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Module Code: EEE211
Module Title: Electronic Circuits and Systems
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: EEE103 EEE109
To understand how electronic circuits are designed.

To understand how electronic devices can be represented by simple, linear equivalent circuits.

To show how complex circuits can be sub-divided into building blocks and these blocks in turn represented by linear equivalent circuits which can be analysed using standard circuit techniques.

To understand the interaction between the building blocks to allow estimation of important systems parameters such as gain, input output resistance etc.

To appreciate the importance of negative feedback in improving electronic systems performance and tolerance.
Learning outcomes 
Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this module the student should have:

An understanding of small signal transistor amplifier analysis and design

An understanding of the use of current mirrors for biasing and as active loads

An appreciation of the high frequency limitations of transistor amplifiers

An understanding of amplifier types and feedback topologies;

An appreciation of the control of gain, bandwidth, distortion, input and output impedances of amplifiers by the use of negative feedback;

An understanding of some operational amplifier non-idealities;

An appreciation of how the effects of these non-idealities can be controlled in amplifier design;

Intellectual Abilities

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

Compare physical device operation to engineering models

Analyse simple building blocks and show how they can be combined to form more complex electronic systems

Use the models to undertake the analysis of amplifiers with given properties

Practical Skills

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

Test and analyse electronic circuits.

General Transferable Skills

On successful completion of this module the student will gain experience and enhancement of the following key skills:
Independent learning

Problem solving and design skills
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures, problem solving and laboratory work
Lectures 1 – 2 A review of how diodes and transistors work and the principles of transistor modelling

Lectures 3 Transistor modelling and the CE amplifier - design principles

Lectures 4 - 5 Development of the Hybrid - pi model of the bipolar junction transistor

Small signal analysis of the basic single transistor amplifier configurations, CE, CE-ED, CC, CB

Lecture 6 The Differential amplifier

Basic properties of the differential amplifier

Quiescent analysis of differential and common mode gains, common mode rejection ratio, input resistance

Lecture 7 Current mirrors and active loads

The basic current mirror circuit - property as a constant current source

Current repeater. Output resistance

The Widlar current mirror

Differential amplifier with constant current source

Current sources as active loads

Differential amplifier with active load

Lecture 8 The Miller Effect and High frequency amplifier analysis

Miller's Theorem and the Miller Effect

Common emitter transistor short circuit current gain

Transition frequency

Effect of collector current, collector load and source resistance on high frequency response

The 'cascode' amplifier circuit

Lecture 9 – 13 Negative Feedback

Negative feedback, shunt and series topologies and their effect on input impedance, output impedance and voltage gain.

Voltage amplifiers, current amplifiers. Transresistance and transconductance amplifiers

Analysis of circuits containing feedback.

Lecture 14 – 15 Operational amplifier systems

The analysis of op-amp systems: effect of feedback on Rin, Rout, loop gain, bandwidth and distortion

Lecture 16 Limitations of operational amplifiers

Step response: rise and fall times and relationship to bandwidth

Slew rate, offset voltages and currents

Lecture 17 The MOST: operating principle, equivalent circuit, performance comparison with BJT
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 50     6  12    80\2  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Formal Exam 70.00
2 Mid-Term Test 10.00
3 Assignment 1 10.00
4 Assignment 2 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 10:42:08 AM