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Course unit
IN09111232, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0507, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge SIMONE BUSO ING-INF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/01 Electronics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 BUSO SIMONE (Presidente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Membro Effettivo)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)
10 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 BUSO SIMONE (Presidente)
CORRADINI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)

Prerequisites: The course assumes the student to be familiar with the contents and methods of Circuit Theory and Physics 2 courses.
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides the basic and applied knowledge of semiconductor devices and fundamental analog circuits (rectifiers, amplifiers, operational amplifiers). Besides, it provides the analysis and design capabilities for simple analog electronic circuits (single stage amplifiers, operational amplifier circuits).
After the lessons, the students should be able to study simple circuits, calculating their fundamental parameters, like, e.g., the voltage and current gains, the input and output resistances.
Examination methods: The exam is organized in two phases: a web based examination followed by, if passed, an oral examination. The former consists in the solution of a few simple exercises related to circuit analysis and semiconductor physics. The latter consists in the discussion of a few topics presented during the course and/or in the solution of simple analysis or design problems.
Assessment criteria: The final note depends on the knowledge level of the theoretical contents of the course as well as on the capability to apply the presented methods and the techniques to practical problems.
The evalaution takes into account not just the technical soundness of the applied methods, but also the clarity of the presentation.
Course unit contents: Fundamental electronic device physics: diodes and transistors (bipolar and field effect ones).
Diode applications. Single transistor amplifiers: bias networks and small signal analysis. Multiple stage amplifiers, differential amplifiers. Operational amplifiers: inverting and non-inverting configurations, Miller integrator, basic filter structures. Non ideal characteristics of the operational amplifiers: input and output impedances, offset voltage, offset and bias currents, slew-rate limitations, limited bandwidth. Application examples of the operational amplifiers.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons and drills.
Additional notes about suggested reading: On the course webpage, the instructor publishes lesson notes, slides covering specific topics like, e.g., device physics, solved exercises, both in pdf format and as short videos.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R.C. Jaeger, T.N. Blalock --: McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-88-386-6504-2, Microelettronica. --: McGraw-Hill, 2013. Quarta edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Millman, Jacob; Grabel, Arvin, Microelectronics. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987. ISBN 0-07-100596-X Cerca nel catalogo
  • Spencer, Richard R.; Ghausi, Mohammed S., Introduction to electronic circuit design. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN 0-201-36183-3 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Buso, Simone, Esercizi per il corso di Fondamenti di Elettronica. Bologna: Esculapio, 2017. ISBN 978-88-9385-053-7 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • One Note (digital ink)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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