227-0077-10L  Electronic Circuits

SemesterAutumn Semester 2014
LecturersQ. Huang
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractIntroductory lecture on electronic circuits. Transistor fundamentals, analysis and design of transistor based electronic circuits such as amplifiers and filters; A/D- and D/A-converters, function generators, oscillators, PLLs.
ObjectiveModern, transistor-based electronics has transformed our lives and plays a crucial role in our economy since the 2nd half of last century. The main objective of this course in electronic circuits is to introduce the concept of active device, including operational amplifiers, and their use in amplification, signal conditioning, switching and filtering to students. In addition to gaining experience with typical electronic circuits that are found in common applications, including their own Gruppenarbeit and Fachpraktikum projects, students sharpen their understanding of linear circuits based on nonlinear devices, imperfections of electronic circuits and the concept of design (as opposed to analysis). The course is a prerequisite for higher semester subjects such as analog integrated circuits, RF circuits for wireless communications, A/D and D/A converters and optoelectronics.
ContentReview of transistor devices (bipolar and MOSFET), large signal and small signal characteristics, biasing and operating points. Single transistor amplifiers, simple feedback for bias stabilization. Frequency response of simple amplifiers. Broadbanding techniques. Differential amplifier, variable gain amplifiers. Instrumentation amplifiers: common mode rejection, noise, distortion, chopper stabilization. Transimpedance amplifiers. Active filters: simple and biquadratic active RC-filters, higher order filters, biquad and ladder realizations. Switched-capacitor filters. Introduction to data converters: resistor, capacitor and current based D/A converters: dual-slope, successive approximation and flash A/D converters. Nonlinear active circuits. Signal generation: oscillators, function generators, basic PLL concepts.
Literature- Holger Göbel. Einführung in die Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik.
Springer, Berlin, 2nd edition, 2006.
- Donald O. Pederson and Kartikeya Mayaram. Analog Integrated Circuits for Communication: Principles, Simulation and Design. Springer, New York, 2nd edition, 2008.
- Willy M.C. Sansen. Analog design essentials. Springer, Dordrecht, 2006.
- Kendall Su. Analog filters. Kluwer Academic Publishers, New York, 2nd edition, 2002.