Capital University of Science & Technology

Electronics Circuit Design (EE2233)


Basic Electronics (EE-2223)

Recommended Book(s)

Electronic Devices And Circuit Theory By H. Boylestad And L. Nashelsky

Reference Book(s)

Electronic Devices And Circuits By Theodore F. Bogart, Jr.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide the students an insight into analysis and design of the electronic circuits that find extensive application in such fields as computers, control systems, digital instrumentation, communications, radar etc. This course is devoted to the study of analog circuits emphasizing amplifiers. The course begins with differential amplifiers, in both its bipolar and FET forms followed by various output stages. Frequency response of amplifiers, feedback analysis with focus on practical circuit applications of negative feedback and stability problems in feedback amplifiers are also presented. This course also introduces both bipolar and MOS analog integrated circuits. Design of filters, tuned amplifiers, and oscillators are also covered in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. CLO 1: Analyze single and multistage amplifiers at low and high frequencies (Level: C4)
  2. CLO 2: Construct and examine small signal and power amplifiers networks (Level: C5)
  3. CLO 3: Design and analyze various small-scale electronic circuits using operational amplifiers (Level: C5)

Course Contents

1.      Frequency Response of the Amplifiers
  • Bode Plots
  • Coupling and Bypass capacitors
  • Low frequency and high frequency considerations
  • Frequency response of FET amplifiers
  • Gain Bandwidth product


2.      Multistage Amplifiers
  • BJT and MOS amplifiers
  • General cascade systems
  • Transformer coupled amplifiers
  • Direct coupled amplifiers
  • Cascode amplifiers
  • Darlington configuration


3.      Power Amplifiers
  • Class A common emitter amplifiers
  • Class A transformer coupled amplifiers
  • Class B push-pull amplifiers
  • Class C and Class D amplifiers
  • Distortion
  • Power transfer and heat sink calculations


4.      Operational Amplifier Theory
  • Basic Operational Amplifier.
  • Differential amplifier stage.
  • Output voltage offsets.
  • Ac analysis of differential pair.
  • Level shifting and output stage
  • Linear op-amp circuits


5.      Feedback Amplifiers
  • Feedback concepts
  • Properties of negative feedback
  • Impedance of negative feedback amplifiers
  • Voltage series feedback amplifiers
  • Current series feedback amplifiers
  • Voltage and current shunt feedback
  • Phase and frequency considerations


6.      Oscillator Circuits
  • Oscillator principles and operation
  • Wein Bridge Oscillator
  • Phase Shift Oscillator
  • Colpits and Hartley Oscillator


7.      A/D and D/A Convertors
  • Binary weighted resistor DAC
  • R-2R ladder DAC
  • Parallel/Flash ADC
  • Single slope and dual slope ADC

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes





PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)




PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)



PLO:3 (Design and Development of Solutions)


PLO:4 (Investigation)




PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)




PLO:6 (The Engineer and Society)




PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)




PLO:8 (Ethics)




PLO:9 (Individual and Team Work)




PLO:10 (Communication)




PLO:11 (Project Management)




PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)