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This course examines topics related to the design and implementation of analog microelectronic circuits. The topics include an introduction to noise and distortion in electronic circuits, feedback, analysis and design of biasing circuits, operational amplifiers and comparators, references, analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog converters, power amplifiers, mixers, signal generators and wave shaping, circuits for modulation and demodulation, phase-locked loops, and an introduction to analog filter design. Aspects of component modelling are also covered. This course builds on material in earlier circuits and electronics courses, including ELEC 221, ELEC 252, and ELEC 353, as well as concepts related to signals and systems in ELEC 323.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
  • Design Active Filters using Biquads
  • Understand switch capacitor filter design
  • Understand simple Op Amp design
  • Design Class A, B, AB, C and D amplifiers
  • Understand principles of Variable Gain Amplifier design
  • Understand principles of Comparator design
  • Understand principles of Digital to Analogue Converter design
  • Understand principles of Analogue to Digital Converter design
  • Design oversampled converters
  • Understand the principles of oscillator design
  • Design Wien-Bridge and Two Integrator Oscillators using Op Amp circuits
  • Understand principles Bistable Circuit, Astable Multivibrator and Saw-Tooth Waveform generator
  • Apply a method for analysing noise figure and equivalent input noise density of linear electronic circuits
  • Analyse and design Colpitts, Crystal Oscillator, Current Starved VCO, Relaxation Oscillator and Multi-vibrator as VCO
  • Analyse Analog Multiplier (Gilbert Cell) and its applications to BPSK Modulator QPSK MOD and QAM MOD
  • Using the Relaxation Oscillator and Gilbert cell a PLL is designed and analysed. A brief discussion on frequency synthesis is given.
Credit Breakdown

Lecture: 3
Lab: 0
Tutorial: 0.25

Academic Unit Breakdown

Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Science 20
Engineering Design 19