Public University of Navarre

Castellano | Academic year: 2022/2023
Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 243302 Subject title: ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 2 Period: 1º S
Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Comunicación
TAINTA AUSEJO, SANTIAGO (Resp)   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Module: Basic formation

Matter: Fundamentals of Electronics



This course is part of the area Fundamentals of electronics, which includes also the corresponding course in the second semester. Thus, the contents of Electronics Circuits are based on what the student has learned in this previous course. Also, it is advised that the student has also taken the course Signals and Systems I, as many of its proficiencies are required and its knowledge is assumed.

Electronic circuits covers the fundamentals of the materials employed in telecommunications and the most important electronic and photonic devices built employing them. From this concepts, the design of analog circuits will be studied. Also, some basic notions of electronic instrumentation and signal conditioning are included.


General proficiencies

G2. Teamwork

G3. Self-directed learning

G7. Ability to conceive, design, implement and operate systems and services in the field of Information Technologies and Communication

CB2. Students should be able to know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess skills that tend to be demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and solving problems within their field of study

CB5. Students should develop the learning skills needed to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy


Specific proficiencies


1.4 - Understanding and mastery of the basics of linear systems and functions and transformed related, theory of electrical circuits, electronic circuits, physical principle of semiconductors and logic families, electronic devices and photonic, materials technology and its application for solving engineering problems.


Learning outcomes

Describe the different types of semiconductor materials and their properties.

Describe the characteristics, working principles and applications of basic semiconductor devices (diodes, BJT, FET, etc.) as well as the operational amplifier.

Understand the physical fundamentals and operation principles of photonic and optoelectronic components and devices.

Know the basic structure of LEDs, lasers, solar cells and photodetectors.

Analyze single-stage and differential amplification modules, active intensity sources, active loads, output stages and power amplifiers.

Understand the feedback techniques employed in electronic circuits.

Perform the simulation of electronic components and circuits and compare between the theoretical and experimental results.

Select the most adequate electric and opotelectronic components for a designed application, employing the documentation provided by the manufacturer.

Identify the main advantages and disadvantages of the most important logic families.

Correctly handle the tools, instruments and software applications available in the laboratories of the basic materials and properly carry out the analysis of the data collected.

Apply the basic principles of competence 1.4 to the resolution of problems in engineering.

Work in group effectively, identifying the objectives of the group and planning the work to achieve those objectives, as well as assuming the responsibilities and commitments associated with the assignment.

Schedule the recommended tasks in such a way that they are made in accordance with the guidelines set by the teacher and on time. Assess the degree of compliance with the objectives of learning and detect problems in the own educational progress.

Be capable of correctly outlining a problem based on its formulation, identifying the different resolution options and applying the most adequate to each case. Identify the right solution of the problem proposed.




Methodology - Activity

Presential Hours

Non-presential hours

A1.- Theoretical classes/participatory classes. Problems resolution



A2.- Practical sessions in small groups



A3.- Cooperative learning activities



A4.- Study and autonomous student work



A5.- Evaluation activities



A6.- Individual or group tutoring










Learning outcome Assessment activity Weight (%) It allows test resit Minimum required grade
1, 2, 5, 7 Theoretical exams. At least a grade of 4 over 10 will be required to weight with the other evaluation activities. 75 yes 4 in all the evaluation activities
3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Theoretical-practical exams. At least a grade of 4 over 10 will be required to weight with the other evaluation activities. 25 Yes 4 in all the avaluation activities


Ordinary evaluation

Ordinary evaluation consists of two different parts: two theoretical exams of the contents studied during the lectures and two theoretical-practical exams of the contents studied during the laboratory sessions. The first two theoretical and theoretical-practical exams will take place mid-semester and the other two will take place at the end of the semester. To pass the course a global qualification superior to 50% is required and a qualification superior to 40% is required in all the evaluation activities. These exams can be remedied.

The execution of the evaluation activities is subordinated to the assistance and participation in all the laboratory sessions. The unjustified absence to any laboratory session will suppose the automatic failure of the course

The exams will take place in the dates determined by ETSIIT.

Extraordinary evaluation

Extraordinary evaluation consists of two theoretical exams and two theoretical-practical exams that will allow the repetition of those parts not passed in the ordinary evaluation. The conditions and format are similar to the ordinary evaluation exams.

The exams will take place in the dates determined by ETSIIT.







  1. Introduction (1h)
  2. Basic circuits' theory. Single stage ampliiers (12h)
  3. The operational amplifier. Non-idealities. Circuits with the operational amplifier (14h)
  4. Electronic devices: diode and transistor. (8h)
  5. Amplifier stages with transistors. Current sources and active loads (6h)
  6. Differential amplifiers: the differential pair (2h)
  7. Output stages (2h)

Laboratory sessions

Five three-hours laboratory sessions are planned during the course where the most relevant applications of the course contents will be analyzed.


Experimental practice program

There will be 15h of experimental practice in the Basic Electronics Laboratory divided into 5 sessions:

  1. Integrators and differentiators (3h)
  2. Comparators(3h)
  3. Multivibrators (3h)
  4. Non-ideal of the operational amplifier (3h)
  5. Transistor as an amplifier (3h)

The execution of these activities will be subject to the health situation and will always be done in compliance with established health and safety regulations. If they cannot be carried out, these activities will be substituted with simulation activities.



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

Basic bibliography

Microelectronic Circuits (7th edition)
Adel Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Oxford University Press, 2011

Complementary bibliography

Electronic Circuits. Analysis, Simulation & Design.
Norbet R. Malik
Prentice-Hall 1995

Electronic Circuit Analysis and Desing 4ª Ed.
D. A. Neamen
MacGraw-Hill (2010).

Understanding Semiconductor Devices
S. Dimitrijev
Oxford University Press

Fundamentos de microelectrónica, nanoelectrónica y fotónica
J.M. Albella, J.M. Martínez, F. Agulló, Pearson
Prentice Hall (2005).



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