Linear Electronics

Higher education teachers: Bürmen Arpad
Collaborators: Olenšek Jernej
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64633

Subject description


  1. Enrolment in the year of the course.
  2. Positive (passed) exam on Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I and II is required.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Two-port networks. Voltage, current, and power gain. Input and output admittance. Reciprocity, active and passive linear electronic circuits, absolute stability and potential instability. Systematic approach to writing down circuit equations.
  • Small-signal models of nonlinear electronic components. Operating point of nonlinear circuits. Nonlinear distortion. Small-signal circuit model. Bipolar junction transistor orientations: common emitter, common collector, and common base. Unipolar transistor orientations: common source, common drain, and common gate. Darlington pair, cascode amplifier, and differential amplifier.
  • Transfer function. Zeros and poles of a linear system. Bode diagram. Lower cutoff frequency. Nonlinear capacitances in linear electronics. Modelling transistors at high frequencies. Miller transformation. Upper cutoff frequency.
  • Linear feedback systems. Feedback in linear electronics. Characteristics of linear circuits with feedback. Stability and Nyquist criterion. Phase and gain margin.
  • Sine wave oscillators. Transient response and the poles of a linear system. Oscillation startup, oscillation with constant amplitude. Barkhausen criterion. Analysis of oscillator circuits.

Objectives and competences:

Basic knowledge of linear electronic circuit analysis and synthesis.

Intended learning outcomes:

The student will acquire the basic knowledge of the properties of common linear electronic circuits.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures with computational examples and laboratory practice.

Study materials

  1. Bürmen, Arpad, Linearna elektronika, Založba FE in FRI, 2012.
  2. Naemen, D. A, Microelectronics: circuit analysis and design, McGraw-Hill, 2010.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Electronics