Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Analogue Electronics (MSc) (PGEE11105)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course combines the lectures from Analogue Circuits 2 (ELEE08016) with the analogue laboratory activity from the Electronics Project Laboratory 2A (ELEE08014). It is intended as an introductory electronics course for students on the Bioelectronics and Biosensors MSc who do not have a first degree with significant analogue electronics content. In the lecture course the students will be introduced to theoretical and practical concepts in Analogue Circuit design. The role of feedback in active circuits is emphasised and illustrated with reference to operational amplifiers. It is shown how to design simple, but practical, bipolar amplifiers to a given
specification. Bode and Nyquist diagrams are introduced and applied to the frequency compensation of op-amps and the analysis and design of first order active filters. The laboratory based portion of the course complements the taught portion, allowing students to apply the theory through the design and analysis of the analogue components of a
speech digitiser circuit. The students will also undertake selflearning material that introduces them to the use of MATLAB
software. The basic syntax of MATLAB is introduced, along with data plotting and scripting techniques for basic problem solving.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Lecture segment:
- Have some familiarity with datasheets.
- Explain how alternative feedback topologies affect amplifier
- Use appropriate circuit models of the amplifier and feedback
network to carry out calculations involving open loop gain, closed
loop gain, input and output resistance.
- Design small bipolar transistor amplifier to a given specification.
- Explain how oscillation can occur due to phase shift in feedback
amplifiers and calculate the required frequency of the dominant
pole to stabilise a feedback amplifier.
- Analyse circuits using classical steady-state techniques.
- Be familiar with the design and testing of analogue electronic
- Understand the use of analogue-to-digital converters to sample
- Be able to use MATLAB software for mathematical problem solving.
- Capability to write scripts to undertake repetitive tasks and to
use plotting functions to visualise datasets.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Martin Reekie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5563
|Course secretary||Mrs Sharon Potter
Tel: (0131 6)50 7701