Circuit Analysis and Optimisation

Higher education teachers: Tuma Tadej
Collaborators: Bürmen Arpad, Rojec Žiga
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64225

Subject description

A course with same name will be held for Erasmus students. Please visit the course webpage.


Fair mathematical knowledge

Content (Syllabus outline):

1) Contemporary numerical methods for analog circuit analysis: Modified nodal equations, LU decomposition, Newton Raphson iteration for nonlinear circuits, integration algorithms for dynamic circuits, pole zero analysis. 2) Optimization algorithms: setting up cost functions, direct optimization methods, penalty functions. 3) Hands-on laboratory work on real circuits with the SPICE OPUS tools: competent analyses.

Objectives and competences:

Understanding numerical methods for analog circuit analysis. Understanding basic principles of parameter optimization. Practical hands-on laboratory work experience with SPICE OPUS analog circuit design tools.

Intended learning outcomes:

Integrated analog circuit design.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures,
  • discussion groups,
  • laboratory project work (group and individual).

Study materials


  1. T. Tuma, A. Buermen, Circuit Simulation with SPICE OPUS, Theory and Practice, ISBN: 978-0-8176-4866-4, A Birkhäuser book, Springer 2009.
  2. Spletna stran fakultetnega orodja

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics