Op-Amp Practical Applications: Design Simulation and Implementation

By Prof. Hardik Jeetendra Pandya   |   IISc Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 158
This course is a system design-oriented course aimed to provide exposure on applications of op-amps and its importance in the real world. Since analog circuits play a crucial role in the implementation of an electronic system, this course emphasis 0n complete system design with initial discussion on circuit design. As part of this course student can build analog systems using analog ICs and study their macro models. Below are some of the course outcomes. To expose the operation of the basic building blocks of analog system To understand and analyze the Op-Amps. To understand feedback techniques and its advantage Ability to design amplifiers using Op-Amps Ability to analyze and design filters using Op-Amps, To develop the skill to build and troubleshoot Analog circuits To develop the skill to build complete system using analog circuits.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Engineering Student/Faculty
PREREQUISITES:         Op-Amps fundamentals, Basic Electronics and Circuits and Networks 

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1:Understanding the Datasheet of Op-Amps  
Week 2:Introduction to op-amps and discussion on its characteristics by simulation and experiment 
Week 3: Understand the basics of Hysteresis and the need of hysteresis in switching circuits 
Week 4: Op-Amp Circuits Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) 
Week 5: Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) using Op-Amps 
Week 6: To design and build a function generator capable of generating square wave and a triangular wave of a known frequency using simulation and experiment by TI analog system lab kit pro 
Week 7: To design and build a voltage-controlled oscillator using simulation and TI analog system lab kit pro 
Week 8: To design and build an automatic volume control using simulation and TI analog system lab kit pro 
Week 9: To design and build a constant current drive circuit for measuring unknown resistance using simulation and Experiment on bread board 
Week 10: To design and build a temperature controlled system using op-amps as ON-OFF controller and Proportional controller by simulation and Experiment on bread board 
Week 11: To design and build a signal conditioning circuit for the thermocouple to compensate for temperature correction 
Week 12: To design and Implement a speed controller of a DC motor using simulation and experiment 

Books and references

1.Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, John Wiley & Sons, 5th edition, 2009 
2.Horowitz and Hill, The Art of Electronics, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999 
3.Behzad Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 2001 
4.Phillip E. Allen and Douglas R. Holberg, CMOS Analog Circuit Design, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2002 
5.Johan H. Huijsing, Operational Amplifiers – Theory and Design, 3rd edition, Springer 
6.Carusone, Johns, and Martin, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, 2nd edition, John Wiley, 2012 
7.Razavi, Fundamentals of Microelectronics, John Wiley, 2008 
8.Franco Maloberti, Analog Design for CMOS VLSI Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001
9.Willy M.C. Sansen, Analog Design Essentials, Springer, 2007

Instructor bio

Prof. Hardik Jeetendra Pandya

IISc Bangalore
Biodata (Self Introduction): Dr. Hardik J. Pandya is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Division of Electrical Sciences, IISc Bangalore where he is developing Advanced Microsystems and Biomedical Devices Facility for Clinical Research and Biomedical and Electronic (10-6-10-9) Engineering Systems Laboratory to carry out cutting-edge research on novel devices to solve unmet problems in biology and medicine. He is recipient of prestigious Early Career Research Award from Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India as well as a start-up grant of 228 Lacs from IISc. He has taught Design for Analog Circuits, Analog Integrated Circuits, VLSI technology, and Semiconductor Devices to undergraduate and graduate students from Electronic Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, and Applied Physics. He seek to understand and exploit novel ways of fabricating microengineering devices using glass, silicon, polymers and integrate with unusual classes of micro/nanomaterials. His research interests include integrating biology/medicine with micro- and nanotechnology to develop innovative tools to solve unmet clinical problems. His current research focuses on flexible sensors for smart catheters, microsensors, microfluidic devices, and microelectromechanical systems, all lately with an emphasis on cancer diagnosis, therapeutics, e-nose, and biomedical device technologies. Before joining IISc, he worked as a postdoctoral scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maryland Robotics Center, University of Maryland, College Park and in the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital–Harvard Medical School affiliated with Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology. His work has resulted in several patents and publications. His work has been highlighted as “Breaking Research News” by The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and has been featured on IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering July 2016 issue cover image as well as IEEE TBME July 2016 feature article for the website and monthly highlights. The work on portable cancer diagnosis tool was also featured on Science Translational Medicine as an Editorial Choice, Breast Cancer Diagnosis, March 2016 and has been highlighted on CapeRay blog as “Biochips and Diagnostic tools” in April 2016. His work has been published in high-quality journals including Lab on a Chip, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Sensors and Actuators B, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, Sensors and Transducers, and Journal of Micromechanics and Micromachining.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
30 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IISc Bangalore.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

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