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Undergraduate Course: Analogue Electronics (Circuits) 4 (ELEE10020)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course introduces students to the important analogue circuits of amplifiers, active filters, oscillators, switched capacitor circuits, phase-locked loops and reference circuits. 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.
Course description Introduction to CMOS and
Basic amplifier circuits
Distortion, Noise
Advanced amplifier circuit design
Basic filter circuits
Advanced Filter and oscillator design
PLL and reference circuits
Remaining topics and Revision
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Analogue Circuits 3 (ELEE09026)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudents 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 62 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Reading List
Recommended :-

"Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Behzad Razavi, McGraw-Hill"


"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"
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Srinjoy Mitra
Tel: (0131 6)50 5620
Course secretaryMs Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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