Course detail

Theory of Electronic Circuits

FEKT-GTEOAcad. year: 2019/2020

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 as well as design of the passive ladder structures. 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.


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).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

TOUMAZOU, Ch. Trade-offs in analog circuit design. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. (EN)
DELIYANNIS, T. Continuous-time active filter design. CRC Press, 1999. (EN)
WHITAKER, J.C. The electronics handbook. CRC Press, 1996. (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


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Fundamental lawsand theorems inelectronic circuits.
2. Network functions and parameters, zeroes and poles.
3. Design of passive analog filters.
4. Matrix methods of solving linearized circuits with passive two-terminal devices.
5. Matrix methods of solving linearized circuits with regular devices with multiple terminals.
6. Matrix methods of solving linearized circuits with operational amplifiers.
7. Matrix methods of solving linearized circuits with modern functional blocks.
8. Sensitivity and tolerance analysis of electronic circuits.
9. Noise analysis of electronic circuits.
10. Synthesis of passive two-terminal structures.
11. Feedback theory and stability.
12. Oscillators.
13. Methods for solving non-linear circuits.

Laboratory exercises:
1. Gyrators and applications.
2. RC oscillator with Wien two-port element.
3. Feedback and compensation.
4. Sallen-Key active low-pass filter.
5. Analog multiplier.
6. KHN filter with transconductors.
7. Filter with current conveyors.
8. Current-mode circuit.


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 TECO-G Master's

    branch G-TEC , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized
    branch G-TEC , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer