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ELTR6002 - Analogue Electronics 1

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Title:Analogue Electronics 1
Long Title:Analogue Electronics 1
Module Code:ELTR6002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Electronic Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARTIN HILL
Module Author: John Horan
Module Description: This module explores the processing, storage, and communication of signals, and how they represent information. The semiconductor diode and its application in passive circuits is also studied.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Distinguish between continuous and discrete information sources and signals, and describe commonly used transducers for generating these signals.
LO2 Explain standard waveform terminology and calculate amplitude, frequency, and phase values for repetitive waveforms.
LO3 Discuss the concepts of complex waveforms and frequency spectra, and describe electromagnetic waves and telecommunication systems.
LO4 Explain the principles of amplification and bandwidth, calculate decibel gain, and sketch frequency response plots on log-linear graph paper.
LO5 Describe pn-junction theory and build and test diodes and rectifier circuits
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite 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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information and Transducers
Continuous and discrete information sources and signals. Commonly used transducers for generating signals from information sources.
Waveform Terminology
Standard waveform terminology, calculation of amplitude, frequency, and phase values for repetitive waveforms.
Complex Waveforms
Overview of complex waveforms, harmonically related sine waves, and frequency spectra. Principles of electromagnetic radiation and telecommunication systems.
Signals and Amplifiers
Principles of amplification,bandwidth, and frequency response. Calculation of decibel power and voltage gains, use of log-linear graph paper for frequency response plots.
Semiconductor Theory
Basic theory of atomic bonding, semiconductor doping and conduction, pn-junctions, drift and diffusion current. Effects of temperature variation on biased pn-junctions.
Diode Applications
Silicon diode characteristics, ac resistance, data sheet. The diode as a 2-state device. Load-line analysis of simple diode circuit. Operation of half-wave and full-wave rectifier circuits, and the effects of capacitor smoothing. Examples of other diode applications such as clippers, clampers, and voltage multiplyers.
Laboratory Programme
Resistance identification and measurement. Use of Oscilloscope and Function Generator. Diode characteristics, and applications in clipping, clamping, and voltage doubling circuits. Half-wave and full-wave rectifier circuits. Capacitor-smoothed rectifiers. Demonstrations to enhance understanding of key points arising during the programme, and to illustrate correct use of laboratory equipment.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Open-book Examination Assessment of lecture material covered during weeks 1 to 6. 2,3 10.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous assessment of laboratory programme, build and test diode circuits. 2,5 20.0 Every Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,5 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction and discussion. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory based exercises and demonstrations. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further study of class material and recommended resources. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction and discussion. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory based exercises and demonstrations. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further study of class material and recommended resources. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Thomas Floyd 2018, Electronic Devices, 10th Ed., Pearson International [ISBN: 1-29-222299-8]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Neil Storey 2004, Electrical & Electronic Systems, Pearson Prentice-Hall [ISBN: 0130930466]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EELES_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering Sept 2021 1 Mandatory
CR_EELXE_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_EELXE_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory

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