# Second Year

Second year is dedicated to introduce students to electronics basic area.

## 2nd Year CURRICULUM

#### Special Mathematics 2

The second part of Special Mathematics course continues with other instruments for engineering: multiple integrals, Stokes formula, Gauss-Ostrogradski formula, partial differential equations, wave equation, heat equation, concepts of probability theory such as discrete and continuous random variables, probability density function (pdf), cumulative distribution function (cdf), mean, variance, classic distributions, etc.

#### Electronic Devices

The main target of this course is to study the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of the construction, operation and application of the main semiconductor devices.

The physical structures, operation and parameters that characterise semiconductor devices and some analysis and design techniques of their basic applications using models are revealed following this course.

#### Signals, Circuits and Systems

The objective of the discipline is to present basic concepts related to signal, circuit and system theory used in electronic and telecommunication engineering and their applications in analogue and discrete modelling and analysis. Also, the discipline focuses on understanding and the practical application of analogue modulation principles, stability conditions of analogue linear systems and the duality between time and frequency information.

#### Computer-Aided Analysis of Electronic Circuits

The course introduces numerical algorithms and computer-aided techniques for the simulation of electronic circuits. Theoretical and practical aspects of important analyses are presented: device modelling, circuit formulation methods, DC, frequency and time-domain analyses. The students are instructed, also, to use the PSpice circuit simulator, one of the most used in the electronic industry.

#### Electrical and Electronic Measurements

This course is dedicated to studying and practice of measurement of the main electric quantities. The balance between the necessary background knowledge about the physical quantities and the measurement methods is realised, based on dedicated measurement instruments and systems, also between the electric, electronic and computer based techniques.

#### Information Theory

The course presents the fundamentals of information theory and its applications for efficient and robust communication. Topics include the definition and properties of information, noisy communication channels, algorithms for lossless compression of data and algorithms for correcting data errors.

#### Fundamental Electronic Circuits

This course explains the main classes of analogue circuits, both from a two-port and a detailed circuit perspective. Main topics includes the analogue switching regime of electronic devices and the MOS basic logic gates, the electronic amplifier, computation of bandwidth of electronic amplifiers using time constants, negative feedback, compensation of electronic amplifiers with negative feedback, linear and switching voltage regulators and harmonic oscillators.

#### Digital Integrated Circuits

The discipline aims to provide fundamental knowledge on structure and function of basic logic circuits (logic gates, latches, flip-flops, MUX, DEMUX, codecs, shifters, comparators, adders, finite state machines, counters, registers).