Course Title : Electronic Circuits

Code 60100
Course Year 2nd year
Class day & Period
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Kazuhiko SUGIYAMA

Course Description

Following the lecture of fundamentals of active device circuits in the course "Electric and Electronic Circuits", modeling of active devises, fundamentals of transistor circuits, various amplifier circuits, negative feedback in circuits, operational amplifiers, and oscillators are lectured. Nonlinear circuits, power supplies, and noise would be included in the course, when the lecture time remains.


Examination and reports. More details are opened on the homepage of this lecture located on PandA.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to acquire the fundamentals of electronic circuits. Starting with understanding of a fundamental concept of electronic circuits i.e., modeling of active devices, the lecture based on the fundamental concept proceeds step by step to understand electric circuits. In this style, the lecturer wants to give the students an ability to understand the principles of more complicated circuits by application of deep understanding the fundamentals. The main targets to be understood are the circuits with bipolar transistors and operational amplifiers, as well as the fundamental concepts.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Modeling of active devices 3 The essential concepts in the electronic circuit are lectured in order to treat active devices in the electric circuit theory. The concepts are the controlled source and the linearization. The decoupling between the bias and the signal, another important concept, is lectured.
Fundamentals of transistor circuits 3 The characteristics of the basic bipolar-transistor circuits of three different common references are lectured based on the operation principle of the bipolar transistor. The biasing circuits are lectured with somewhat practical circuits.
Various amplifier circuits 3 Several power amplifier circuits are lectured as we focus on their power efficiencies. DC amplifier circuits are lectured as we bear in mind that they are applied in operational amplifiers.
Operational amplifiers 2 The concept and advantages of the negative feedback circuit are lectured, and an important concept in the operational amplifier, the virtual short, is explained. The linear operational circuits such as integrator and differential circuits, and nonlinear operational circuits such as logarithmic and exponential amplifiers are introduced.
Oscilators 2 The principle of the oscillator circuit is lectured as a concept of the positive feedback. Various oscillator circuits are introduced with their characteristics.
Others 1 If we have a more lecture time, nonlinear circuits of multiplier and modulation/demodulation circuits, power supplies for electronic circuits, and the noise in electronic circuits will be lectured.
Examination 1 We make an examination in order to investigate the achievement in the lecture. We will offer an additional chance for discussion to the students who do not achieve satisfactorily.


M. Kitano, Fundamentals of Electronic Circuits (Reimei Publishing, Kyoto, 2011)


In addition to Japanese books, Tietze and Schenk: Electronic Circuits (Splinger) ;
Hayes and Horowitz: Student Manual for the Art of Electronics (Cambridge)


"Electric and Electronic Circuit (60030)" and "Fundamentals of Circuit Theory (60630)". (The lecturer recommends moderate understanding of fundamentals of electric circuit as the minimum prerequisites in order to achieve this course.)

Web Sites

Link to the homepage of this course is here; ( or ( Sorry for Japanese version only.

Additional Information

The topics will be selected owing to limit of lecture time. The students should prepare "Bar Cover" from the website of the Faculty of Electric and Electronic Engineering ( by themselves, and use it as a title page of each report and the exercise in the lecture. The homepage of this course is located on PandA ( Contact the instructor after the lecture, when the students have any questions.