Analog Electronic Circuits

By Prof. Shanthi Pavan   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 489
This course is intended to introduce students to the fascinating world of analog electronics. The emphasis of the course is to build intuition behind the operation of circuits. To do this, we derive circuits ground-up, from first principles. The student is expected to have undergone a basic linear-circuit analysis course, but assumes no knowledge of device physics whatsoever.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduate students, graduate students

PREREQUISITES: High school mathematics, basic circuit theory

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All semiconductor design / services companies
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Nonlinear-circuit analysis using incremental networks
Week 2: Characteristics of an amplifying nonlinear device; the MOSFET
Week 3: The common-source amplifier: gain and swing limits
Week 4: Robust biasing of transistor amplifiers
Week 5: The incremental VCVS and VCCS using negative feedback
Week 6: The incremental CCVS and CCCS using negative feedback
Week 7: The PMOS transistor, active load and CMOS inverter
Week 8: The differential pair and common-mode rejection ration
Week 9: The basic two-stage opamp; parasitic capacitances in MOS transistors
Week 10: Multi-stage amplifiers in a feedback loop: stability and phase margin
Week 11: Dominant pole compensation of a two-stage opamp, the Miller effect
Week 12: Introduction to BJTs and BJT-based circuits

Books and references


Instructor bio

Prof. Shanthi Pavan

IIT Madras
Shanthi Pavan obtained the B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engg from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1995 and the doctoral degree from Columbia University, New York in 1999. Since 2002, he has been with IIT-Madras, where he is now a Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of high speed analog circuit design and signal processing.Prof.Pavan is the recipient of several awards, including the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Best Paper Award and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award. He is the author of Understanding Delta-Sigma Data Converters (second edition), with Richard Schreier and Gabor Temes. Prof.Pavan has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems:Part I - Regular Papers, and on the technical program committee of the International Solid State Circuits Conference. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the Solid-State Circuits and Circuits and Systems Societies. He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and an IEEE fellow.

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: 29 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 IIT Madras .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.

- NPTEL team

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