|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Unit Convenor, Lecturer
Binesh Puthen Veettil
Mondays 11AM-1PM (via zoom). Please check iLearnCo-convenor, Lecturer
Fridays 1PM-3PM (via zoom). Please check iLearn
((ELEC2005 or ELEC2075 or ELEC275) and 130cp at 1000 level or above) or admission to MEngElecEng
This unit builds on linear and nonlinear circuit design, and further develops the topics of analogue circuit theory and practice with an emphasis on the circuit and system design. It covers semiconductor devices, circuit simulations, transistor amplifiers, operational-amplifiers, mixers and power amplifiers. It will also deal with advanced topics which may include noise and non-linear design issues. Students will get hands-on experience in designing and building small signal amplifiers, power amplifiers and mixers as well as working with professional software packages for circuit design and analysis.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Pre-classroom online quiz||5%||No||Ends before each week's lectorial|
|Class test||5%||No||check iLearn|
|Take-home assignment||20%||No||check iLearn|
|Lab report||15%||No||check iLearn|
Students are expected to go through the online learning content, understand the theory and attempt the online quiz each week before attending the classroom activities of that week.
This is a one-hour open-book test conducted via iLearn during the regular lecture hour. There will be only one class test in total.
Take-home assignments mainly consist of numerical problems on the concepts learned. The answers are to be submitted online via iLearn. There will be four assignments in total.
A final examination will be conducted during the formal examination period. This examination will assess all topics discussed in the unit unless otherwise specified.
The experiments are designed to explore the practical aspects of the theory discussed in the unit. There are four lab modules in total. Marks are awarded for the pre-lab work, maintaining an up-to-date lab book, active participation in the lab, and the demonstration of results. Labs will be conducted in the electronics laboratory (circuit implementation and testing).
Students are required to submit two individually written reports on two of the four lab modules. Lab reports will be assessed on the basis of originality, format, clarity, relevance, analysis of the results and the quality of technical writing.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Sedra and Smith- Microelectronic Circuits 6th Edition. The material will also cover other books and journal articles. Reading recommendations will be provided through iLearn.
Classrooms lectures+tutorials ( called lectorials) will be conducted online via Zoom. All the learning and assessment resources will be made available on iLearn.
Typical electronic and electrical instruments such as voltage and current sources, voltmeters, ammeters, oscilloscopes and spectrum analysers will be used in the lab. For circuit simulation, LTSPICE software will be used.
You will need a logbook (a bound notebook only for this purpose and no loose sheets) for the lab.
You will need a calculator for various numerical exercises throughout the session. Note that only calculators with no text-recall function are permitted for the final exam.
A detailed schedule is available on the iLearn page. Note that there will be no laboratory session in week1.
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More training videos and example questions are added to the learning content based on last year's popular demand.
Unit information based on version 2021.03 of the Handbook