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ELTR8002 - Analog and Digital Electronics

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Short Title:Analog and Digital Electronics
Full Title:Analog and Digital Electronics
Module Code:ELTR8002
 
NFQ Level:Advanced
 
ECTS Credits:5.0
Module Coordinator:JOSEPH CONNELL
Description:This course introduces students to ic circuit design using MOSFET circuits. It analyzes some basic MOSFET circuit architectures and works up to the design and analysis of a MOSFET based op-amp. It intoduces students to a variety of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters. It also covers a range of power supplies and voltage regulators.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Analyze MOSFET based circuits using small-signal and DC analysis.
  2. Discuss the frequency performance of MOSFET circuits and quantify this performance for some common architectures.
  3. Analyze the stability and frequency performance of an op-amp architecture.
  4. Be able to describe in detail the principle of operation of a selection of common ADC and DAC converters.
  5. Describe the design and analyze the performance of voltage regulators - including switching mode power supplies.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Students will have a knowledge of electronic components and circuit theory.
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No co-requisites listed listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
  • MOSFET.
    Basic MOSFET theory of operation. MOSFET parameters and their effect on circuit performance.
  • MOSFET circuits - DC analysis.
    DC analysis of MOSFET circuits using basic equations for MOSFET performance.
  • MOSFET circuits - ac analysis.
    Frequency dependence of MOSFET circuits. Effects of capacitances. Derivation of transfer functions.
  • Op-amp design.
    Design of MOSFET based op-amps. Evaluation of stability , phase margin and frequency performance.
  • Converters
    Architectures of common ADCs and DACs. Relevant parameters. Limits of performance. Key specificiations. Design considerations.
  • Voltage regulators and power supplies.
    Architectures of voltage regulators. Relevant parameters. Limits of performance. Key specificiations. Design considerations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.0%
End of Semester Formal Examination70%
 Outcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Formal End-of-Semester Examination1,2,3,4,570%Semester End
Coursework Breakdown
TypeDescriptionOutcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/Skills EvaluationPractical evaluation of class room theory.1,2,3,4,510.0Week 4
Practical/Skills EvaluationPractical evaluation of class room theory.1,2,3,4,510.0Week 7
Practical/Skills EvaluationPractical evaluation of class room theory.1,2,3,4,510.0Week 10

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

WorkloadFull-time
TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
LectureTheory and problem solving skills2.0Every Week2.00
LabPractical application of theory.2.0Every Week2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact)Revision. Practical processing.3.0Every Week3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours4.00
WorkloadPart-time mode
TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
LectureTheory and problem solving1.5Every Week1.50
LabPractical application of theory.1.5Every Week1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact)Revision. Practical processing.3.0Every Week3.00
Part-Time Total Weekly Learner Workload6.00
Part-Time Total Weekly Contact Hours3.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • David A. Johns , Ken Martin 1996, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, 1st edition. Ed. [ISBN: 978-0471144489]
  • Department of Electronic Engineering., Lecture notes.

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