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.
- Passive components. Current and voltage sources, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Diodes. (Ebers Moll equation)
- The bipolar transistor, transconductance and its use in making efficient current and voltage sources.
- Common emitter, common base, amplifiers. Differential amplifiers, current mirrors.
- Push pull and other outputs, as well as some other useful circuits. Miller effect.
- Thermal behavior of transistors; circuit temperature stability.
- Field effect transistors and analog switches.
- Operational Amplifiers and basic op amp circuits.
- Negative feedback.
- Sample and hold, track and hold, circuits. Further applications of op amps.
- Voltage Regulators
- Noise, noise reduction, transmission lines, grounding, shielding,
- Lock in amplifiers.
- Instrumentation amplifiers.
- Analog to Digital conversion.