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FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

CODE 72350
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 2nd year of 8784 INGEGNERIA MECCANICA (L-9) - LA SPEZIA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The module is designed to introduce the most common electronic components, including diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, operational amplifiers. On successful completion of this module, students will possess the skills and the tools for analyzing circuits based on these electronic components, knowing how to characterize fundamental applications such as rectifiers, amplifiers and non-linear circuits.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course is based on traditional classroom lessons also providing exercises and their solution. During the lectures, the PSPICE circuit simulator will sometimes be used to compare the numerical solution students with the anlytical approach involving approximations.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    1. Fundamentals of electronic circuits: bias and operating point.
    2. Diodes models and circuits (rectifiers, clippers, voltage regulators)
    3. Use of the PSPICE simulator for circuit analysis
    4. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJTs) and MOS Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) models for large-signal and small-signal applications
    5. Basic amplifier configurations using BJT and MOSFET transistors
    6. Operational Amplifiers: characteristics, parameters and use of feedback (negative and positive)
    7. Use of operational amplifiers for linear and non-linear applications.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Alternatives:

    • A.S. Sedra, K.C. Smith, “Microelectronic circuits”, New York Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016 (versione italiana: “Circuiti per la microelettronica”, Edises, 2006)
    • R.C. Jaeger, T.N. Blalock, “Microelettronica”, ed. McGraw-Hill Libri Italia srl, 2013.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ERMANNO DI ZITTI (President)

    GIULIO BARABINO

    PAOLO GASTALDO

    PAOLO MOLFINO

    MARIO NERVI

    RODOLFO ZUNINO

    MANSUETO ROSSI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is written, followed by a subsequent oral exam that may be optional for students who have obtained at least the sufficiency in the written exam.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The student's ability to solve simple electronic circuits and related problems will be evaluated, as well as the clarity of the exposure and the mastery of the issues related to electronic devices.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes