Course Coordinator: 
Yabing Qi
Analog Electronics

A practical course to train students in the design and construction of analog electronic circuits, based on the classic text The Art of Electronics. Conceptual understanding of the key elements of analog circuits will be reinforced by significant project work in the electronics workshop.

Although very little device physics will be taught, the course provides sufficient theory to design and analyze analog electronic circuits, with extensive project work to enable students to become familiar with circuit construction.
A project-based course to provide theory and practice in design, analysis, and construction of modern analog electronic circuits
Detailed Syllabus: 
  1. Passive components. Current and voltage sources, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Diodes. (Ebers Moll equation)
  2. The bipolar transistor, transconductance and its use in making efficient current and voltage sources.
  3. Common emitter, common base, amplifiers. Differential amplifiers, current mirrors.
  4. Push pull and other outputs, as well as some other useful circuits. Miller effect.
  5. Thermal behavior of transistors; circuit temperature stability.
  6. Field effect transistors and analog switches.
  7. Operational Amplifiers and basic op amp circuits.
  8. Negative feedback.
  9. Sample and hold, track and hold, circuits. Further applications of op amps.
  10. Filters
  11. Voltage Regulators
  12. Noise, noise reduction, transmission lines, grounding, shielding,
  13. Lock in amplifiers.
  14. Instrumentation amplifiers.
  15. Analog to Digital conversion.
Course Type: 
Projects 3 x 25% ; final exam 25%
Text Book: 
The Art of Electronics, 2 edn, Horowitz and Hill (1989) Cambridge University Press
The Art of Electronics Laboratory Manual, Horowitz and Robinson (1981) Cambridge University Press
Reference Book: 
The Art of Electronics Student Manual, Hayes and Horowitz (1989) Cambridge
Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 5 edn, Gray, Hurst, Lewis and Meyer (2009) Wiley
The Electrical Engineering Handbook, 2 edn, Richard C Dorf (1997) CRC Press