Course syllabus

Modern elektronik
Modern Electronics

ETIN70, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2017-03-27

General Information

Compulsory for: N4-hn
Elective for: D4-dpd, F4, F4-hn, MSOC1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


This course aims at providing basic knowledge in modern device physcis and analogue electronics. In particular the course aims at enabling further studies related to analogue IC, high-speed devices and nanoelectronics. The main theme in the course is the MOS transistor which is the main device used in commercial applications. The course discusses the basic operation of the MOS strucutre, its transistor architecture as well as the intration of the transistor in basic amplifier stages. The frequency dependent properties will be discussed in detail. Examples will be provided from current research.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

understand why different transistor technologies are used for various applications


Semiconductors, charge carriers and transport. Pn-junction. Bipolar transistors in larg- and small signal models. MOS transistors in large- and small signal models. Single stage amplifiers, feed-back amplifiers, and OP-amplifiers. Basic noise properties and biasing. Frequency response and bandwidth. Stability and differential inputs.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam Passed laboratory excercises

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam
Code: 0217. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved laboratory work


Required prior knowledge: FFFF01 Electronic Materials or FFFF05 Solid state physics
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETI290

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lars-Erik Wernersson,
Course coordinator: Johannes Svensson,
Course homepage:
Further information: With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.