Undergraduate Course: Analogue Electronics (Circuits) 4 (ELEE10020)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to the important analogue circuits of active filters, sine wave oscillators, relaxation oscillators, switched capacitor circuits and phase-locked loops. The aim is to present and instil the principles of circuit operation and the essential circuit analysis and design techniques to enable students to understand and design the simpler variants of the above circuits and to be capable of extending their understanding to more complex variants.
Week1: Introduction to CMOS and Basic amplifier circuits
Week2: Details of amplifier characteristics
Week3: Basic filter circuit design
Week5: Chebyshev filters
Week6: Oscillator circuits
Week7: Switched capacitor filters
Week8: Details of amplifier design
Week9: PLL and reference circuits
Week10: Remaining topics and Revision
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Analogue Circuits 3 (ELEE09026)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students should be familiar with basic concepts in analogue electronics, such as op-amp circuits, the use of feedback, circuit analysis and the operation of MOSFETs and BJTs.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will be based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate and work with a full knowledge and understanding of the principles, terminology and conventions of analogue circuits, especially active filter circuits, oscillator circuits, switched capacitor circuits and Phase-Locked Loops (PLL).
- Use a wide range of prior knowledge (including algebraic manipulation, calculus, nodal analysis, Laplace Transforms, operational amplifier circuits, feedback, bode plots, pole/zero analysis) to analyse and design circuits in the categories given in 1 above, and to apply them to different filter sections, sine wave oscillators, relaxation oscillators, multiplier circuits, phase detector circuits, and sub-circuits that may be used in such circuits.
- Analyse, specify, conceptualise and synthesise systems and applications that require the use of the circuits in 1 and 2 above, including some that were previously unknown.
- Understand, and be able to analyse and mitigate, the effect of component tolerances on the performance of the circuits in 1 and 2, including the ability to select appropriate component values and types to achieve a specification.
"Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Behzad Razavi, McGraw-Hill"
"Active Filter Design", A. Waters, MacMillan, 1991, ISBN 0-333-48862-8. Sadly this is out of print and there is only a single copy in the Robertson library. It is short and very good on the filters material.
"Modern Communication Circuits", J Smith, McGraw-Hill, 0-07-058730-2
"Electronic Communication Techniques", P H Young, Merrill, 0-02-431201-0
"Phase-Lock Basics", W F Egan, Wiley, 0-471-24261-6. This is very good on PLLs only.
"CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Jacob Baker, IEEE Press"
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Srinjoy Mitra
Tel: (0131 6)50 5620
|Course secretary||Miss Jo Aitkenhead
Tel: (0131 6)50 5532