The University of Newcastle, Australia

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Deals with transistor amplifiers, frequency response, integrated electronics, differential amplifiers, operational amplifiers, feedback amplifiers, and non-linear analogue circuits. The above areas along with A/D and D/A converters are developed with view to interfacing sensors to computer equipment. Switching issues in digital electronic systems are also considered.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Gain a strong foundation in analogue electronics, in particular, as used in interfacing various sensing instruments to computer based monitoring and control systems.

2. Develop an understanding of practical issues in implementing digital electronic circuits.


  • Transistor amplifiers: small signal analysis, frequency response and distortion.
  • Integrated electronics: multistage, cascode, differential and operational amplifiers
  • Power amplifiers: Class A, B and AB, efficiency, distortion and thermal stability
  • Feedback amplifiers: topologies and stability
  • Analog-Digital conversion: prefilters, sample and hold
  • Digital Logic families (TTL, CMOS, ECL)characterisation
  • Practical issues associated with implementing high speed digital circuits

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab Exercise 1-5

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term