EE4C09 Structured electronic design
The course treats: the relation between network theory and electronics, circuit analysis using the Chain matrix, interpretation of the values in the chain matrix, negative feedback, the nullor as ideal active circuits, the asymptotic gain model, topology selection, device models, noise, noise transformation techniques, noise reduction techniques, noise optimization, non-linearity, distortion reduction techniques, bandwidth estimation and optimization, different frequency compensation methods and their pro’s and con’s, interpretation of the pole-zero plot and the root locus, biasing of transistors, biasing of transistors, negative feedback biasing of complete amplifiers, biasing sources, current sources, voltage sources, special biasing sources, power supplies and practical passive device models including parasitic elements (but no microwave models”). During the lectures many practical demonstrations will be given. Also there will be frequent use of simulators including a special instruction where parts of the design methodology is demonstrated via dedicated simulation assignments. About half of the contact hours of the course are used for instructions, where the students work on design problems individually and in groups.
The course is 5 ECTS of which 1 ECTS is used for homologation and 1 ECTS working on exercises and assignments. There will also one of two guest lectures where the theory is applied in a specific research field.
dr.ir. Chris Verhoeven
Design methodology for Analog Electronics, electronics for nano satellites, electronics for (swarm) robots
Last modified: 2016-02-24