cod. 1007081

Academic year 2018/19
2° year of course -
Academic discipline
Elettronica (ING-INF/01)
Ingegneria elettronica
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding
- The student will acquire skills on analog, digital and power electronics.
2. Apply knowledge and understanding
- The student will acquire skills in the use of electronic components and electronic instrumentation.

3. Soft skills

- The student, through group work, will acquire the capacity for critical dialogue, collaboration aimed at the project and planning.


Skills on applied mathematics, physics and electromagnetism. Electrotechnics

Course unit content

1. Introduction (2 hours)
2. Digital electronics (14 hours)
3. Elementary electronic devices (6 hours)
4. Examples of hardware structures of logical gates (2 hours)
5. Analogue electronics (14 hours)
6. Power electronics (10 hours)

Full programme

Introduction (2 hours)
        a. Electronics applications
        b. History of electronics
        c. Electronic system
2. Digital electronics (14 hours)
        a. Elementary notions
        b. Structure of a microcontroller (2 hours)
        c. Combinatory logic circuits (4 hours)
        d. Sequential logic circuits (4 hours)
        e. Exercises (4 hours)
3. Elementary electronic devices (6 hours)
        a. Diode (2 hours)
        b. BJT (2 hours)
        c. MOSFET (2 hours)
        d. Data sheet analysis
4. Examples of hardware structures of logical gates (2 hours)
        a. NOT
        b. NOR and NAND
5. Analogue electronics (14 hours)
        a. Linearization and network functions (2 hours)
        b. Elementary amplifiers (4 hours)
        c. Ideal operational amplifier and feedback (2 hours)
        d. Circuits with operational amplifiers (2 hours)
        e. Exercises (4 hours)
6. Power electronics (10 hours)
        a. Uncontrolled rectifier (2 hours)
        b. DC/DC converters (4 hours)
        c. Inverters (4 hours)


To be verified:

Franco Maloberti, “Understanding Microelectronics - A top-down approach”, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-470-74555-7

Teaching methods

- Lectures with projection of slides (PDF file provided to students in advance)

- Practice activity, possibly aided by virtual laboratory.

The practice activity will include an introduction to the use of the software, guided by the teacher, and a second part in which a project to carry out will be assigned to work groups of 3-4 students.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will be composed by a written test and an oral exam.
The score of the written examination and the score of the oral exam will contribute with the same weight to the formation of the final score.

Other information

The teaching materials and support to lectures will be available on the website: