Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

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Electronics for Information Technology

IEL Acad. year 2015/2016 Winter semester 6 credits

Analysis of transitional processes in electric circuits in a time area. Simulation languages - MATLAB, Maple, Mathematica. Formulation of circuit equations and possibilities of their solutions. Analysis of RC, RL, and RLC circuits. Analysis of non-linear electric circuits. Parameters and characteristics of semiconductor elements. Graphic, numerical, and analytical methods of non-linear circuit analysis. TTL and CMOS gates. Power supply units. Limiters and sampling circuits. Level translators, stabilizers. Astable, monostable, and bistable flip-flops. Dissipationless and dissipation lines. Wave propagation on lines, reflections, adjusted lines.


Language of instruction



Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 6 hrs exercises, 12 hrs laboratories, 8 hrs projects

Assessment points

55 exam, 15 half-term test, 18 labs, 12 projects




Bidlo Michal, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Čekan Ondřej, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Chaloupka Jan, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)
Kocina Filip, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Linhart Miroslav, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Nečasová Gabriela, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)
Podivínský Jakub, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Riša Michal, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Rozman Jaroslav, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Strnadel Josef, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Šátek Václav, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Šimek Václav, Ing. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Veigend Petr, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Ability to analyse electric circuits with practical application in computer science.
Knowledge of safety regulations for work with electronic devices.

Learning objectives

To obtain general knowledge and basics of selected methods of description and analysis of electric circuits with practical application in computer science. To obtain detailed instructions and information about occupational safety with electric devices. To gain practical knowledge of working with fundamental electronic circuits in labs.

Study literature

  • Blahovec, A.: Elektrotechnika I, II, III, Informatorium, Praha 2000
  • Gescheidtová, E.: Základní metody měření v elektrotechnice. Brno, CERM 2000.
  • Láníček, R.: ELEKTRONIKA, obvody-součástky-děje, BEN - technická literatura, Praha 1998
  • Punčochář, J.: Operační zesilovače v elektronice, BEN - technická literatura, Praha 1999

Fundamental literature

  • Lecture notes written in PowerPoint
  • Murina, M.: Teorie obvodů. Brno, VUTIUM 2000.
  • Brančík, L.: Elektrotechnika I. Brno, skripta FEKT VUT.
  • Sedláček, J., Dědková, J.: Elektrotechnika I - laboratorní a počítačová cvičení. Brno, skripta FEKT VUT.
  • Sedláček, J., Valsa, J.: Elektrotechnika II. Brno, skripta FEKT VUT.
  • Murina, M., Sedláček, J.: Elektrotechnika II - počítačová cvičení. Brno, skripta FEKT VUT.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Mathematical basis for electric circuits (analytic and numerical methods), terminology and quantities used in circuits.
  2. Laws in linear DC circuits (Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's law)
  3. Electrical circuits of resistors with one and more directed voltage sources, analysis based on a method of simplification
  4. Theorems about substituted sources (Thévenin's theorem), method of loop's current and nodes voltages, superposition principle
  5. General description of RC, RL and RLC circuits. RC, RL and RLC circuits with sources of direct voltage. Transient processes
  6. Alternating voltages and Fourier's series, solution of RLC circuits. RLC circuits in impulse mode, frequency filters 3
  7. Dissipationless and dissipation lines. Spreading of signals on a line. Signal transmission
  8. Semiconducting components, bipolar technology, PN junction, diode
  9. Bipolar transistors, transistor as a switch
  10. Unipolar transistors, TTL and CMOS gates (logical levels, power)
  11. Operational amplifiers (perfect) with weighted resistant nets. Digital-to-analog converters. Analog-to-digital converters
  12. Overview of important electric circuits (voltage sources, stabilizers, oscillator, multioscilators, bi-stable flip-flop, Schmitt flip-flop, timer, comparator, transmitter, receiver). Microelectronics, principles of integrated circuits manufacturing
  13. Methods of measurement of electric and non-electric quantities. Modern measuring devices. Principles and application of measuring devices

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Electric circuits of resistors. Fundamental circuits. Editor and simulator of electric circuits with directed voltage source. Audiovisual demonstrations
  2. RLC circuits, transient processes. Fundamental circuits. Editor and simulator of RLC circuits with alternating voltage source. Audiovisual demonstrations
  3. Bipolar technology, diode. Fundamental circuits. Audiovisual demonstrations
  4. Bipolar technology, transistor. Fundamental circuits. Audiovisual demonstrations
  5. A/D a D/A converters. Audiovisual demonstration of manipulation with professional electronic devices
  6. Signal transmission. Fundamental circuits. Audiovisual demonstrations

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

Individual evaluation of the subject on chosen examples.

Controlled instruction

Mid-term exam and Final exam: The minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 27. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 1st year of study, Compulsory
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