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ELEC353 Analogue Electronics

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Theoretical and computer analysis of analogue electronic networks; transistor and operational amplifiers; time and frequency responses; passive and active filters; phase locked loops.

This paper follows an applied-systems-analysis approach to understanding analogue electronic circuits, with the focus on the way a circuit transforms inputs to outputs. We develop design-oriented analysis tools that allow us to calculate and understand the operation of an analogue electronic network, hence aiding design. In addition to developing analytic tools, we will use the computer programs LTSpice and Matlab to perform the calculations required to make predictions from theory or to provide a simulation tool for circuit design.

Paper title Analogue Electronics
Paper code ELEC353
Subject Electronics
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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ELEC 253 and MATH 170
Recommended Preparation
MATH 202
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Course co-ordinator: Dr Tim Molteno


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  1. Understand and apply the concept of a transfer function of a system
  2. Analyse complex circuits using nodal and mesh methods
  3. Interpret the time and frequency descriptions of systems and transform between these representations
  4. Design filters and feedback networks to achieve desired frequency responses
  5. Be familiar with a range of common circuit topologies

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22