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Semester 1

Analogue Circuits 2 (ELEE08016)


Electronics and Electronic Engineering





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Some basic knowledge of Electronics, e.g. Ohm s Law, voltage and current, and some knowledge of calculus, e.g. differential equations

Course Summary

Electronics is at the heart of almost everything around us, including: technology in our pockets; entertainment: computing; transportation; intelligent buildings; the internet of things; healthcare; the list goes on. At the heart of these complex systems is analogue electronic circuits. In this course, you will learn how complex systems can be constructed from functional units, which in turn can be realised in analogue circuits. Details of how electronic circuits work will be covered, introducing circuits that can manipulate signals (amplifiers and filters), and also cover practical considerations such as the impact of noise and interference.The course is suitable for students with little prior experience of electronics who have an interest in understanding and designing practical electronic systems.The course will be delivered through a combination of pre-prepared material for students to study in advance of interactive sessions to discuss the material in more depth. Students will be able to gauge their own learning using formative self-assessment tests, and also through workshops and surgery hours with the course lecturers.

Course Description

In the course we will coverthe following topics1. Analysing commonly used electronic systems in terms of functional blocks2. System inputs and outputs3. Electronic components4. Real world problems, noise, resistance and inductance5. Amplifiers: functional view broken down into circuit elements6. Input/output impedances, and modelling of transformation blocks7. The differential and the instrumentation amplifier8. Operating from a single-sided power supply9. d.c. and a.c. analysis10. Frequency and phase response of circuit elements, and phasor representation11. Gain expressed in dBs, low pass, high pass and band pass filters12. Feedback and stability13. Compensation14. Active filters

Assessment Information

Written Exam 70%, Coursework 30%, Practical Exam 0%

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