Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Electronics for Information Technology (in English)

IELe Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 6 credits

Analysis of transitional processes in electric circuits in a time area. TKSL simulation language. 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.


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Time span

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

Assessment points

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




Strnadel Josef, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Šátek Václav, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS FIT BUT)
Veigend Petr, Ing. (DITS FIT BUT)

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* This course is prepared for incoming Erasmus+ students only, and it is instructed in English.
* This course will be open if a certain/sure minimum of enrolled students is at least five students.

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Ability to analyze 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.

Fundamental literature

Lecture notes written in PowerPoint

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Safety regulation of working with electrical devices
  2. Mathematical basis for electric circuits (analytic and numerical methods), terminology and quantities used in circuits. 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 individual project on choosen examples.

Controlled instruction

Laboratories are voluntary. Missed laboratory is possible to replace with individual project after consultation with lecturer.
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