Electronics

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Course Unit Code430-2201/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
BRA30prof. Ing. Pavel Brandštetter, CSc.
SLA10Ing. Václav Sládeček, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject is focused on the basic understanding of electronic circuit function and power electronics. It contains the introduction of the semiconductor devices theory. The content of this subject is based on knowledge of the elektronic circuit theory and basics theoretical elektronics. The obtained information becomes part of general knowledge of electrical engineer, especially if he is focused on application of electronics.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The purpose of the subject is to obtain and to develope knowledge providing good orientation in area of electronic circuit functioning, power semiconductor converters and application of power electronics and futhermore to get ability of individual analysis and synthesis of electronic circuits and systems of power electronic, which is supposed for the good practical use.
Course Contents
Lectures:
Properties of passive electronic devices. Resistors, condensers, inductors. Properties of active electronic devices. Semiconductor diodes. Basic features, characteristics, applications.
Properties of active electronic devices. Bipolar transistors. Unipolar transistors. Basic features, characteristics, applications.
Supply units. Requirements on individual parts of supply units. Rectifiers. Filtration of directional voltage.
Parametric voltage stabilizers. Continuous and switched feedback voltage regulators. Basic features, characteristics, applications.
Amplifiers. Setting and stabilization of the static operating point of bipolar transistors and unipolar transistors.
Wideband amplifiers for small signal. Transfer parameters. Analysis of the frequency band. Solution of amplifiers for small signal.
Multistep amplifiers. Direct and alternating coupling. Feedback in electronic circuits.
Differential amplifier and its application.
Power amplifiers in class A, B, AB. Transistor in the switching mode. Flip-flop circuits. Basic methods of signal modulation. Modulators and mixers.
Theory of operational amplifiers. Ideal and real operational amplifier. Basic connections of operational amplifiers. Linear application of operational amplifiers.
Nonlinear application of operational amplifiers. Active filters.
Generators of periodic signals. Harmonic oscillators. Generators of square wave, triangular and saw signals.
Power switching devices. Power uncontrolled rectifiers and their applications. Power controlled rectifiers and their applications. Principles of control circuits of controlled rectifiers. DC converters, circuit and their applications. Principles of control circuits of DC converters.
Direct frequency converters, cycloconverters. Frequency converters with voltage and current DC link and their applications. Control methods of the output voltage and current.

Exercises:
Repetetion of properties of passive and active electronic devices.

Calculation eaxamples of supply units.
Calculation examples of parametric voltage stabilizers and feedback voltage regulators.
Design examples of circuits for setting and stabilization of the static operating point of transistor.
Design examples of wideband amplifiers.
Test T1 - Basic knowledge from area of supply units.
Aplication examples of differential amplifiers and operational amplifiers.
Test T2 - Amplifiers, power amplifiers.

Laboratories:
Measurement of basic connections of rectifiers.
Measurement of characteristics of parametric voltage stabilizers.

Measurement of basic types of feedback voltage regulators.
Measurement of feedback voltage in applications.
Flip-flop circuits.
Modulators.
Linear applications of operational amplifiers.
Nonlinear applications of operational amplifiers.
Harmonic signal generators and function generators.
Waveform generators.

Projects:
Laboratory reports (10 hours).
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Brandštetter, P. Electronics.: Study text in English, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, 2015.
Horowitz, P., Hill, W.: The Art of Electronics. Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition 2015. ISBN 0521809266.
Heumann, K.: Basic Principles of Power Electronics. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, ISBN 3642826768, 2012.
Brandštetter, P. a kol.: Elektronika - Prvky elektronických obvodů. Učební text, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2007. 978-80-248-1481-0.
Brandštetter, P.: Elektronika - Základní analogové elektronické obvody. Učební text pro kombinované a distanční studium, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2015.
Horowitz, P., Hill, W.: The Art of Electronics. Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition 2015. ISBN 0521809266.
Heumann, K.: Basic Principles of Power Electronics. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, ISBN 3642826768, 2012.
Recommended Reading:
Kale, C.O.: Introduction to passive, linear, and digital electronics. Reston Publishing Company, ISBN 0-8359-3263-X, 1985.
Kale, C.O.: Introduction to passive, linear, and digital electronics. Reston Publishing Company, ISBN 0-8359-3263-X, 1985.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        Exercises evaluationCredit40 (40)25
                Test No. 1Written test10 5
                Test No. 2Written test10 5
                Laboratory reportsSemestral project20 10
        ExaminationExamination60 (60)20
                Written examWritten examination40 15
                Oral examOral examination20 5