Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student understands fundamental analysis methods related to circuit theory and is familiar with the basic components used in electrical circuits. The student can use and apply this knowledge to simple analog and digital circuits and can do simple simulations and measurements of these circuits. In addition, the student knows how the essentials of the circuit analysis and design are linked to large and complex electronic circuits and has the needed knowledge to continue studies in microelectronic circuit design or radio engineering majors.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2020 - 10.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Anu Lehtovuori, Jussi Ryynänen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anu Lehtovuori, Jussi Ryynänen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Fundamental analysis methods related to circuit theory and basic components used in electrical circuits.

    - Small signal model

    - S-parameters

    - Feedback analysis

    - Basic concepts of digital circuits

    - Basic simulation and measurements (in two labs)

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Exercises, simulations, and laboratory work. Final exam.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exercises, and exam about 35h
    Simulations and laboratory assignments about 10h
    Independent work about 85h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture slides and selected parts from Sedra - Smith: Microelectronic Circuits (4th, 5th, 6th or 7th edition), and Pozar: Microwave Engineering

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basics of circuit analysis.



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