Checking date: 24/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Electronic components and circuits
Bachelor in Telematics Engineering (Plan: 447 - Estudio: 215)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA CAMARA, BRAULIO

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Engineering and Architecture

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Physics, Systems and Circuits
The objective of this course is to achieve the basic training of the student on the electronic instruments, the electronic devices and the electronic circuits, and the application of this knowledge to solve some engineering problems. In order to achieve this objective, it is the aim of this course that the student will obtain the following knowledge and abilities: - A knowledge of how passive and active electronic devices work and their main applications. - A knowledge of the electronic instruments, the measuring methods and techniques. - An ability to analyze the main parameters of single and multi-stage amplifiers in small-signal domain. The specific skills that are developed in this course are the following: - An ability to apply the knowledge of analysis of circuits, the analysis of electronic circuits with passive components, active devices and amplifiers, in transient regime and stationary regime. - An ability to characterize the electronic parameters associated to passive components and amplifier circuits. In addition, an ability to interpret the results comparing them with manufacturer datasheets. - An ability to solve real problems through orientated exercises that are related to each thematic block and global case studies that involve the total contents of the course. - Knowledge of different instruments and measurement techniques and an ability to manage them in the laboratory, the use of commercial simulation tools and their application to characterize electronic circuits.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
COURSE PROGRAM 1.Electronic and Photonic Components. Characterization and Application Circuits 1.1. Passive components. 1.2. Analysis of circuits with passive components. 1.3. Laboratory instrumentation and measuring techniques 1.4. CAD tools for electronic circuits simulation 1.5. Fundamentals of semiconductors. Diodes and applications circuits. 1.6. Transistors. Applications circuits. 1.7. Photonic devices. Applications. 1.8. Introduction to microsystems 2.Electronic Signal Amplifiers 2.1. Basic concepts y parameters of amplifiers 2.2. Signal amplifiers with discrete components at the midband range. Configurations. 2.3. Current Sources and differential pair. 2.4. Active charges and integrated amplifiers. 2.5. Operation amplifiers and application circuits 3.Frequency response 3.1. Introduction to the frequency response. 3.2. Frequency response of Amplifiers.
Learning activities and methodology
During the first weeks of the course (10 sessions), a flipped classroom methodology will be used. Each week the students should watch the videos and complete the self-assessment activities of the SPOC "Electronic circuits and components". During the face-to-face classes of the week, practical activities will be carried out to reinforce the contents of the SPOC modules, including exercise classes, computer simulations and practical assemblies in the laboratory. In the remaining 19 sessions, a methodology based on lectures, practical classes for solving exercises and laboratory sessions will be developed. Overall, during the 29 face-to-face sessions of the course, the training activities are organized as following: - 25% Lectures (1.5 ECTS) where the main concepts are presented on the basis of mathematical tools and circuit analysis tools. The learning materials include the lecture notes, the classroom documentation, and the basic bibliography that is used as a reference for completing the themes and study them in depth. -60% Practical classes (3.6 ECTS) that are focused on solving exercises and case studies, and also on the ongoing evaluation. These classes are completed with the exercises and practical problems that are solved by the students at home. The methods of solving these cases are complemented with the use of computer simulation tools. - 15% Laboratory sessions (0.9 ECTS) where the students analyze, implement and measure in the laboratory basic electronic circuits with real application using the instrumentation and the measurement techniques. - Group tutorial.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Adel S. SEDRA, Kenneth C. SMITH, Tony C. Carusone, V. Gaudet. Microelectronic Circuits. Oxford University. 202
  • C. Siu. Electronic Devices, Circuits and Applications. Springer Nature Switzerland. 2022
  • Ian Sinclair. Passive Components for Circuits Design. Butterworth-Heinemann. 2001
Additional Bibliography
  • Adel S. SEDRA y Kenneth C. SMITH. Circuitos Microelectrónicos (Microelectronic Circuits). Oxford University Press, 4ed ( 2ª español). 2002
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