This paper takes an applied systems analysis (or 'black box') approach to understanding analogue electronic circuits – the focus is 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 any 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. You will be introduced to lumped-constant components, pulse circuits, Laplace transforms, mesh and nodal analysis, filter topologies, Bode plots, Nyquist plots, two-port circuits and associated matrix methods, some freaky circuits, op-amp feedback circuits, and oscillators.
The paper is taught as 24 lectures integrated with practical laboratories held once per fortnight, that give you the chance to build some circuits that implement the ideas covered in lectures.
Dr Tim Molteno
|Topic Lecturer: Dr Tim Molteno |
|Pulse response of simple circuits|
|Laplace transforms and partial fractions|
|Numerical time and frequency domain analysis via LtSPICE|
|Mesh and nodal analysis|
|Bode plots, Nyquist plots|
|Feedback and oscillation|
Textbook: Theoretical and Computer Analysis of Systems and Networks (G. E. Bold and S.M. Tan). This textbook will be provided to students in the first lecture.
Formal University Information
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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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,858.95|
- ELEC 253 and MATH 170
- Recommended Preparation
- MATH 242
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Dr Tim Molteno
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
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- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
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- Learning Outcomes
- After completing this paper students will be able to:
- Understand and apply the concept of a transfer function of a system
- Analyse complex circuits using nodal and mesh methods
- Interpret the time and frequency descriptions of systems and transform between these representations
- Design filters and feedback networks to achieve desired frequency responses
- Be familiar with a range of common circuit topologies