
Course unit
ANALOG ELECTRONICS
SC02111793, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines 
FIS/01 
Experimental Physics 
6.0 
Course unit organization
Period 
Second semester 
Year 
3rd Year 
Teaching method 
frontal 
Type of hours 
Credits 
Teaching hours 
Hours of Individual study 
Shifts 
Lecture 
6.0 
48 
102.0 
No turn 
Prerequisites:

None 
Target skills and knowledge:

● Knowledge of analog electronics basics
● Ability to decipher an analog circuit by detecting its main functional blocks
● Ability to understand and calculate the approximate behavior of the main blocks within an electronic circuit
● Basic ability to design new analog circuits 
Examination methods:

Oral examination 
Assessment criteria:

The criteria for the evaluation of the oral test take into account the correctness of contents, arguing clarity and critical analysis 
Course unit contents:

1. TOOLS FOR CIRCUIT ANALYSIS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING
 Laws of Kirckhhoff, Thevenin, Norton, Miller
 Sensors and Transducers: electric modeling
 A fundamental theorem: RamoShockley
 Transfer function: time and frequency domain
 practical use of Laplace's transformation
2. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES  DIODES
 Semiconductor review, pn junctions
 Different types of diode
 Diode as rectifier and rectifier
 Diode as a switch: capacitive effects
 Translinear (Gilbert) principle
3. SEMICONDUCTOR  TRANSISTOR DEVICES
 BJT, MOSFET, JFET working principles
 Simplified models for small and large signals
 Capacitive effects, frequency, switching and transient behavior
 Transistors as switches
 Transistors for amplification: basic blocks (Polarization, current generators and current mirrors, fundamental configurations with a transistor (EC, CC, BC), amplifiers and voltage and current buffers, frequency behavior, basic twotransistor blocks)
4. OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS
 Introduction to various types of OPA
 Ideal / Non Ideal OPA (Main limitations)
 Introduction to feedback trough ideal OPAs
 gain, ideal gain and loop gain
 loop nodes and branches behavior (virtual ground)
5. FEEDBACK
 Introduction to feedback
 inverting / noninverting elementary configurations
 Benefits: Stability, Linearity, Noise, Impedance, Bandwidth
 negative / positive feedback
 Useful tools for feedback analysis
 simplified methods and Blackman theorem
 classification → current / voltage feedback
 Examples from simple to complex
 Voltage, current, transimpedance, transconductivity amplifiers
 Circuit analysis with negative feedback
 Feedback and frequency behavior (stability criteria, roots loci)
6. FUNDAMENTAL ANALOG CIRCUITS  LINEAR AND NON LINEAR
7. OUTLINE OF NOISE ISSUES AND SIGNAL RECOVERY 
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:

Frontal lectures and numerical exercises 
Additional notes about suggested reading:

Slides shown during the lectures (see related Moodle page) 
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings) 

A.Lacaita, Circuiti Elettronici. : , .

T.H.Wilmshurst, Analog Circuit techniques. : , .

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
 Lecturing
 Laboratory
 Problem based learning
 Working in group
 Questioning
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Mathematica
 Matlab
 ngspice

