
Course unit
ELECTRONICS (Numerosita' canale 2)
IN03102536, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Core courses 
INGINF/01 
Electronics 
9.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
First semester 
Year 
3rd Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Lecture 
9.0 
72 
153.0 
No turn 
Prerequisites:

Capability to solve linear electrical network by applying the basic laws of circuit theory (voltage and current Kirchhoff's law, Thevenin and Norton theorems, the principle of superposition of the effects). Basic knowledge of signal and system theory is recommended, with particular reference to the concepts of impulse response, frequency response and transfer function of a linear timeinvariant system, as well as Laplace transform and Fourier transform operators. 
Target skills and knowledge:

The course provides a basic understanding of the physical and electrical models of semiconductor devices used in modern microelectronic circuits. The student will learn the basic principles of analog electronic circuits: singletransistor amplifiers, multistage amplifiers, operational amplifier based circuits, filters, nonlinear circuits. Finally, the basic techniques for the analysis and design of analog electronic circuits will be provided. 
Examination methods:

The examination consists of a written test with problems on the analysis and synthesis of analog circuits and problems related to semiconductor devices physics and equivalent models. In order too successfully solve the problems the following capabilities are requested: i) theoretical knowledge of electronic devices and circuits; ii) ability to analyze linear networks and iii) quantitatively solve the related equations. 
Assessment criteria:

Assessment of the level of understanding of microelectronic device and circuit theory (physical models of solid state devices, principle of operation of basic analog circuits), as well as the ability to solve practical problems related to analog circuits. 
Course unit contents:

Principles of operation of solid state devices:
physics of semiconductors (basics), junction diodes, bipolar transistors, fieldeffect transistor.
Diode circuits:
clipping, peak detector, half and fullwave rectifiers, voltage regulators.
Singletransistor amplification:
bias networks for discrete and integrated circuits, small signal models. Case study of an amplifier stage in linear and nonlinear regime.
Differential stage:
basic topology; currentmirror bias circuit; active load.
Multistage amplifiers:
ac and dc coupling; elementary operational amplifier.
Opampbased circuits:
inverting and noninverting amplifier, adder, integrator, differentiator. Instrumentation amplifier. Active filters. Nonlinear circuits: comparator, Schmitt trigger, relaxation oscillator. Effects of opamp finite gain and bandwidth. 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

About twothirds of the lectures will be devoted to theory, one third to the solution of numerical problems and analysis of case studies. Theoretical lectures will be presented either with slides or at the blackboard . A systematic problemsolving methodology will be presented. 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

Additional suggested textbooks:
S. Sedra, K. C. Smith, “Circuiti per la Microelettronica”, EDISES, 2012, IV edizione.
P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. Lewis, R. G. Meyer, “Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits”, John Wiley & Sons, 2009, V edizione. 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

Jaeger, Richard C.; Blalock, Travis N.; Meneghesso, Gaudenzio; Neviani, Andrea, MicroelettronicaRichard C. Jaeger, Travis N. Blalockedizione italiana a cura di Gaudenzio Meneghesso e Andrea Neviani. Milano: McGrawHill, 2017. Quarta Edizione

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
 Lecturing
 Case study
 Problem solving
 Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
 Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
 Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
 One Note (digital ink)
 Matlab
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

