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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)J M Redoute (Clayton); K Y Ng (Sunway)


The unit further explores the integration of multiple devices on a chip. The importance and use of CAD for integrated circuit analysis is emphasised. MOS and BJT single ended as well as differential amplifier circuits, along with basic analogue circuit blocks like the current mirror, are introduced and developed using small signal models. Practical Operational Amplifiers are considered where properties deviate from ideal in terms of frequency response, CMMR, noise, stability and input/output impedance. The use of feedback in electronic circuits is studied, and ways to improve arising stability issues in operational amplifiers (eg using pole compensation) are discussed. Nyquist is presented and frequency domain analysis and design shall be explicitly explored via Bode plots. Concepts of State Space representation, transfer functions, canonical realisation, observability and controllability and discrete-time systems are presented.


  1. To extend semiconductor theory to additional electronic devices and to integrated circuit structures.
  2. To gain more detailed knowledge and understanding of electronic amplifier circuits, and to understand how transistors and electronics are used in higher frequency and oscillator applications.
  3. Introduce feedback, stability.and dominant pole compensation.
  4. To further explore the design of electronic circuits using simulation and CAD design systems.
  5. To understand SISO control systems, state space modelling and their relationship to transfer function representation.
  6. To introduce discrete-time/sampled-data control systems.

To extend the ability and practical skills to:

  1. design electronic circuits using simulation tools and construct, debug and verify the operation of electronic circuits in the laboratory.
  2. design and experimentally verify the operation of SISO control systems.


Examination: (3 hrs) 70%, Mid-semester test/laboratory/project and assignment work: 30%.
Students must achieve a mark of at least 45% in each assessment component and an overall mark of at least 50% in order to achieve a pass grade.

Contact hours

2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory/practice classes and 7 hours of private study per week


ECE2031 and ECE2061