Electronic Circuits - EL303

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Spring and Summer
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4 15 (7.5) DR BA Sanz Izquierdo

Pre-requisites

EL305 - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS
EL318 - ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS

Restrictions

None

2017-18

Overview

Lecture Syllabus

ELECTRIC CIRCUITS

(i) SINUSOIDAL STEADY-STATE ANALYSIS
The phasor concept. Phasor relationships for R, L and C elements. Circuit laws using phasors. Thevenin & Norton equivalents and source transformations. Node voltage and mesh current analysis using phasors; supernodes and supermeshes. Superposition in AC analysis.

(ii) AC STEADY STATE POWER
Electric power. Instantaneous power. Average power. Effective value of a sinusoidal waveform. Maximum power transfer and conjugate matching. The transformer. The ideal transformer. Using transformers in circuit matching.

(iii) TWO-PORT NETWORKS
Definition and calculation of Z, Y, H and AB parameters. Relations between various parameters. Symmetric, reciprocal and unilateral two-ports. Input and output impedances and transfer functions of terminated two-ports. Two-port interconnections. Analysis and design of simple feedback amplifiers using two-port approach.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS

(i) INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTORS
Atomic structure. Semiconductors, conductors and insulators. Conduction in semiconductors. N-type and P-type semiconductors. The PN junction, formation of the depletion region. Biasing the PN junction, current voltage
characteristics.

(ii) DIODES
The pn diode, ideal and practical models. Diode applications: half-wave rectifier, full-wave rectifier, power supplies. Diode limiters.
Zener diode, operation and characteristics. Using Zener diodes for voltage regulation. Zener limiting.
Optical diodes, operation and applications: light-emitting, photodiode.

(iii) BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR (BJT).
Basic operation, characteristics, parameters and biasing. Transistor as an amplifier. Transistor as a switch. Transistor packages. BJT bias circuits, base bias, emitter bias, voltage-divider bias. DC load line. Small-signal BJT amplifiers. Hybrid parameters and r-parameters. AC equivalent circuit and AC load line. Common-emitter amplifier, equivalent circuit and voltage gain. Emitter-follower, equivalent circuit and voltage gain.

(iv) FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR (FET)
Junction field-effect transistor (JFET), n- and p-channel, operation, characteristics. Self-bias and voltage divider bias. Metal Oxide Semiconductor FET (MOSFET), depletion and enhancement mode devices, characteristics, biasing. FET amplifier circuits.

Coursework

LABORATORIES - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND DEVICES
6 assessed laboratory assignments - 2 hours each.

ASSIGNMENT - PRACTICAL AMPLIFIER DESIGN
2 non-assessed tutorials - 1 hour each.
1 assessed practical laboratory mini project - 3 hours.

ASSIGNMENT - ELECTRIC CIRCUITS
3 assessed laboratory assignments - 2 hours each.

EXAMPLES CLASS - ELECTRIC CIRCUITS
1 non-assessed examples class.

EXAMPLES CLASS - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND DEVICES
1 non-assessed examples class.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

45 contact hours
150 hours total student workload

Availability

Only available to students on programmes owned by The School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Preliminary reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of the main laws of electric circuits and their practical applications
Ability to analyse circuits in the frequency domain using various approaches
Introduction to the operation and circuit behaviour of main electronic devices and to their use in simple circuits and systems
Understanding of the operation, properties and design procedures for transistor amplifiers
Practical ability to design and test simple transistor amplifiers

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