University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ELEC2320, PHYS2170

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Deals with transistor amplifiers, frequency response, integrated electronics, differential amplifiers, operational amplifiers, feedback amplifiers, and non-linear analogue circuits. The above areas along with A/D and D/A converters are developed with view to interfacing sensors to computer equipment. Switching issues in digital electronic systems are also considered.
    1. Gain a strong foundation in analogue electronics, in particular, as used in interfacing various sensing instruments to computer based monitoring and control systems.
    2. Develop an understanding of practical issues in implementing digital electronic circuits.
    Transistor amplifiers: small signal analysis, frequency response and distortion.
    Integrated electronics: multistage, cascode, differential and operational amplifiers
    Power amplifiers: Class A, B and AB, efficiency, distortion and thermal stability
    Feedback amplifiers: topologies and stability
    Analog-Digital conversion: prefilters, sample and hold
    Digital Logic families (TTL, CMOS, ECL)characterisation
    Practical issues associated with implementing high speed digital circuits

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.