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Analog Circuits

About the course

This course is designed as the introductory course on Analog Circuits for undergraduate students. It covers the basic components and methodologies used for Analog Design. Most of the portion deals with OPAMP based circuits. Later in the course some BJT based circuits are discussed.

Intended Audience

Is the course Core/Elective,UG/PG?

Course instructor

Jayanta Mukherjee is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of IIT Bombay. He did his PhD from The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio in Electrical and computer Engineering in 2006. His research interests lie in high frequency Passive and Active Circuit Design. He has published a number of papers in top ranked Journals and Conferences and also has a number of patents. He has taught the course “Analog Circuits” a number of times at IIT Bombay. The course material developed for this NPTEL MOOCS course are mainly derived from the teaching materials developed for the course that he has taught.

Course layout
Week 1: Introduction, Poles and Zeros, Ideal Opamp, Applications of OPAMP – Inverting and Non Inverting Amplifier
Week 2:
Applications of OPAMP (..Contd) – Summer Amplifier, Difference Amplifier, Integrator, Differentiator
Week 3:
Non Idealities in an OPAMP – Finite Gain, Bandwidth, Slew Rate, Saturation, Offset Voltage, Bias Current
Week 4:
Bode Plots, Frequency Response, Millers Theorem, Feedback, Effect of Feedback
Week 5:
Stability, Nyquist Plot, Phase Margin, Gain margin, Frequency Compensation
Week 6:
Filter Design, Butterworth and Chebyshev Filters Non Linear Applications of Filters – Limiters, Oscillators, Multivibrators
Week 7:
Diodes, Basic BJT Circuits
Week 8:
Basic BJT based circuits

Suggested Reading

1.Microelectronic Circuits : Theory and Applications, by sedra and smith,

2.Fundamentals of Electric Circuits by Alexander and Sadiku,

3.Analog Integrated Circuit Design, by Johns and Martin,

4.Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, by Grey, Hurst and Mayer

Certification Exam :

  • The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 26 March, 2017.
  • Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
  • Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
  • Registration URL: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of  NPTEL and IIT Bombay . It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.