227-0077-10L  Electronic Circuits

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersQ. Huang
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


227-0077-10 VHalbleiter-Schaltungstechnik
Die Vorlesung kann auch online besucht werden.
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2 hrs
Fri08:15-10:00HG F 1 »
Q. Huang
227-0077-10 UHalbleiter-Schaltungstechnik
The lecturers will communicate the exact lesson times of ONLINE courses.
2 hrs
Fri14:00-16:00ON LI NE »
14:15-16:00HG D 7.1 »
14:15-16:00HG F 3 »
Q. Huang

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AbstractIntroductory lecture on electronic circuits. Transistor fundamentals, analysis and design of transistor based electronic circuits such as amplifiers and filters; operational amplifiers and circuits based thereon.
ObjectiveModern, transistor-based electronics has transformed our lives and plays a crucial role in our economy since the 2nd half of last century. The main objective of this course in electronic circuits is to introduce the concept of the active device, including operational amplifiers, and their use in amplification, signal conditioning, switching and filtering to students. In addition to gaining experience with typical electronic circuits that are found in common applications, including their own Gruppenarbeit and Fachpraktikum projects, students sharpen their understanding of linear circuits based on nonlinear devices, imperfections of electronic circuits and the concept of design (as opposed to analysis). The course is a prerequisite for higher semester subjects such as analog integrated circuits, RF circuits for wireless communications, A/D and D/A converters and optoelectronics.
ContentReview of transistor devices (bipolar and MOSFET), large signal and small signal characteristics, biasing and operating points. Single transistor amplifiers, simple feedback for bias stabilization. Frequency response of simple amplifiers. Broadbanding techniques. Differential amplifiers, operational amplifiers, variable gain amplifiers. Instrumentation amplifiers: common mode rejection, noise, distortion, chopper stabilization. Transimpedance amplifiers. Active filters: simple and biquadratic active RC-filters, higher order filters, biquad and ladder realizations. Switched-capacitor filters.
LiteratureGöbel, H.: Einführung in die Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 6th edition, 2019.

Pederson, D.O. and Mayaram, K.: Analog Integrated Circuits for Communication. Springer US, 2nd edition, 2008.

Sansen, W.M.C.: Analog Design Essentials. Springer US, 1st edition, 2006.

Su, K.L.: Analog Filters. Springer US, 2nd edition, 2002.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2016; Version 31.10.2017 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2017; Version 07.04.2022 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2012; Version 24.02.2016 (Examination Block 2)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersQ. Huang
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe exercises are an important part of the course. The weekly exercises are offered as a "continuous performance assessment": if you complete 10 exercises and hand them in in time for review, the grade earned in the session exam will be increased by 0.25 grade points.
Written aids5 A4 sheets double-sided (= 10 pages) of notes written by hand or machine. Pocket calculator not capable of communication!
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BachelorExamination Block 2OInformation