Course detail

Selected Chapters of Electronics

FSI-REAAcad. year: 2019/2020

Important passive RLC circuits, resonant circuits, pulse transformers. Passive electronic components. Basic active electronic components (diodes, bipolar transistors, MOSFETs, IGBTs) - types, properties. Voltage and current regulators. Simple amplifiers and oscillators with transistors. A transistor in a switching regime. Operational amplifiers and comparators - operation, basic connections, properties. Drivers for power switching transistors. Selected integrated circuits and their usage.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Design of simple passive and active filters, transistor amplifiers and operational amplifiers, comparators, PWM modulators, signal generators, voltage and current controllers. Knowledge about transistors operating in a switching regime, basic knowledge necessary to study pulse converter techniques.


Basic knowledge in theoretical electrical engineering and mathematics (differentiation, integration, complex numbers operations).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Patočka M., Vorel P.: Řídicí elektronika - pasivní obvody
Novotný V., Vorel P., Patočka M.: Napájení elektronických zařízení (skriptum UREL FEKT VUT)
Patočka M., Vorel P.: Řídicí elekronika - aktivní obvody
Ayers J. E.: Digital integrated circuits, Analysis and design. CRC PRESS, N.Y., 2004, ISBN 0-8493-1951-X.
Crecraft D., Gorham D.: Electronics. Nelson Thornes Ltd., U. K., 2003, second edition, ISBN 0-7487-7036-4.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical skills related to the lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for participation in the final accreditation test:
Obtaining at least 15 points from the exercise tests.

1st test: 10 points
2nd test: 20 points
Final accreditation test: 70 points

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Students will obtain a basic knowledge about analysis and design of electronic circuits used especially in industrial applications.

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

Attendance at the practical training is obligatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-MET , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. RC and RL first order circuits, second order RLC filters
2. Resonant circuits, transformer, pulse transformers
3. Passive electronic components
4. Basic active electronic components
5. Linear model of a bipolar transistor, h-parameters, y-parameters
6. Voltage and current controllers
7. Transistor amplifiers
8. Bipolar transistor, MOSFET and IGBT in a switching regime
9. Operational amplifiers - principle, types, properties, basic connections, comparators
10. Harmonic oscillators RC and LC
11. Astable flops
12. Drivers for power transistors
13. Selected integrated circuits


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Serial and parallel resonance, RLC low-pass filter
2. Phase-shift circuits, compensated resistive divider
3. Basic knowledge about pulse transformer design
4. Amplification stages with transistors
5. RC oscillators
6. LC oscillators
7. Bipolar transistor and MOSFET in a switching regime
8. DC voltage regulators
9. DC amplifier with an operational amplifier
10. Comparators with hysteresis and without hysteresis
11. Signal generators with operational amplifiers
12. Driving circuit for a power transistor MOSFET and IGBT
13. Backup power source 24V=/230V~/600VA - demo practice