The objective of this course is to provide the students an insight into analysis and design of the electronic circuits that find extensive application in such fields as computers, control systems, digital instrumentation, communications, radar etc. This course is devoted to the study of analog circuits emphasizing amplifiers. The course begins with differential amplifiers, in both its bipolar and FET forms followed by various output stages. Frequency response of amplifiers, feedback analysis with focus on practical circuit applications of negative feedback and stability problems in feedback amplifiers are also presented. This course also introduces both bipolar and MOS analog integrated circuits. Design of filters, tuned amplifiers, and oscillators are also covered in this course.


CLO 1: Analyze single and multistage amplifiers at low and high frequencies (Level: C4)

CLO 2: Construct and examine small signal and power amplifiers networks (Level: C5)

CLO 3: Design and analyze various small-scale electronic circuits using operational amplifiers (Level: C5)


  1. Frequency Response of the Amplifiers
    • Bode Plots
    • Coupling and Bypass capacitors
    • Low frequency and high frequency considerations
    • Frequency response of FET amplifiers
    • Gain Bandwidth product
  2. Special topics
    • Uni-Junction Transistors
    • Drive Circuits of Pulse transformer
  3. Multistage Amplifiers
    • BJT and MOS amplifiers
    • General cascade systems
    • Transformer coupled amplifiers
    • Direct coupled amplifiers
    • Cascade amplifiers
    • Darlington configuration
  4. Power Amplifiers
    • Class A common emitter amplifiers
    • Class A transformer coupled amplifiers
    • Class B push-pull amplifiers
    • Class C and Class D amplifiers
    • Power transfer and heat sink calculations
  5. Operational Amplifiers
    • Basic Operational Amplifier
    • Differential amplifier stage.
    • Output offset voltage.
    • Application circuits
    • Constant Current Sources
    • 555 timers
  6. Feedback Amplifiers
    • Feedback concepts
    • Properties of negative feedback
    • Impedances of negative feedback amplifiers for below listed topologies
    • Voltage series feedback amplifiers
    • Current series feedback amplifiers
    • Voltage and current shunt feedback
    • Phase and frequency considerations
  7. Oscillator Circuits
    • Oscillator principles and operation
    • Wein Bridge Oscillator
    • Phase Shift Oscillator
    • Colpits and Hartley Oscillator
  8. A/D and D/A Convertors
    • Binary weighted resistor DAC
    • R-2R ladder DAC
    • Parallel/Flash ADC
    • SAR ADC
    • Single slope and dual slope ADC