Checking date: 28/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Electronics engineering fundamentals
Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (Plan: 444 - Estudio: 223)

Coordinating teacher: VERGAZ BENITO, RICARDO

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
- Electrical Power Engineering Fundamentals (2º Course, 1st Semester). It is strongly recommended to have it passed.
- Knowledge and understanding of the key aspects and concepts of electronics engineering - The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve electronics engineering problems using established methods - The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs to meet defined and specified requirements - The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, interpret the data and draw conclusions - Workshop and laboratory skills - The ability to combine theory and practice to solve electronics engineering problems
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
THEORY: TOPIC 1. Electronic signals and systems - Block diagram of real electronic systems and subsystems. - Designing and building-up an electronic system. Main requirements. - Electronic signal types and their parameters that describe them. - Review of electric circuit analysis and basic circuit theory. - RC and CR filters. Charging and discharging a capacitor. TOPIC 2. Electronic instrumentation. Sensors and transducers - Lab instrumentation and measurement of electronic signals. - Electronic sensors. Classification. - Transducers. Classification. TOPIC 3. Amplifiers and analog electronic subsystems - Description and modeling. - Concept of transfer function. Classification. - Operational amplifiers. Negative feedback (stable) topologies. Electronic applications. - Software for analog circuit simulation. TOPIC 4. Electronic components, its use in electronics and small signal analysis - Diodes: description, operation and applications. - Transistors: description, operation and applications. - 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 - Fundamentals of digital electronics. Numbering and coding in digital systems. - Boolean algebra. Basic logic gates. Boolean logic functions and representation. - Combinational and sequential digital circuits. - A/D and D/A converters. Characteristics. TOPIC 6: Small signal amplification - Small signal models. - MOSFET and BJT configurations and their usage - Amplifiers in analog integrated circuits PRACTICE : Implementation of some practices which deal with the fundamentals of Analog and Digital Electronics. Equipment handling and application of some 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. - Practices oriented to practical knowledge related with the contents of the course. - Small group sessions both in lab and normal classrooms (with computer) 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 a lab competences acquisition SPOC (Small Private Online Course)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Thomas L. Floyd. Digital fundamentals. Pearson Prentice Hall..
  • Thomas L. Floyd. Principles of Electric Circuits. Pearson Prentice Hall..
  • Thomas L. Floyd. Electronic Devices. Pearson Prentice Hall..
  • . Microelectronic Circuits . Oxford University Press. ISBN-10 9780199339136. ISBN-13 978-0199339136. 7th edition or higher. >2014
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
  • dte · Curso de Certificación de Laboratorio de Electrónica / Electronics Lab Certification Course :
Additional Bibliography
  • Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth Carless Smith. Microelectronic Circuits. Oxford University Press . 2010 and later
  • Norbert R. Malik. Circuitos electro¿nicos : ana¿lisis, diseño y simulacio¿n. Prentice-Hall. 1996
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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