This build on Electronics and has strong links – overlapping goals:|
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.
- Know the basic workings of an antenna and be able to match it to a circuit.
- Be able to design, simulate, build and measure circuits with transistors and opamps according to a given set of specifications
- Work in a scientific way comparing calculations, simulations and measurements
- Work efficiently in small groups, write and review (peer) papers, perform peer reviews
This Project Electronics consists of 3 parts:|
Lab assignments that directly link to the various topics in Electronics, that are essential for the 2nd and 3rd part.
The first project connects to the large signal, small signal and bias aspects of amplifiers, possibly with some stability issues. In this part, an audio power amplifier is designed, realized and demonstrated. A paper will be written on this, and double-blind reviews will be done.
The final project of this module is the design, realisation and characterization of an RF-transmit-receiver system to transmit audio wirelessly. A paper will be written on this, and double-blind reviews will be done.
The labs and projects are done in small groups, and includes peer review.