Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 8. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. ESSF01 overlaps following cours/es: ESS020. Compulsory for: E2. Optional for: D4, D4dpd, N3. Course coordinator: Assistant Lecturer Bertil Larsson,, Electrical and Information Technology. Recommended prerequisits: ESS010 or ETIA01 Electronics. Assessment: Written exam, hand-ins and laboratory work. Home page:

The course is the starting point of the path towards design and development of analogue circuits like amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, AD-converters etc. It is the base for the courses Advanced Analogue Design, Analogue IC-design and Radio electronics. Further the course is useful for the project courses Analogue Projects and IC Projects.

Knowledge in linear systems and semiconductor physics are used. The course also presents interesting applications within control theory.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Amplifiers are used in many areas for example in mobile phones, signal conditioning, medicine equipment and in computers. The course gives a systematic method with which an optimal amplifier may be designed. The course (for students of Electrical Engineering) prepairs the student for a project, described in ESSF05 Project in Electronics and Sustainable Development

Gray, Hurst, Lewis, Meyer: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits. Wiley ISBN: 978-0-470-39877-7 or
Verhoeven C Structured Electronic Design Kleuwer 2003 ISBN 1-4020-7590-1
Andersson Övningar och laborationer 2011
Tillman Föreläsningsanteckningar 2011