Undergraduate Course: Analogue Circuits 2 (ELEE08016)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces 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, transistor amplifiers to a given specification. Bode plots are introduced and applied to the frequency compensation of op-amps and the analysis and design of first order active filters. An important aim of the course is to provide the theoretical background for circuit design and then to verify this through simulation using software tools such as SPICE.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Some basic knowledge of Electronics, e.g. Ohm's Law, nodal analysis, simple AC theory.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 21,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 1.5 Hour written Exam - Worth 70% of Final Mark
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Analogue Circuits 2||1:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Analogue Circuits 2||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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, test and verify an amplifier circuit to a given specification using simulation software such as Spice
- 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr David Laurenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5579
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687