## Basic Electronics

Topics:

1A.Signals:

- in mathematical domain: time-domain, frequency domain, distortion,

- correlation. In physical domain: energy and power, harmonic distortion,

- signal-to-noise, dynamic range

1B.Passive components:

- Resistors: Ohm’s law, resistivity, diffused and poly resistors,

- Thermal properties, noise, vd pauw, 3D effects

- Inductors: Coil, single wire, bond-wire, transformer.

- Capacitors: dual plate, fringe capacitors, energy in capacitors.

- Non-linear elements: distortion, small-signal versus large signal

2.Semiconductors:

- Energy bands, Fermi level,

- Basic pn junction, I=f(Vpn) function. Mention of zener, breakdown

- Bipolar transistor: elementary principle, hfe, Early voltage, parasitic pnp transistor

- MOS transistor: classical model, modern view.

- Threshold voltage, current factor, drain modulation, mismatch, 1/f nosie.

- Large-signal versus small-signal: transconductance.

3.Circuits:

- Combining passive elements: Kirchhof, elementary filter function,

- kT/C noise, resistors ladders.

- Single transistor amplifier, source follower, cascode

- Inverter as amplifier

- Differential pair, operating circuits in differential and single-ended mode.

4.Complex circuits:

- Two stage amplifiers

- Feed-back, stability, oscillation

- Miller opamp

- Bandgap circuit

- Overview of CAD tools

Closely related but not covered in this course:

Laplace, z-transform, Poles-zeros

RF design, transmission lines, power elements

Instruction in CAD tools, simulation, lay-out

Target group | EE level without micro-electronics, young engineers, desiring to understand the bascis of analog design |

Prerequisites |
Education in physics or electrical engineering |

Achieved level at the end of he course | Understanding of the main design parameters, insight is device physics, elementary understanding of analog electronics design |

Lecture hours | 20 hours |

Homework | approx 30 hours |

Supporting material | Binder with slides Chapter 2 from Analog-to-digital conversion book |

Final test | project |

Cost level | On request |