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2-Basic Analog Electronics 1

Course Code :1528FTIBAE
Study domain:Electronics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:36
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Raf Catthoor

3. Course contents *


In 6 theoretical lessons (duration 2 hours), some basic analogue functions  are taught, and you learn how semiconductors are used to implement them.

  • Semiconductors, pn junction.
  • Diode networks
  • Rectifiers and filtering
  • Other diodes (zenerdiode, varicap, schottky diode, LEDs)
  • The bipolar transistor: DC bias
  • The bipolar transistor used as a switch
  • Common emitter amplifier
  • Common collector amplifier
  • the photodiode; solar cells and panels.


In 12 lab sessions (duration 2 hours), you learn to use simulation methods that are necessary to study analogue circuits. You learn how you can build these circuits in a lab and how you can verify their functionality, using basic equipment.

  • Simulation: DC, AC and transient analysis with multisym.
  • Measuring devices: power supply, generator, multimeter, oscilloscope
  • Effect of a load on the output voltage
  • Measuring in- and output impedance, and simulation
  • Charging and discharging a capacitor, RC network AC powered