Module Catalogue

EEE2203 : Analogue Electronics

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Van-Tung Phan
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


•       To describe the operation of commercially important semiconductor devices (diodes, BJT, MOSFET) and how these are described by the semiconductor physics.
•       To present the causes of non-constant frequency response in electronic amplifiers.
•       To give an understanding of the non-idealities of real operational amplifiers.
•       To give an understanding of the application and effect of feedback in electronic circuits.
•       To present some forms of power amplifier in common use.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       PN junctions:- Current flow due to diffusion in non-uniform doped semiconductors; barrier height, depletion layer and current flow under zero bias, forward bias and reverse bias; explanation of the diode equation, diode capacitance; ideal diode I-V characteristic, deviation from ideal for a true diode.
•       Bipolar Transistor:
ideal device characteristics, deviation from ideal for a true BJT.
•       MOSFET:
ideal device characteristic, deviation from ideal for a true MOSFET.
•       D-A and A-D conversion techniques:
weighted resistors; ladder network; ramp conversion; successive approximation.
•       Amplifier frequency response:
Hybrid- model for bipolar transistors and FETs; analysis of the frequency response of single-stage amplifiers with bypass and coupling capacitors.
•       Operational Amplifiers:
The operational amplifier as an ideal device and its application for arithmetic operations, differentiation, integration, comparison, etc.
•       Feedback:
Voltage-series, current-series and current-shunt negative feedback as applied to electronic circuits.
•       Power Amplifiers:
Efficiency; class A; push-pull.
•       Laboratory Work:
Study of different ADC/DAC methods
The use of software packages for the design and analysis of amplifiers and investigations into the response of real operational amplifiers in various operating modes.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final examination.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion181:0018:00Revision for final examination.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Case study/ problem solving exercises.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Lab report.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00Lab sessions.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study341:0034:00General reading; reviewing lecture notes; solving practice problems.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading, problem solving practice is provided through tutorials. Work is further re-enforced through laboratory sessions.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A70N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report1M15N/A
Case study1M15Case study/ problem solving exercises.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the lecture course material. The lab report and case study enables students to research a topic not covered in the lectures and so put their understanding into practice. Laboratory sessions offer the opportunity for reinforcement of key concepts through the use of hands on experiments, designed to complement the material presented as part of the formal lectures.

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