Full Title: Electronic Circuits
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ELTR E7003
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aims of this module are to further develop students understanding of various analogue and digital circuit configurations. Students will be introduced to how basic circuits can be combined to form a hierarchy of more complex systems. The student will also extend their knowledge from DC circuit operation to AC operation. Students will also further develop their working knowledge in a number of simulation software packages related to the material being covered.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Recognise name and function of a variety of microelectronic components from their symbols and physical shape.
  2. Recognise advanced circuit configurations by function and operation.
  3. Identify and examine the behaviour of amplifier circuits and combinational logic circuitry.
  4. Apply relevant AC and DC circuit theory and component laws to Analogue Circuit configurations, and associated theorems and methods for associated digital circuit configurations.
  5. Analyse and test various types of circuit configurations using mathematical methods and simulation software.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Review of DC Biasing Circuits
Review of DC biasing (the DC load line), Base Bias, Voltage-Divider Bias, Other Transistor Biasing Circuits
Introduction to Amplifiers
Amplifier Properties, BJT Amplifier Configurations, Amplifier Classifications, Decibels
Common-Emitter (CE) Amplifiers
AC Concepts, Roles of Capacitors in Amplifiers, CE AC Equivalent Circuit, Amplifier Gain, Gain and Impedance Calculations, Swamped Amplifiers, h-Parameters
Other BJT Amplifiers
Emitter Follower (Common-Collector), AC Analysis, Darlington Emitter-Follower, Common-Base Amplifier
Field-Effect Transistors
Introduction to JFETS, JFET Biasing Circuits, Common-Source Amplifier, Common-Drain and Common Gate Amplifiers, Specification Sheets and Applications
Introduction to MOSFETs
MOSFET Construction and Handling, D-MOSFETs, E-MOSFETS, Dual-Gate MOSFETs
Amplifier Frequency Response
Basic Concepts, BJT Amplifier Frequency Response, FET Amplifier Frequency Response, Multistage Amplifiers
Operational Amplifiers
Op-Amps and Operation Overview, Differential Amplifiers, Specifications, Inverting and Noninverting Amplifiers, Troubleshooting, Op-Amp frequency response, Negative Feedback
Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification Review
Laws and Rules of Boolean Algebra, DeMorgan’s Theorems, Boolean Analysis of Logic Circuits, Simplification Using Boolean Algebra, Standard Forms, Karnaugh Map, Karnaugh Map SOP Minimisation
Functions of Combinational Logic
Adders, Parallel Binary Adders – Look-Ahead Carry and Ripple, Comparators, Decoders, encoders, Code Converters, Multiplexers, Parity Generators/Checkers
Latches, Flip-Flops, and Timers
Latches, Edge-Triggered Flip-Flops and Operating Characteristics, Flip-Flop Applications, One-Shots, The Astable Multivibrator
Counters
Asynchronous Counters, Synchronous Counters, Up/Down Synchronous Counters, Design of Synchronous Counters, Cascaded Counters, Counter Decoding, Counter Applications
Shift Registers
Basic Shift Register Operations, Various Serial/Parallel In/Out combinations of Shift Register, Bidirectional Shift Registers, Shift Register Counters, Shift Register Applications
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test This will be the first of a series of three written coursework examinations and will be given in week 4. The contents of the exam will examine the students understanding of the content covered to week 3. The exam will provide students with an appreciation of the level of understanding needed for the main exam at the end of the semester. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 Week 4 50
Class Test This will be the second of a series of three written coursework examinations and will be given in week 8. The contents of the exam will examine the students understanding of the content covered from week 4 to week 7. The exam will provide students with an appreciation of the level of understanding needed for the main exam at the end of the semester. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 Week 8 50
Class Test This will be the final of a series of three written coursework examinations and will be given in week 12. The contents of the exam will examine the students understanding of the content covered throughout the semester. The exam will provide students with an appreciation of the level of understanding needed for the main exam at the end of the semester. 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 Week 12 90
Group Project The small group project will run for 6 weeks and will involve the use of appropriate simulation software to design and test a number of analogue and digital circuits associated with the material presented within the lectures and tutorials. 2,3,4,5 10.00 0 0 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
A limited period of time will be made available to learners seeking to recover experimental and other CA. Any augmented CA will be considered by the Autumn Board Meeting

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Robert T. Paynter 2005, Introductory Electronic Devices and Circuits: Conventional Flow Version (7th Edition), 7th Ed. [ISBN: 0131716417]
  • Thomas L. Floyd 2008, Digital Fundamentals (10th Edition), 10 Ed. [ISBN: 0132359235]
  • Thomas L. Floyd 2004, Electronic Devices: Conventional Current Version, 7 Ed. [ISBN: 0131140809]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 Mandatory