University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDeals 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.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. 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.CONTENTTransistor amplifiers: small signal analysis, frequency response and distortion.Integrated electronics: multistage, cascode, differential and operational amplifiersPower amplifiers: Class A, B and AB, efficiency, distortion and thermal stabilityFeedback amplifiers: topologies and stabilityAnalog-Digital conversion: prefilters, sample and holdDigital Logic families (TTL, CMOS, ECL)characterisationPractical issues associated with implementing high speed digital circuits
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.