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EEEN10029 - Electronic Circuit Design 1
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|EEEN10024 Circuit Analysis|
The programme unit aims to:
- Explain the principles of amplification using electronic components;
- Describe the characteristics of electronic components and introduce the concept of functional flexibility;
- Explain the benefits of applying negative feedback in the context of operational amplifiers and circuits using discrete devices.
This unit will cover the following:
- Operational (voltage) amplifiers; non-inverting and inverting circuits; limitations of real integrated circuits (ICs); adder and differential circuits; circuits with two or three op amps; understanding data sheets. (7 lectures)
- Related ICs: comparator; transimpedance and transconductance amplifiers. (2 lectures)
- Diode characteristics; applications of diodes, detector circuits; d.c. level control. LED, semiconductor laser and photodiode characteristics; non-linear circuit applications. (4 lectures)
- Field Effect Transistor (FET) characteristics; Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) characteristics; amplifier and switch circuits; biasing. (6 lectures)
- Capacitor characteristics; circuits with capacitors; coupling and decoupling; integrator and differentiator. (1 lectures)
MultiSim: CAD based work using circuit analysis software to design and simulate basic electronic circuits.
ELVIS l:Using national Instruments ELVIS prototype boards to construct and test basic electronic circuits.
ELVIS ll: Using national Instruments ELVIS prototype boards to construct and test more complicated electronic circuits.
Students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the most important basic operational amplifier configurations and their applications.
- Show that they understand the limitations of simple circuits.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of simple characteristics and circuit applications of semiconductor diodes, light emitting diodes (LEDs), photodiodes, field effect transistors (FETs) and bipolar junction transistors (BJTs).
- Analyse simple electronic circuits containing the above devices using Kirchhoff's laws.
- Understand that a variety of functions can be achieved with a limited number of devices.
- Select appropriate circuit configurations and component values for a variety of applications.
Transferable skills and personal qualities:
- Interpret some of the parameters given in specification data (e.g. data sheets).
Teaching & Learning Process (Hours Allocated To)
Unseen Written Examination:
3 long questions, answer all questions
Duration: 1hour 30 minutes
Calculators are permitted
This examination forms 60% of the unit assessment
Practical examination using the hardware and PCs provided in Laboratory C18
10 questions, answer all questions
Duration: 1 hour
Calculators are permitted
This examination forms 20% of the unit assessment
Three laboratory sessions
Laboratory duration: 3 hours
- Written report after lab 2
- Individual practical demonstration during lab 3
Coursework 1 forms 10% of the unit assessment
As defined by tutorial schedule
Coursework 2 forms 10% of the unit assessment.
|Dr Danielle George||-||Lecturer|