AELE337: Electronics II (Spring2017)

 
Instructor Course Description Textbooks Assessment Schedule and Notes
 

     
Instructor:
  Dr. Costas Kyriacou  
  Office: Research Center - Room 111
  Phone: +357 22394394 - ext. 42111
  e-mail: eng.kc@fit.ac.cy
  Home Page: http://staff.fit.ac.cy/eng.kc/
  Office Hours: Tuesday 14:00 - 14:50 (Limassol Campus), Wednesday 10:50 - 12:40, Thursday 14:00 - 15:50, Friday 09:30 - 10:20

Course Description:
  1. Operational Amplifier Basics: The differential amplifier. Characteristics and limitations of operational amplifiers: Common mode rejection ratio, slew rate, maximum output voltage swing, frequency response and gain-bandwidth product. Negative feedback and its effect on gain and input impedance.

  2. Basic Operational Amplifier Circuits: Inverting and non-inverting amplifier, voltage follower, comparators, summing and difference amplifier. Cascaded amplifier analysis. Frequency response of cascaded amplifiers. Programmable Analog Technology and Field Programmable Analogue Arrays.

  3. Instrumentation Circuits: Data Converters, Anolog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog basics and characteristics, data converter circuits. Instrumentation amplifier, Isolation amplifier and the trans-conductance amplifier, analogue multiplexers, digital potentiometers and digital volume control.

  4. Square Waveform and Pulse Generators: Types and characteristics of oscillators and square waveform generators. Feedback RC square wave generators using op-amps, Schmitt trigger and logic gates. Crystal square wave generators. Lookup table based complex waveform generators. Monostable multivibrators and one-shot circuits and applications. The 555 timer as a monostable, square waveform generator, and PWM oscillator.

  5. Lab Work: Experiments and simulatiion of electronic circuits based on operational amplifiers and other integrated devices.

TextBooks:
  • Thomas Floyd, Electronic Devices, Pearson Education, 9th Ed., 2014.

Assessment:
   
 
  • Midterm Exam: 40%
 
  • Lab Work: 20%
 
  • Final Exam: 40%

Schedule and Notes:
   
 
  1. Wednesday: 12:50 - 14:50 (Main Building - Room 12)
  2. Friday: 10:50 - 12:40 (Main Building - Room 12)

 

Week Date Topic Notes Labs/Assessment
1
06/02 - 10/02/2017
Course Outline -- Operational Amplifiers Basics Introduction ...OpAmpBasics  
2
13/02 - 17/02/2017
Basic Op-Amp Circuits I OpAmpCircuits I Lab1
3
20/02 - 24/02/2017
Basic Op-Amp Circuits II OpAmpCircuits II  
4
27/02 - 03/03/2017
Basic Op-Amp Circuits III OpAmpCircuits III Lab2
5
06/03 - 10/03/2017
Frequency Responce and Cascated Circuits Frequency Lab3
6
13/03 - 17/03/2017
Tutorial and Mid-Term Tutorial 1(Op Amps) Test (17/03/2017)
7
20/03 - 24/03/2017
Pulsed Circuits and Square Waveform Generators Pulse Generators Lab4
8
27/03 - 31/04/2017
Tutorial 2(PulseGen)
9
03/04 - 07/04/2017
 
--- 10/04 - 21/04/2017
Easter Break
10 24/04 - 28/04/2017 Data Converters (D/A and A/D) DataConverters    
11
01/05- 05/05/2017
Tutorial 3(DataConverters)
12
08/05 - 12/05/2017
 
13
15/05 - 19/05/2017
Revision    
14-15
22/05 - 09/06/2017
Final Exams