The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

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)

Callaghan

  • 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.


Content

  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

ELEC2320


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab Exercise 1-5

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Laboratory

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

see timetable for further details

Lecture

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

Tutorial

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