Module Title:   Digital and Analogue Electronics

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0133L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr J.M. Noras

Additional Tutor(s):   TBA

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce analogue electronic devices and circuits, the principles of digital logic, and digital system design.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Supplementary assessment: repair deficiency in original assessment.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   126.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   24.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Identify, describe and explain the behaviour of a range of analogue and digital devices and their use in the construction of a number of standard circuit configurations

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Analyse and model the behaviour of a range of analogue and digital circuits. Design, simulate, prototype and test straightforward analogue and digital circuits to perform to given specifications. Use data sheets to understand the behaviour of electronic devices.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Analyse problems logically.
Review basic design specifications and apply top-down and bottom-up solutions as appropriate.

  Coursework   50%
  Portfolio of coursework
  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
  Examination - closed book 2 hours

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to Electronics: electronic signals, electronic design and manufacturing, PCBs, silicon processing, ASICs and programmable devices.
Analogue and digital signals.
Arithmetic: numbers in digital systems, binary addition and adders, 2`s complement arithmetic.
Logic: Boolean algebra, De Morgan`s theorem, truth tables, Karnaugh maps, minimization, hardware description languages.
Introduction to design: computer hardware blocks, multiplexers and decoders, arithmetic circuits. Synchronous and asynchronous operations. Introduction to sequential logic design: state table and timing diagrams. Timing: rise, fall, propagation, set-up and hold times. Storage: flip-flops, memory and communications, registers, counters.
Technologies: TTL, CMOS. Basics of semiconductors, pn junctions. Characteristics and operation of discrete electronic devices; diode, bipolar junction transistor, field effect transistors.
Operational amplifiers: inverting, non-inverting and buffer amplifiers. Differential gain, instrumentation amplifiers, summing, subtracting, low-pass and high-pass filter circuits, comparators. Practical circuits: bandwidth and distortion, effects of feedback on bandwidth, CMRR, slew rate limitations.
Modelling of transistors. Transistor circuits: DC biasing, operating point, bias stabilisation, common-emitter amplifier and emitter-follower.

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