2024 Advanced Electronic Circuits

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Undergraduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Tokuda Takashi  Ito Hiroyuki 
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Tue1-2(S2-203(S222))  Fri1-2(S2-203(S222))  
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Course description and aims

I. The principles of A/D and D/A conversion and its basic specifications, major architectures, and circuit components (building blocks); various issues with A/D and D/A converters and their relationships with performance; and delta-sigma modulation technology and the process of delta-sigma A/D and D/A converters.
II. Students will understand the basic operating principles of PLL and further their building blocks (voltage-controlled oscillator, phase comparator, charge pump, frequency divider, and loop filter) and by deriving and analyzing transfer functions.
III. Students will understand the basic functions and types of power converter circuits and will learn about regulators and bandgap reference circuits. They will also understand AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC converters.

Student learning outcomes

Most of the signal processing in modern electronic instruments are done with digital circuits, however, the signals to work with in the real world are analog. For this reason, analog-to-digital (A/D) converters and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters have become important circuits. Phase locked loops (PLLs), which generate signals of a specific frequency, and power converter circuits, which supply power to the entire electronic instrument, are necessary in electronic instruments, and since it is technically difficult to replace everything with digital circuits, analog circuit technology is being used.
By the end of this course, students will be able to explain the principles and basic performance of applied analog electronic circuit technology: A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, and power supply circuits. The goal is for students to reach a level where they can understand the spec sheets of such circuits and create a basic design based on the intended performance.


analog-to-digital converter, digital-to-analog converter, phase locked loop, power circuit, interface circuit

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
・Applied specialist skills on EEE

Class flow

This course consists of lectures followed by a second half of exercise problems related to the material covered that day.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 A/D and D/A conversion, and basic operation basic operation, sampling, aliasing, quantization
Class 2 D/A converters Operation and characteristics of major Nyquist D/A converters
Class 3 A/D converters Operation and characteristics of major Nyquist A/D converters
Class 4 Building blocks for A/D and D/A converters Operation and characteristics of building blocks for composing A/D and D/A converters, integral non linearity (INL), differential non linearity (DNL), monotonicity
Class 5 Challenges for A/D and D/A conversion Dynamic characteristics (SNR,SFDR,THD,SNDR), effective number of bits (ENOB), figure of merit (FoM)
Class 6 Delta-sigma A/D and D/A converters Basis, operation and issues of over sampling technology and delta-sigma data converters
Class 7 Verification and explanation 1 Verification and explanation of A/D and D/A converters
Class 8 Overview of PLL Understanding of PLL operation
Class 9 Voltage controlled oscillator, phase frequency detector, charge pump, frequency divider, loop filter Understanding of voltage controlled oscillator, phase frequency detector, charge pump, frequency divider, loop filter
Class 10 Transfer function of PLL Derivation and understanding of transfer function of PLL
Class 11 exercise problems for PLL Exercise problems of PLL and review
Class 12 Overview of power circuit, and voltage regulator Understanding of power circuits
Class 13 AC-DC converter, DC-DC converter Understanding of AC-DC converter and DC-DC converter
Class 14 Verification and explanation 2 Verification and explanation of PLL and power circuits

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Akira Matsuzawa, "応用電子回路工学," ISBN 978-4-88686-293-8.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials can be found on T2SCHOLA.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their understanding of A/D converter, D/A converter, PLL and power circuit, and their ability to apply them to solve problems.
Students' course scores are based on midterm and final exams (40%/40%) and exercise problems (20%).

Related courses

  • EEE.M201 : Analysis for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • EEE.M211 : Fourier Transform and Laplace Transform
  • EEE.C201 : Electric Circuits I
  • EEE.C202 : Electric Circuits II
  • EEE.C211 : Analog Electronic Circuits

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students are required to have completed Electric Circuits I, Electric Circuits II and Analog Electronic Circuits or have equivalent knowledge.

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