Module Title:Analogue and Digital Electronics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: a) This will take the form of problem-based learning during tutorials and practical classes. (b) An emphasis will be placed on relating individual circuits to useful application systems both in theory and practical classes. (c) Circuit simulation software may be used in the problem-solving sessions to validate student solutions.
Module Aim: To give the students the knowledge, competencies and skills to analyse commonly used analogue and digital systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand and analyse the operation of common amplifiers and electronic switches using BJT transistors
LO2 Understand and analyse the operation of common amplifiers and electronic switches using FETs transistors
LO3 Undertand and explain the operation of common aplifiers using operational amplifiers.
LO4 Design and implement significant combinatorial digital circuits using conventional gates and logic components.
LO5 Analyse a problem scenario leading to the design and implementation of a digital logic based solution using appropriate techniques.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Bipolar Transistor Amplifiers
Describe the operation of basic BJT bias circuits. - Explain the meaning of transistor parameters and characteristics. - Describe and analyse the operation of a common-emitter amplifier. - Describe and analyse the operation of a common-collector amplifier. - Describe and analyse the operation of a common-base amplifier. - Explain how a transistor can be used as a switch.
FET Transistor Amplifiers
Describe the operation of basic JFET and MOSFET bias circuits. - Explain the meaning of transistor parameters and characteristics. - Describe and analyse the operation of a common-source amplifier. - Describe and analyse the operation of a common-drain amplifier. - Describe and analyse the operation of a common-gate amplifier. - Explain how a transistor can be used as a switch.
Operational Amplifiers
Describe the operation of a differential amplifier. - Describe the effects of negative feedback in op-amp circuits. - Calculate the input and output impedances and gains of basic op-amp configurations. - Describe the open and closed loop responses of op-amps. - Discuss the concepts of positive feedback and stability in op-amp circuits. - Discuss the parameters of typical commercial operational amplifiers.
Logic Gates
CMOS and TTL logic gates. Gate minimization using Karnaugh maps and Boolean Algebra
Number Systems
Numbers Systems including 2's complement, floating point.
Sequential logic design
Sequential logic - counters, state machines etc
Memory
Semiconductor memory
Timing Considerations
Static Timing analysis for small gate level designs.
Memory Addressing
Memory Addressing
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Class Test, Mini Project 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Experiments, Problem Solving practical exercises 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Formal written exam 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 6.00
Laboratory Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 13.00
 

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