On the basis of
ELE1071 Electrical circuits, or equivalent
Expected learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student should have knowledge about the use of semiconductors and should be able to use semiconductor components in the construction of basic electronic circuits.
The students acquire knowledge and skills about creative collaboration on the development of an innovative idea in response to a specific problem (Idelab-24).
- Be able to describe how semiconductors such as diodes and transistors are built and working.
- To account for the use of diodes to create rectifiers, limiters, clampers and voltage multipliers.
- Be able to account for the behavior of the transistor as amplifier and switch.
- Be able to account for how bipolar, JFET and MOSFET transistors can be used in various amplifier circuits.
- Be able to explain the behavior of various oscillators.
- Be able to account for the principle behavior for voltage regulation with linear and switched power supplies.
- Know how different types of noise occur in electronic systems.
- Be able to explain the fundamental behavior of phase-locked loops (PLL).
- Know the characteristics of a non-ideal operational amplifier.
- Know how a comparator is used to get hysteresis.
• Be able to calculate the dc operating point and the ac gain of a transistor amplifier.
• Be able to use computational tools to simulate electronic circuits.
• Be able to analyze the causes of differences between theoretical constructions based on ideal models and practical implementations.
• Be able to establish a diagnostic procedure and follow this troubleshooting process.
• Be able to report their laboratory work in technical reports.
• The student should know Norwegian and English terminology for components and circuits reviewed in the course.
- The transistor as amplifying element and as a switch
- Bipolar, JFET and MOSFET transistors
- Differential amplifier
- Power amplifiers
- Voltage regulators
- Distortion and noise
- Non-ideal operational amplifier
- The Comparator
Net Support Learning
Teaching Methods (additional text)
The course is based largely on that students should be able to transfer the theories from lectures into practical laboratory work by performing laboratory tasks. Two to three students work together in the laboratory.
The course is prepared for web-supported learning. Web-students can utilize "myDAQ" (a device containing power supply, multimeter, signal generator and oscilloscope) to complete the mandatory laboratory tasks without having to meet on campus.
Form(s) of Assessment
Written exam, 5 hours
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
Graded by the internal examiner. External examiner is used periodically every 4th year, next time in 2018/2019.
Re-sit August 2016
Code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.
Read more about permitted examination aids.
• 6 out of 11 assignments must be submitted according to specified deadlines and be approved to be allowed to write the exam.
• 8 laboratory assignments must be completed and approved to be allowed to write the exam.
• A report and journal for a selected laboratory task must be written and approved to be allowed to write the exam.
• Idélab 24: The student must have participated in a 24 hour innovation program, Idélab-24, which includes interdisciplinary teamwork.
More detailed information will be given at the beginning of the term.
Textbook: "Electronic Devices" by Thomas L. Floyd, Prentice Hall, Edition 9.
Various chapters from "Electronics" textbooks and compendia by Arne Wold is given as pdf documents
Replacement course for
Parts of ELE3321 Elektronikk 2 og Lineær Systemteori
Part of campus studies and flexible engineering education.