Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: E3, E3dpd, F4, F4hn, MSOC1, N4hn. Course coordinator: Assistant Lecturer Bertil Larsson,, Electrical and Information Technology. Prerequisites: ESS020/ESSF01 Analogue Electronics. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 5. Assessment: Written exam, hand-ins and laboratory work. Home page:

The course is a follow-up to Analog Electronics and gives you deeper insight in design of negative feedback amplifiers. Amplifiers are the core of analogue systems. This is why the theory is applicable†to many analogue systems. The course gives a complete design strategy for amplifiers. Several aspects on amplifier design are covered for example noise and frequency compensation methods. The course is a firm base for continuing studies in analog ueand radio related courses and†also touches some 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

In this course synthesis of high performance negative feedback amplifiers is presented using a structured design methodology. In order to optimise channel capacity the course covers noise, distortion and bandwidth.

Origin of noise, calculation of input noise source and optimisation of noise performance.

Origin of distortion, definition of useful figure of merit; Distortion is described by power series and clipping; Optimisation of current budget and effects of local feedback.

Estimation of maximal bandwidth; Phantom-zero and pole-split is used as advanced methods in frequency compensation.

Biasing of multi-stage amplifiers; Realization of bias sources and global bias feedback.

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
Lecture notes 2011 Electro and information theory
Exercises, Laboratory manual 2011, Electro and information theory