ELEC3106 - Electronics

Last modified by Leon Luo on 2023/01/06 13:50


The course aims to help students learn and understand the various non-ideal effects that can occur in electronic circuits and systems. These effects include noise, distortion, and non-linearity, as well as issues related to stability and performance sensitivity. The course also covers topics such as design optimization, fundamentals of mixed analog/digital system design, device modeling, and the interpretation of data sheets. In addition, students will learn about various circuit functions, including oscillators, phase-locked loops, multipliers, automatic gain control circuits, and schmitt triggers. The course will also cover the design of filters, sensors and actuators, and low-level design and optimization of digital CMOS gates. Finally, the course will introduce students to the basics of integrated circuit design and cover topics such as thermal considerations, power supplies, and reliability. Prerequisites for this course include previous coursework in analogue electronics ( ELEC2133 - Analogue Electronics ) and digital circuit design ( ELEC2141 - Digital Circuit Design ). It is further expected that students have a solid understanding of circuit theory and signal analysis from the previous courses and that students are proficient in using personal computers and operating electronic laboratory equipment. The course aims to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to design and construct physical electronic circuits that function as intended.


Amplifier non-idealities

Noise and gate non-idealities


Electromagnetic compatibility

Power supplies

SPICE simulation

Power stages


Non-linear circuits and devices

Failure and reliability

Recommended Resources

Course Prescribed


  • A. S. Sedra & K. C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits. Oxford University Press, 7th ed., 2016.
  • P. Wilson, The Circuit Designer’s Companion. Elsevier, 3rd ed. 2012.

Course Recommended


  • P. Horowitz & W. Hill, The Art of Electronics. Cambridge University Press, 3rd ed., 2015.
  • E. Bogatin, Signal and Power Integrity — Simplified. Pearson, 2nd ed., 2009.
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