Semester Offering: August
Electronic circuits have been extensively used across many sectors. Such circuits could be analyzed and categorized into generalized circuit blocks. The objective of this course is to impart the knowledge of circuit design using circuit blocks, which will enable the students to apply the knowledge in a range of applications.


Upon completion of this course, the students would be able to:
         Analyze a given circuit block and its functionality
         Troubleshoot a given circuit
         Design a circuit by integrating functional circuit blocks
         Design interfacing circuits to sensors, actuators and controllers




I.              Diode Circuits
1.      Rectifiers and power supplies
2.      Voltage multipliers, clippers and clampers
3.      Special diodes and applications
4.      Protective circuits with diodes

II.           Biasing of transistors
1.      Biasing of transistors
2.      Common Emitter biased circuits
3.      Common Collector biased circuits
4.      Common Base biased circuits

III.        AC amplifiers using BJTs
1.      Amplifier waveforms
2.      Coupling and Bypass capacitors
3.      Cascading of AC amplifiers circuits
4.      Feedback in AC amplifiers
5.      Amplifier classes

IV.         Amplifier Types
1.      Voltage amplifiers
2.      Current amplifiers
3.      Trans impedance amplifiers
4.      Trans admittance amplifiers

V.            Switching Circuits
1.      BJT based switching
2.      Relays and limit switches
3.      MOSFETs and JFETS

VI.         OP-Amp Circuits
1.      Op-amp approximations and circuit analysis
2.      Realization of mathematical functions using op-amps
3.      Realization of PID based feedback circuits using Op-Amp
4.      Active Filters
5.      Timers and Oscillators

VII.     Interfacing circuit design with sensors, actuators and controllers
1.      Voltage matching
2.      Impedance matching
3.      Analog to digital conversion
4.      Digital to analog conversion
5.      Pulse Width Modulation
6.      H bridge Circuits

VIII.  Digital Circuits
1.      Logic Gates
2.      Boolean algebra
3.      Karnaugh map based simplification


         Power Supplies
         Diodes and protective circuits
         Common Emitter Based Biasing
         AC Amplifiers
         Switching Circuits
         Op-Amp based timers
         JFETs and MOSFETs


No designated text book, but class notes and handouts will be provided.


1.     D.Bates, A. Malvino, Electronic Principles, McGraw-Hill Education, 2015
2.     D.Bob, J. Williams, Analog Circuit Design: a Tutorial Guide to Applications and Solutions, Elsevier/Newnes, 2011.
3.     P. Wilson, The Circuit Designer's Companion, Newnes, 2017


1.     Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE
2.     Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE/ASME
3.     Spectrum, IEEE


Lectures: 30 hours
Laboratory sessions: 45 hours
Self study and assignments: 90 hours


Methods used are lectures, laboratory work and assignments which include presentations and conducting computer simulations.


Mid semester examination (20%), final examination (40%) (both are closed book), laboratory sessions (20%) and assignments (20%).

In the evaluation, an “A” will be awarded if a student demonstrates an excellent level of understanding of the principles and demonstrates the creativity in the subject. “B” will be awarded if a student demonstrates an average level of understanding of the principles and demonstrates average capabilities. “C” will be given if a student demonstrates below average level of understanding of the principles and demonstrates below average level of capabilities in Electronics related applications.