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