For the electronics part, after this module the student should be able to (more detailed information on Canvas):
- Know how to model a diode and analyze circuits using the large signal behavior of diodes, rectifiers, clamping circuits and voltage multipliers.
- Know how to bias a BJT and a MOSFET and understand the limitations of the different bias circuits with respect to variations in temperature and component properties.
- Know the small signal equivalent circuit of a diode, BJT and MOSFET.
- Be able to transform a transistor circuit to its small signal equivalent form, analyze its behavior and make a bode plot of small signal properties like gain and in- and output impedances.
- Know the basic one transistor stages and their gain and input- and output impedances, and use this knowledge to choose and combine appropriate stages.
- Know and be able to analyze the effect of feedback on circuit properties like gain, bandwidth, distortion, input impedance and output impedance.
- Be able to analyze the stability of feedback circuits by Nyquist plots and bode plots of the loop gain.
- Understand the workings of an oscillator and determine its oscillation criteria.
- Know and be able to analyze the various building blocks inside an opamp like differential pair, current mirror and amplifier stages.
- Know the very basics of RF electronics, serving to revisit the majority of topics in this course.
The content of this module is twofold. The larger part of this module is dedicated to electronics, and builds upon the knowledge obtained in the previous 2 modules. This electronics part starts with an introduction into modeling of non-linear components and an introduction into semiconductor physics of diodes, bipolar transistors and MOS transistors. This is subsequently used for analysis and synthesis of basic analog circuits. These analog circuits are then extended into systems with feedback to create well-behaved stable circuits and well-behaved oscillators. The last part of the module presents an introduction into (radio frequency) transmitter systems and more complex analog circuits. The material is presented in the form of lectures.