


Politecnico di Torino  
Academic Year 2010/11  
05EIUNX, 06EIUOD Electronic circuits 

1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering  Torino 1st degree and Bachelorlevel of the Bologna process in Physical Engineering  Torino 





Expected learning outcomes
By the end of this class, a student shall know active device models, basic analog amplifier topologies and amplifiers using feedback. He or she will understand the effects of feedback on amplifier gain and impedances. After this class a student will be able to analyze simple amplifiers using discrete devices, finding bias point, transfer functions and impedances, by means of a fair number of different analysis tools, both using a simulator and by hand calculation. In addition the students shall be able to use the most common instruments present in a laboratory and to evaluate the instrument uncertainty.  Find bias point for bjt and mosbased amplifiers  Calculating the small signal circuit for active devices  Recognize the feedback topology and evaluate its effects on a circuit  Find transfer functions and network impedances  Know the basics of the measurement theory and of the uncertainty propagation according to the deterministic model  Estimate the uncertainty of a measurement according to the deterministic model.  Use of the basic laboratory instrumentation  Use the common laboratory instrumentation 
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Circuit theory of linear networks, steady state and transient ciruit analysis. Frequency domain analysis. Physics I and II.

Contents
Basic safety rules in a laboratory, fundamentals of measurements, uncertainty propagation according to the deterministic model (20 hrcr)
Specification and use of basic laboratory instrumentation (e.g power supply, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes,') (20 hr) Large and small signal models for both MOS and BJT (8) Active device biasing (6) Basic amplifier circuits using MOS and BJTs (8) Impedances and transfer functions (8) Feedback and feedback circuits (10) Calculation and computation methods of transfer functions and impedances (20) 
Delivery modes
Lab exercises on the use of basic instrumentation and uncertainty estimation in typical lab measurements
Digital simulation of simple circuits and possibly their lab implementation and test. 
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
A. Carullo, U. Pisani, A. Vallan: Fondamenti di misure e strumentazione elettronica, Ed. CLUT Torino,(2006)
C. Beccari ' Circuiti Elettronici, CLUT Sedra ' Smith ' Microelectronic Circuits, 6th Ed. Oxford University Press, Appunti dal corso, a disposizione sul portale della didattica Esempi di esercizi svolti 
Assessment and grading criteria
Written test about theory and numerical problem, oral exam. Grade of written part is curved and normalized. Final grade about 50% written test and 50% oral exam.

