Course detail

Analog Electronics 2

FEKT-BPC-AE2Acad. year: 2020/2021

This course improves and extends gained knowledge from Analog electronics 1 in the area of practical analog circuit design and brings an amount of new areas that are essential for designers of analog electronic circuits. The circuits for signal shaping, basic transistor building blocks (current mirrors, differential pairs), design of single stage transistor amplifiers (including bias point), switching applications, guidelines of practical work with operational amplifiers and their specific nonstandard applications, comparative operations, flip-flop circuits and multivibrators, circuits for signal generation, etc. belong to the fundamental skills of bachelor students focused on weak current electronics. The solved examples at lectures are supported by computer (OrCAD PSpice, Snap, Matlab) and laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The graduate (1) understands problems of selected practically oriented areas (emphasis of design) of analog electronics. The area of gained skills belongs to knowledge of fundamental principle of shaping and switching applications, simple transistor stages and comparators, non-sinusoidal signal generation, etc. The graduate (2) is able to evaluate suitability of active elements for expected application, (3) to select optimal approach, topology, concept, (4) to design/calculate values of circuit elements for specific required operational parameters and (5) to verify operation of circuit by computer simulation and experimentally in laboratory.


Students registering for the course should be able to explain the basic principles of electrotechnics, electronic elements, high-school mathematics, basis of experimental work and basis of computer simulation. Work in the laboratory is conditioned by a valid qualification of a "trained worker" according to Notice 50/1978 Coll., which students must obtain before the start of teaching. Information on this qualification is given in the Dean's Directive Familiarization of students with safety regulations.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BIOLEK, D.; HÁJEK, K.; KRTIČKA, A.; ZAPLATÍLEK, K.; DOŇAR, B. Elektronické obvody I. Brno: Univerzita obrany, 2006. (CS)
PUNČOCHÁŘ, J. Operační zesilovače v elektronice. Praha: BEN – technická literatura, 2002. (CS)
VOBECKÝ, J.; ZÁHLAVA, V. Elektronika - součástky a obvody, principy a příklady. Praha: Grada, 2005. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures, computer exercises and practical laboratories. All materials are available in e-learning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

During the semester, student can obtain up to 16 points for his activity in laboratory, up to 16 points for his activity at computer exercises, up to 8 points for test and up to 60 points for final exam.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Design of simple amplification stages with unipolar transistor (parameters and bias point)
2. Design of tunable oscillators I (characteristic equation, oscillation condition and frequency, relation of generated waveforms)
3. Design of tunable oscillators II (oscillation frequency adjustment and dependence type, electronic adjustment, multiphase output, amplitude stabilization, inaccuracies, tunability range enhancement)
4. Diode shapers, limiters and their applications
5. Propagation of signal by linear and nonlinear system (two-ports, time constants, transient responses, parameters of square-wave signal)
6. Bipolar junction transistor and unipolar transistor based power switches
7. Analog comparators (suitable active elements, typical topologies and design)
8. Discrete and integrated flip-flop circuits (transistor-based bistable, monostable and astable version, NE555, TTL devices)
9. Design of tunable non-sinusoidal waveform generators I (basic generators using opamps)
10. Design of tunable non-sinusoidal waveform generators II (special solutions, electronic tuning, PWM)
11. Guidelines for practical work with operational amplifiers (parasitic behavior, parasitic features and protection)
12. Practical features of basic bipolar junction transistors and unipolar transistors based building blocks (differential pair, linearization, operational amplifier)
13. Modern active elements for design of analog circuits and examples of applications


Lectures aim on specific areas of analog circuits and systems focused on impulse, switching, comparative and other linear and nonlinear applications of transistors, operational amplifiers and modern active elements. In addition, these activities target especially on practical utilization of gained knowledge.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, elective

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Fundamentals seminar

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course