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Unit Overview


This unit covers analogue circuits; linear operational amplifiers (op-amps) applications; nonlinear applications of op-amps; characteristics of practical op-amps (CMRR, Bias currents, DC offsets); op-amp frequency and phase response; stability and compensation; low noise design; noise processes; characterisation of noise processes (mean and RMS voltage, auto-correlation function, power spectral density); transistor noise models; general amplifier noise models; low noise circuit design; phase noise characteristics of amplifiers; and phase noise characteristics. Students gain an understanding of the design of analogue electronic circuits and an appreciation of the factors that limit their performance including the effects of noise. They gain hands-on experience and proficiency in design according to application requirements.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) locate and assess information in relevant databases; (2) express information effectively and succinctly; (3) model feedback amplifier using two port network theory; (4) model and describe electrical noise of common circuit elements; and (5) apply computer-aided design (CAD) tools in design and analysis of amplifier.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratories; (2) project assignment; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tyrone Fernando
Unit rules
enrolment in
the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
and ELEC4401 Circuits and Electronic Systems.
For pre-2012 courses: (ELEC2300 Circuits and Electronic Systems 2
or ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics), (ELEC2304 Physical Electronics 2
or ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices), (ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2
or ENSC3015 Signals and Systems) and (ELEC3301 Circuits and Electronic Systems 3
or ELEC4401 Circuits and Electronic Systems)
ELEC3300 Analogue Electronics
Advisable prior study
ENSC3015 Signals and Systems.
ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices.
ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics
Contact hours
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.