circuit design: High-speed A-D converters, automotive epectronics and ultra-low power wireless, Springer, Dordrecht, 2006 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in Article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Final exam evaluates the student's knowledge of terminology and general usage of analogue functional blocks in current electrical technology.
Up to 40 points for the activity during the semester.
Up to 60 points for exam.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Circuit structures using bipolar and unipolar transistors: common-emitter, -base, -collector amplifier, transistor as switch, current source, current mirror, current inverter, voltage follower, differential pair, operational amplifier. Voltage regulators: regulator using Zener diode, series and parallel regulator. Basic linear circuits: inverting, non-inverting, summing and differential amplifier, instrumental amplifier, voltage controlled current course, integrator, differentiator, comparator. Frequency filters: passive RC and RLC filters, active filters using operational amplifiers. A/D converters: pre-processing circuits (electronic gain control, antialiasing), signal samplers, flash ADC, successive-approximation ADC, Sigma-Delta ADC, integrating ADC. D/A converters: parallel and series converters. Basic non-linear circuits: diode limiters and shaping circuits, precision rectifiers. Generators and flip-flops: oscillators, function generators, astable, monostable,and bistable circuits.


The aim of this course is for the students to master knowledge of analogue functional blocks and their usage in current electronic technology.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer