Analogue Systems Design II

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Analogue Systems Design II

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This is a second-tier course in Analog Systems Design. Aims: This module introduces you to more complex aspects of analog systems design. We consider multi-stage amplifiers and a range of non-linear circuits. An introduction to the Miller effect and high-frequency transistor circuit design is also given. Objectives: By the end of the module you should be able to understand how to design a multistage transistor amplifier and the advantages and trades-offs associated with such designs. You should also understand how operational amplifiers can be configured for non-linear operation. You should also gain an understanding of hysteresis effects and be able to design Schmitt Trigger circuits including an astable multivibrator. Power efficiency of various amplifier configurations is also covered and fundamental RF circuits such as the Cascode amplifier are analyzed. By the end of this module you should be able to understand the various transistor sub-circuts which comprise a basic 741 op-amp.

    Learning Outcomes
    Recognise and/or apply different circuit topologies to implement a variety of analogue functions
    Design multi-component transistor circuits to meet specified operational parameters.
    Use linearised models of components to analyse the nominal/or idealised behaviour of circuits
    Analyze the power efficiency of circuits and/or design circuits to meet specified power efficiency criteria.
    Design and/or apply non-linear circuit elements to implement various analogue functions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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