Electronics, 5 credits (TSTE24)

Elektronik, 5 hp

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Mark Vesterbacka

Director of studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 2 (Spring 2017) 1, 2 3, 4 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Basic mathematics as algebra, calculations with complex numbers, and equation solving. Basic knowledge in programming in Python

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is:

                      • to provide a theoretical base for analysis and synthesis of passive and active analog circuits

                      • to provide knowledge and skills in analysis of analog circuits

                      • to provide skills in basic electronics design

After passing the course the students should be able to:

                      • compute current, voltage and power in general dc- and ac- circuits with structured methods

                      • determine small signal input and output resistance and voltage gain for a given amplifier

                      • determine voltage gain for circuits with operational amplifiers

                      • use computer tools to analyse analog circuits

                      • verify that a design reach the requirements

                      • fullfil a simple design task from specification to design in hardware

Course content

Components and their models: Resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors. Voltage and current sources. DC theory: Ohm´s law. Kirchhoff´s laws. Series- and parallell circuits. Voltage and current divider circuits. Nodal analysis. Superposition. Thévenin and Norton's theorems. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis: Phasors, impedance and admittance. Power. Resonance circuits. Maximum power. Introduction to filters. Use of transistors for switching and amplifying. Amplifiers: Quiescent point analysis and signal analysis for common amplifier stages. Operational amplifiers.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, lessons and laboratory works. A design problem should be solved and validated in the lab. The course runs over the entire spring semester.


UPG1Lab examinationU, 3, 4, 53.5 credits
LAB1Laboratory worksU, G1.5 credits
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Analog konstruktion, Signaler och system, Analoga och tidsdiskreta integrerade kretsar


Institutionen för systemteknik

Director of Studies or equivalent

Tomas Svensson


Mark Vesterbacka

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 58 h
Recommended self-study hours: 75 h
There is no course literature available for this course.
UPG1 Lab examination U, 3, 4, 5 3.5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory works U, G 1.5 credits
Grades are given as ’Fail’ or ’Pass’

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