Module Title:Analysis of Analogue Circuits
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: (a) This will take the form of problem-based learning during lectures 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 specialised knowledge, technical competencies and conceptual skills to: (a) Evaluate the performance of a multi-stage voltage amplifier. (b) Analyse and use commercial data conversion and filter devices. (c) Describe and calculate the frequency responses of passive and active filters. (d) Analyse the operation of power electronic circuits.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the performance of a multi-stage voltage amplifier.
LO2 Evaluate the performance of a power amplifier.
LO3 Analyse and use commercial data conversion and filter devices.
LO4 Analyse and design a special-purpose amplifier.
LO5 Analyse and design the response of passive and active filters.
LO6 Analyse the operation of power electronic circuits.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Analogue Electronic Systems or equivalent, Mathematics 2 or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(a) Multistage Amplifiers
Capacitively and Direct-Coupled Amplifiers.
(b) Power Amplifiers
Class A, B & AB Power Amplifiers.
(c) Data Conversion Circuits
Sample & Hold Amplifiers; DAC Circuits; Integrating, Successive-Approximation & Flash ADCs.
(d) Special Purpose Amplifiers
Instrumentation Amplifiers; OTA Ampifiers; Log and Antilog Amplifiers.
(e) Filters
Response Characteristics; Active LP, HP, BP & BS filters; Active Filter Design; Commercial filter ICs.
(f) Power Electronics
Power Control Circuits using SCRs & triacs.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Students will sit a written examination during the module. 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Each student will complete a set of practical assignments together with brief reports during the module, for which a maximum total mark of 20% will be awarded. Each assignment will test the ability of the student to apply the course theory to a practical problem. 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 A final written examination will test the student’s ability to demonstrate the learning outcomes. 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 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 4.00
Practicals Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 10.00
 

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