Introduction to Communication Electronics

Higher education teachers: Sešek Aleksander
Credits: 5
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64708

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the 2 year – of professional study program: Applied Electrical Engineering - ICT

Content (Syllabus outline):

Linear circuits and signals: a linear system, signal types, signal characteristics, presentation of signals composing signals. Electrical circuits with concentrated elements: properties, theorems, energy, power. The analysis of linear circuits and systems. Semiconductor fundamentals: the basic elements of bipolar and CMOS technology. Analog electronic circuits, the building blocks of analog communication circuits. Digital electronic circuits: the building blocks of digital communication circuits. Signal integrity. Basics of AD and DA converters. The role and importance of standards of communication and multimedia circuits and systems.

Objectives and competences:

Understanding the basics of operation of electronic circuits in telecommunication and multimedia systems from the perspective of the transmission and signal processing and basic approaches to analyzing analog and digital systems. Understanding the functionality and familiarity with selected analog and digital electronic circuits. Knowledge of modern technologies and standards, Understanding specifications and selection of appropriate solutions on the market. The course provides a basis for understanding the physical layer of communication systems.

Intended learning outcomes:

Understanding the operation of electronic circuits and their limitations, approaches to the design and understanding of the basic features. Upgrade the knowledge of basic electrical engineering courses.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures
  • laboratory work
  • homework

Study materials


1. T. L. Floyd, Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices and Applications, Prentice Hall, 2003.

2. T. E. Price, Analog electronics, Prentice Hall, 1997

3. J. Wakerly, Digital electronics, Wiley, 2001.

4. J. Mlakar, Linearna vezja in signali, Založba FE in FRI, 2002.

5. Kopije prosojnic predavanj in navodila za laboratorijske vaje/Copies of lecture slides and instructions for laboratory exercises

Study in which the course is carried out

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