Public University of Navarre

Castellano | Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024 
Double Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Technology Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 247306 Subject title: ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 3 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 of the first course. 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.

The subject Electronic Circuits covers basic electronic circuits, electronic components and devices, analogue circuits and amplifier circuits.


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

At the end of the course the student will be capable of:

  1. Describing the characteristics, operating principles, and applications of the basic semiconductor devices (diodes, BJT, FET, etc.) as well as of the operational amplifier.
  2. Analyzing single-stage and differential amplification stages, current sources, active loads, output stages and power amplifiers, understanding the feedback techniques used in electrical circuits.
  3. Efficiently simulating electronic devices and circuits and comparing them with theoretical and experimental results.
  4. Selecting the most suitable electronic or optoelectronic components for a given application using the manufacturer's documentation.
  5. Applying the basic principles of competence 1.4 to the resolution of problems in engineering.
  6. Working in groups effectively, identifying the group's objectives and planning the work to achieve them, as well as assuming the responsibilities and commitments associated with the assigned task.
  7. Properly posing a problem from a proposed statement and identify the various options for resolution, applying the most suitable method of resolution and identify the correction or not of such solution.



In the schedule prepared by the faculty, six hours per group are reserved weekly for the teaching of the course. Several of these hours (typically four hours weekly) are employed in the designated classroom, until completion of the planned theoretical classes (approximately 45 hours). During these sessions theoretical and participative lectures are included. Exercises solving sessions are alternated with the theoretical sessions to clarify the concepts studied. Exercises will be posed to the students to be solved autonomously, being its resolution a fundamental part for the correct assimilation of the theory.

The 15 hours of practical sessions will be devoted to experimental or simulation laboratory sessions in small groups where teamwork will be encouraged. These sessions are distributed along the semester and are preferably included within the hours reserved by the faculty for the course.


Methodology - Activity Presential Hours Non-presential hours
A1.- Theoretical classes/participatory classes 45  
A2.- Laboratory sessions 12 25
A3.- Exercises solving   15
A4.- Study and autonomous student work   50
A5.- Evaluation activities 3  
Total 60 90





Learning outcome Assessment activity Weight (%) It allows test resit Minimum required grade
1, 2, 4, 5, 7 Theoretical exams 70 yes 4 in all the evaluation activities
1, 2, 3, 5, 6 Performance and reporting laboratory sessions 30 No None


Ordinary evaluation

The ordinary evaluation will consist of two parts: one part with theoretical exams on the contents seen in the lectures and one part in which the performance and reports made after the laboratory sessions will be assessed.

The theory exams will be divided into two tests, to be held halfway through the semester and at the end of the semester. In order to pass the course, a mark of over 40% in both tests and an average mark of over 50% between both is required. The exams can be recovered.

Performance and reports in the laboratory sessions will be assessed based on the work carried out during the sessions and the reports presented. No minimum grade will be required, and it is not recoverable.

In order to pass the course, the average of both evaluation activities must exceed 50%.


Extraordinary assessment
It will consist of two theoretical exams that will allow the student to retake those parts of the subject that have not been passed in the ordinary evaluation. The conditions and format are similar to those of the ordinary exams.


In the event of failing the course, the maximum grade will be 4.5 points.





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


Experimental practice program

There will be 6 practical sessions lasting 2 hours each, covering the most relevant applications of the contents of the course.



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).



Foundations Of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits

A. Agarwal

Elsevier (2005)



Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits

P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H. Lewis, R. G. Meyer

John Wiley & Sons (2010)




A. R. Hambley

Prentice Hall (2001)



Fundamentos de microelectrónica, nanoelectrónica y fotónica

J.M. Albella, J.M. Martínez, F. Agulló, Pearson

Prentice Hall (2005).



Fundamentals of Microelectronics

B. Razavi

John Wiley & Sons (2008)







Classroom and Laboratorio de Electrónica Básica