Course detail

Electronic Circuits

FEKT-MPA-ELOAcad. year: 2023/2024

Students will become familiar with description of linearized electronic circuits that employ modern active elements (network functions and its interpretation) and with associated methods for analysis (sophisticated utilization of modified matrix method of nodal voltages). Course continues by answering questions involving noise analysis, sensitivity and tolerance analysis of electronic circuits and design of passive ladder structures. Then, problems with feedback, system stability and conditions for oscillation are solved. Course finishes with summary of methods for solving nonlinear electronic circuits.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Offered to foreign students

The home faculty only

Entry knowledge

Student which register this couse should have following knowledge: 1. mathematical operations (calculations withvectors and matrices, solving system of equations, derivations, integrations) and 2. circuit fundamentals (Ohms law, Kirchhoff´s laws, superposition principle).

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Not applicable.


Aim of this course is to introduce students concepts of selected electronic circuits that are typical parts of radio-frequency systems; its description and methods of analysis will be also presented.
The graduate is able: (a) autonomously and creatively apply matrix methods to the analysis and synthesis of the linearized circuits with active elements; (b) numerically and graphically solve nonlinear networks; (c) use computer to analyze and design amplifiers, filters, oscillators and similar electronic circuits with lumped parameters.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

J. C. Whitaker, The Electronics Handbook. CRC Press, 1996, 2575 pages. ISBN 0-8493-8345-5. (EN)
W.-K. Chen, The Circuits and Filters Handbook. CRC Press, 1995, 2861 pages. ISBN 0-8493-8341-2. (EN)
R. A. Rutenbar, G. E. Gielen, B. A. Antao, Computer-Aided Design of Analog Integrated Circuits and Systems. IEEE Press, 2002, 754 pages. ISBN 0-471-22782-X. (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-TEC Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPAJ-TEC Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPA-EEN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Basic laws and theorems that hold in electronic circuits, two-port network functions and parameters, zeroes and poles of network function, frequency responses, passive ladder two-terminal synthesis, matrix methods of solving linearized circuits with active devices, feedback theory, electronic circuit as dynamical system, method of stability investigation, oscillators, PID regulators, methods of solving nonlinear circuits. 

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Verification of fundamental laws and theorems that hold in electronic circuits, computer-aided analysis of circuits using Orcad Pspice simulator (basic and advanced types of analysis), design of passive two-terminal element using program Snap, matrix methods for solving linearized networks with active devices with help of program Matlab, computer methods dedicated for stability investigation 

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Students design and measure five individual tasks using contactless board. These tasks have direct connection to tutorials and computer lessons.