The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


This course deals with transistor amplifier circuits, multi-stage transistor amplifiers, differential amplifiers, power amplifiers, operational amplifiers, feedback amplifiers, and non-linear analogue circuits. The above areas along with analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion are developed with view to interfacing sensors to computer equipment. Practical issues when implementing high-performance analogue electronic systems are also discussed.

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. Demonstrate the ability to perform signal and frequency response analysis of analogue transistor circuits.

2. Identify the structure, describe the operating principle, and perform analysis of multi-transistor, power amplifier, feedback and operational amplifier circuits.

3. Produce evidence-based documentation of complex analogue circuit analysis.

4. Avoid the common practical mistakes when implementing high-performance analogue circuits.


  1. Single Transistor Amplifier Circuits (Small Signal Analysis, Frequency Responses)
  2. Multiple Transistor Amplifier Circuits (Multistage, Cascode, Differential Amplifiers)
  3. Power Amplifiers (Class A, B and AB)
  4. Feedback Amplifiers (Topologies and Stability)
  5. (Nonlinear) Operational Amplifier Circuits
  6. Analog-to-Digital Conversion
  7. Practical Issues with Implementation of High-performance Analog 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