Engineering and design

Electronic Circuit & Systems Design

Module code: H7076
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Laboratory, Lecture, Practical
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

Topics include:

  • filters: frequency domain analysis, gain and phase and use of the s variable
  • types of filter response, low-pass, band-pass and relation to the transfer function
  • design of low-order active filters from pole-zero locations
  • Butterworth, Chebyshev and Elliptic responses with design from tables and computer programs
  • small-signal analysis with matrix-based nodal analysis for circuits using operational amplifiers
  • computer-based analysis in the frequency domain and time domain
  • circuits: instrumentation amplifiers, logarithmic amplifiers, oscillators, mixers and other communication circuits
  • analysis and design considering temperature compensation and stability
  • coursework: design project of a small analogue circuit, computer-aided printed circuit layout, building and testing, computer-aided analysis.

Pre-requisite

Electrical Circuits and Devices,
Electromechanics,
Electronic Devices and Circuit Prototyping

Module learning outcomes

  • Design active circuits taking account of the non-ideal behaviour of components
  • Critically evaluate a circuit design against a specification
  • To critically compare practical results with theory and simulations
  • To design, build and test active electronic circuits