Analog Electronic Circuits

Higher education teachers: Krč Janez
Collaborators: Glažar Boštjan
Credits: 7
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64152

Subject description


  • enrolment in the third academic year of the first cycle,
  • knowledge on Linear electronics (course in previous semester)

Content (Syllabus outline):

The contents of the course consists of the following chapters:

  • INTRODUCTION to analog electronic circuits
  • AMPLIFIER DISTORTIONS: linear and non-linear distortion, TDH, HD, determination of distortions for different amplifying stages
  • DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER: realizations, DC and ac analysis, common-mode and differential amplification, models, (a)symmetrical output
  • POWER AMPLIFIERS: realizations of audio amplifiers, input differential stages, voltage amplifying stages, output power stages (power transistors, classes A; AB; B and others), design of a complete power amplifier, practical examples
  • OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS: ideal, semi-real and real model, input offset parameters, noise, internal circuits of selected operational amplifiers, examples of applications (active filters)
  • COMPARATORS: requirements, simple comparator, comparator with hysteresis, design of simple circuits with comparators, practical examples of applications
  • OSCILLATORS: design, relaxation, harmonic (phase shift, Colpitts, Hartley), quartz, circuits of simple signal generators, practical examples of usage
  • In the frame of laboratory practice students gain their practical experiences within 8 tasks, each including the design, realization on a proto-board and testing.

Objectives and competences:

  • upgrade of fundamental knowledge on analog electronic circuits
  • expertises and approaches to analog circuit design – theory and practice
  • understanding of different practical analog circuits

Intended learning outcomes:

  • upgrade of knowledge obtained in the frame of Linear electronic course in previous semester (1st cycle, 3rd year, 5th semester)
  • gaining knowledge to take part to the forthcoming courses Non-linear electronic circuits (2nd cycle, 1st year, 1st semester) and Analog integrated circuits and systems (2nd cycle, 1st year, 2nd semester)
  • basic knowledge on design of analog electronic circuits

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures (use of blackboard and ppt slides)
  • laboratory practice (design, realization, testing of circuits on proto-board)

Study materials

  1. D. A. Neamen, Microelectronics – circuit analysis and design, 4th Ed., Mc. Graw Hill, 2010 (ISBN 978-007-128947-4).
  2. B. Cordell, Designing audio power amplifiers, Mc Graw Hill, 2011, (ISBN: 978-0-07-164025-1).
  3. J. Hujsing, Operational amplifiers – theory and design, 2nd Ed.,Springer, 2011 (ISBN 978-94-007-0595-1).
  4. R. E. Thomas, Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits, 2012
  5. additional study material given at lectures

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Enginnering - Electronics