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ELECTRONICS

CODE 72344
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9273 INGEGNERIA ELETTRONICA E TECNOLOGIE DELL'INFORMAZIONE(L-8) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides the basic tools for the analysis and design of electronic circuits and systems. The expected learning outcomes are: being able to understand the functioning of the main electronic components; being able to analyze and design non complex electronic circuits and to study their detailed behavior by means of a circuit simulator.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is to provide the student with the basic methods and tools for the analysis and design of electronic circuits and systems: 1. operation of the main electronic components; 2. analysis and simulation of electronic circuits (analog and digital) of medium complexity; 3. design of simple analog and digital circuits. The course contents are strictly connected to the objectives of the C.L. to provide a systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of electronic and telecommunications engineering, also in relation to the evolution of the concept of electronic system from integration of blocks to integration of functions in a single system.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Acquisition of the basic methods and tools to be able to analyze and design circuits and electronic systems made with discrete components or integrated circuits.

    Acquisition of specific technical contents

    - Operation of the main electronic components (diodes, bipolar transistors, FET transistors) realized in discrete and integrated form.

    - Methods and tools for theoretical analysis, design, and simulation of of non complex electronic circuits.

    Learning results

    - Understanding of the functioning of the main electronic components (diodes, bipolar transistors, FET transistors), and their potentialities and limitations in the creation of discrete and integrated electronic circuits.

    - Ability to analyze the basic behavior of non complex electronic circuits and to study their precise behavior by means of a circuit simulator, evaluating their functioning and limitations.

    - Ability to design non complex electronic circuits starting from project specifications and evaluating the possible choices.

    PREREQUISITES

    - Basic knowledge of Mathematics and Physics

    - Foundations of Logical Networks

    - Foundations of Circuit Theory

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course is delivered through frontal lectures:theoretical lessons and exercise lessons with the application of the course content to problems of analysis and design.

    The course materials can be found on the Aulaweb course module: slides of the theoretical lessons, teaching discussion forum, work sheets, texts and solutions of the exercises, texts and solutions of the ongoing tests and of the exam tests, and examples of simulation circuits.

    Students are strongly encouraged to use actively and without hesitation the Forum for teaching discussions to ask for explanations and clarifications, both on theoretical topics of the course and on the execution of exercises which were seen in class or carried out by the student. This activity is facilitated by the possibility provided by AulaWeb to enclose to the posts on the Forum pictures of the exercises, directly carried out from the ezercise sheets.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    - Introduction to semiconductor physics.

    - Structure and functioning of electronic components: diodes, bipolar transistors, FET transistors.

    - General techniques of analysis and design of electronic circuits in static and dynamic conditions.

    - Operation, analysis and design of discrete and integrated electronic circuits: current mirrors, active loads, amplifiers, power stages, differential amplifiers.

    - Operational amplifiers: circuit structure, open and closed loop operation, examples of use for the flexible implementation of electronic systems.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Reference material

    - Slides and course material in pdf electronic format.

    Bibliography

    - Sedra, Smith,  Circuiti per la  Microelettronica, ed. Edises.

    - Jaeger, Blalock, Microelettronica, ed. McGraw Hill.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FRANCESCO CURATELLI (President)

    DANIELE CAVIGLIA

    ERMANNO DI ZITTI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    As in the Calendar of the 2nd semester lessons on the site of the Polytechnic School.

    Class schedule

    ELECTRONICS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of a written test and, in case of passing (minimum grade 16/30) of an oral exam. Alternatively, only attending students can take two intermediate written tests (with a minimum total score of 16/30) that allow a more precise and detailed assessment of the level of knowledge acquired and the achievement of the educational objectives of the course. The oral examination is optional if the total grade of the intermediate tests is greater than or equal to 18/30. Furthermore, the execution of a monographic project allows obtaining (valid for one year) up to 2 additional points to the evaluation of written tests (final or intermediate)

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The assessment evaluates the acquisition of the concepts contained in the course, the ability to apply these concepts to the resolution of circuit analysis/design exercises and the student's reasoning skills.

    Written tests (intermediate or complete) are organized in two parts. Part A consists of questions concerning all the course topics (complete test) or the period just completed (intermediate tests), and allow to evaluate the theoretical knowledge acquired. Part B consists of two problems of analysis / circuit design to be solved according to the given specifics, and has the purpose of evaluating the application of the knowledge acquired by the student in solving circuital problems.

    In case of passing the complete written test it is necessary to have an oral exam in which, starting from the evaluation of the written test, it is verified the achievement of the educational objectives of the teaching and the level of knowledge acquired by the student. The exam is not passed when the training objectives have not been reached; in this case the student is invited to deepen the study and to make use of further explanations by the professor in charge of some contents or the study method to be adopted.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    11/01/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    11/01/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    15/02/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    15/02/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    04/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA II prova scritta intermedia
    25/06/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Recupero prove intermedie
    16/07/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    16/07/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    15/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    15/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto