3921.08 - Electronics

Course number
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.
Assessment method
Four-hour written examination with all usual aids allowed. The existing grade scale will be used.
Magnus Danielsen