Checking date: 29/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Electronics engineering fundamentals
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
All the subjets included within the first course; specially Cálculo I, Cálculo II and Física - Electrical Power Engineering Fundamentals (2º Course, 1st Semester). It is of utmost importance to have enough background on this issue.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- To know the purpose and operation of analog and digital electronic systems - To be able to use electronic instrumentation and test circuits with it - To know and use major electronic components
Description of contents: programme
THEORY: TOPIC 1. Electronic signals and systems 1.1 Block diagram of real electronic systems and subsystems. 1.2 Designing and building-up an electronic system. Main requirements. 1.3 Electronic signal types and their parameters that describe them. 1.4 Review of electric circuit analysis and basic circuit theory. TOPIC 2. Electronic instrumentation. Sensors and transducers 2.1 Lab instrumentation and measurement of electronic signals. 2.2 Electronic sensors. Classification. 2.3 Transducers. Classification. TOPIC 3. Amplifiers and analog electronic subsystems 3.1 Description and modeling. 3.2 Concept of transfer function. Classification. 3.3 Operational amplifiers. Negative feedback (stable) topologies. Electronic applications. 3.4 Software for analog circuit simulation. TOPIC 4. Electronic components and integrated circuits 4.1 Transistors: description, operation and applications. 4.2 Diodes: description, operation and applications. 4.3 Moore¿s Law and integrated electronic circuits manufacturing. TOPIC 5. Digital electronic subsystems and analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) conversion 5.1 Fundamentals of digital electronics. Numbering and coding in digital systems. 5.2 Boolean algebra. Basic logic gates. Boolean logic functions and representation. 5.3 Combinational and sequential digital circuits. Memories 5.4 Software for digital circuit simulation. 5.5 A/D and D/A converters. Characteristics. TOPIC 6. Power systems and energy conversion 6.1 Power sources. 6.2 Converters: CC/CC, inverters and rectifiers. LABORATORY: Implementation of some laboratory practices which deal with the fundamentals of Analog and Digital Electronics. Lab equipment handling and application of techniques to perform measurements on electronic circuits.
Learning activities and methodology
- Theory - Lectures (large group), problem resolution ¿ Seminars (small groups), individual tutorials, mentoring and student personal homework; oriented to theoretical knowledge acquisition and to understand the use of electronics through real applications. - Laboratory practices oriented to practical knowledge related with the contents of the course. - Computer aided sessions in small groups using CAD tools for simulation of electronic circuits. The aim of these sessions is to encourage the use of the CAD tools to complete the theoretical-practical learning throughout the course. - Small group sessions both in lab and computer classrooms to promote the student self-learning and to encourage the self-knowledge through a PBL (problem-based learning) methodology, following the guidelines from the Higher Education European Space. - Flipped classroom contents through an SPOC (Small Private Online Course) about lab skills.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 35
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 65
Basic Bibliography
  • Thomas L. Floyd.. Digital Fundamentals. Pearson Prentice Hall..
  • Thomas L. Floyd.. Electronic Devices. Pearson Prentice Hall..
  • Thomas L. Floyd.. Electric Circuits Fundamentals . Pearson Prentice Hall..

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.