20250064 (Fundamentals of Analog Electronics)

Course Name: Fundamentals of Analog Electronics

Course Number: 20250064

Program: Undergraduate program

Type: Required

Credits: 4

Term Offered: Autumn

Prerequisite(s): Physics, Differential Equations, Principles of Electric Circuits

Instructor(s): Chengying Hua, Zhaohui Ye, Hongbao Wang


Chengying Hua, Shibai Tong. Fundamentals of Analog Electronics. High education Press, 2006. (in Chinese)


Chengying Hua. Help you to learn fundamentals of analog electronics. High education Press, 2004. (in Chinese)

Thomas L.Floyd, David Buchla. Fundamentals of Analog Circuits 2rd Edition. Prentice-Hall Inc, 2002.

Donald A. Neamen. Microelectronics: circuit analysis and design. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Chengying Hua. Fundamentals of Analog Electronics. Qinghua University Press, 2006. (in Chinese)

Course Description:

     Fundamentals of Analog Electronics, an important branch of fundamentals of electronics, is a fundamental technology course in electronic technology area offered to undergraduates in electric and electronic information specialty. In the course, students will acquire basic knowledge, theory and technique for further studying and application of electronic technology in their specialty through learning about semiconductor devices, analog electronic circuit and system analysis and design.

Course Objectives and Outcomes:

1. Students should skillfully master the characteristics of semiconductor devices.

2. Students should skillfully master the methods for analyzing quiescent point and AC performance of various amplifiers.

3. Students should skillfully master the methods for analyzing feedback configuration and negative feedback performance of amplifiers.

4. Students are familiar with and master the methods for analyzing various application circuits, such as operational circuits, oscillator and signal transfer circuit.

Course Topics:

1. Introduction to electronic technology, analog electronic circuit and system, course objectives and outcomes.

2. Fundamentals of semiconductor devices


PN junction



Field Effect Transistor

3. Fundamentals of amplifier

Basic concepts of amplifier

Common emitter amplifier

methods for analyzing amplifier

Q point stabilized amplifier

Three types of transistor amplifiers

Field effect transistor amplifier

Darlington connection and amplifier

4. Multistage amplifier

Coupling methods of multistage amplifier

AC analysis method of multistage amplifier

Direct coupled multistage amplifier

5. Operational amplifier


Current sources

Examples of operational amplifier

Performance and equivalent circuit of operational amplifier

Classification and selection of operational amplifier

6. Frequency response of amplifier

Concept of frequency response

Hybrid-ΠEquivalent Circuit of transistor

Frequency response of single stage amplifier

Frequency response of multistage amplifier

7. Feedback of amplifier

Concept of feedback

Four types of negative feedback configuration

Analysis of negative feedback amplifier

Performance affection of feedback to amplifier

Stability of feedback amplifier

8. Signal operating and processing

Operating area of ideal operational amplifier

Basic operational circuit

Analog multiplier and its application

Active filter

9. Oscillator and signal transfer circuit


Non sinusoidal oscillator

Signal transfer circuit

Sinusoidal oscillator

10.     Power amplifier


OCL power amplifier

Integrated power amplifier

11.     DC voltage regulator

Construction of DC voltage regulator



Zener voltage regulator

Series voltage regulator

Switching mode direct power supply


Experiment(s): Offered by another course “Experiments for Electronic circuit”


Characteristic of basic semiconductor devices

Master basic analysis methods and virtual instruments in Multisim, and understand characteristic and analysis methods of basic semiconductor devices including diode, Zener diode, and transistor.

Analysis and design of single stage amplifier

Master basic DC and AC analysis methods of single stage amplifier such as common collector amplifier and common source amplifier, and understand design methods of them.

Analysis and design of filters and measurement circuit

Master basic analysis methods of filters such as voltage-control-voltage-source low pass filter, and understand design methods of them. Understand design methods of measurement circuit with operational circuit.


Course Assessment:

       Homework measures, 10 points.

       Simulation project measures, 5 points.

       Mid-term exam score, 25 points.

       Final exam score, 60 points.