Electronic Circuit Design (ELEC3404)


This unit of study aims to teach students analysis and design techniques for electronic systems such as signal amplifiers, differential amplifiers and power amplifiers. Completion of this unit will allow progression to advanced studies or to work in electronics and telecommunication engineering.
Topics covered are as follows. The BJT and MOSFET as an amplifier. Biasing in amplifier circuits. Small signal operation and models. Single stage amplifiers. Internal capacitances and high frequency models. The frequency response of the common-emitter amplifier. Current sources and current mirrors. Differential amplifiers. Output stages and power amplifiers:class A, class B and class AB.

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Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/fortnight; Laboratory 3 hrs/fortnight.


Through semester assessment (50%) and Final Exam (50%)


Sedra and Smith/Microelectronic Circuits/6th/2010/9780195323030//

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Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.