3921.08 - Electronics
The course gives an introduction to fundamentals of electronics principles, providing comprehensive understanding of digital and analogue circuits and components of vital importance for modern equipment supporting the ICT-based society and industry.
Introductory circuit theory: Kirchhoffs voltage and current laws and equations. Voltage and current generators. Resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers. Thévenin and Mayer-Norton theorems, superposition. Transient analysis of 1st and 2nd order. AC circuits and complex impedance. Analogue electronics: Diodes, bipolar and MOSFET transistors, with characteristics and simple equivalent diagrams. CMOS and TTL logic. Amplifiers. Ideal operational amplifiers applications. Schmitt triggers, multi-vibrators and waveform generators, A/D and D/A converters. Digital electronics: Boolean algebra. Number representations, binary numbers in signed magnitude, and two’s-complement representation. Combinational analysis and circuits. Karnaugh diagram. Sequential circuits with latches and synchronous flip-flops. Digital state machines. Applications of digital circuits for registers, counters, multiplexers, de-multiplexers, coders and de-coders, and structure of a microcomputer.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, problem solving, small projects, and laboratory exercises with approval of reports.
Four-hour written examination with all usual aids allowed. The existing grade scale will be used.