Non-Linear Electronic Circuits

Higher education teachers: Topič Marko
Collaborators: Glažar Boštjan
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64224

Subject description


Passed exam of the subject Analog Electronic Circuits

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Circuits for reshaping the signal forms
  • Resistive circuits
  • Ohmic rectifiers
  • Voltage limiters
  • Voltage regulators
  • Current regulators
  • Comparators
  • Non-linear amplifiers
  • Power amplifiers
  • Dynamic circuits
  • RC rectifiers
  • Voltage multipliers
  • Signal detectors
  • Clampers
  • Circuits for generating signals
  • Monostable, bistable and astable multivibrators
  • Switching regulators
  • DC/DC regulators
  • AC/DC (power supplies)
  • DC/AC (inverters)
  • Phase-locked loops
  • Basic principles and components
  • Applications
  • A/D and D/A conversion circuits
  • Sample/Hold circuits
  • Anti-aliasing filters
  • A/D circuits
  • D/A circuits

Objectives and competences:

The subject extends the knowledge of analog electronic circuits and provides foundations of non-linear electronic circuits. The subject covers principles of signal reshaping or generation by non-linear circuits and provides practical examples of real world devices. The content is selected as a broad range of non-linear circuit types and is a foundation for advanced concepts in analog electronics.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of principles and systematic knowledge of non-linear electronic circuits. Capability to use non-linear circuits in engineering design, to integrate them in more complex electronic systems appropriate for variety of environments.
  • Based on fundamental knowledge and good practice cases to gain capability of understanding, use, evaluation, analysis and design of non-linear electronic circuits and systems.
  • Practical approach in solving problems of analog electronics offers an upgrade of fundamental knowledge and cross-fertilization to other electronic and electrical engineering fields.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures, laboratory work, work at home.

Study materials


  1. James W Nilsson and Susan Riedel: Electric Circuits (8th Edition) (2007)
  2. Roland E. Thomas: The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits (2006)
  3. Donald O. Pederson and Kartikeya Mayaram: Analog Integrated Circuits for Communication: Principles, Simulation and Design (2007)
  4. M. Topič, A. Levstek in M. Jankovec: Zbirka rešenih nalog iz nelinearnih elektronskih vezij, 2006.
  5. M. Topič: Nelinearna elektronska vezja (učbenik v pripravi).

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Advanced Power Systems