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Subject: APPLIED ELECTRONICS (A.A. 2023/2024)


Course year 1
Teaching units Unit Elettronica applicata
Electrical, electronic, and industrial automation technologies (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: ING-INF/01 CFU: 3
Teachers: Andrea PADOVANI
Unit Laboratorio di elettronica applicata
Other Skills Required for Access to the Job Market (laboratory)
  • TAF: Various educational activities SSD: NN CFU: 4
Teachers: Andrea PADOVANI
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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The course aims to provide the basic knowledge on the laws that regulate the analysis of circuits and on semiconductor electronic devices, diode circuits, amplifier circuits based on operational amplifiers.

Admission requirements

Good knowledge of spoken and written Italian language, logical thinking skills, knowledge and ability to use the main results of elementary mathematics and the foundations of experimental sciences.

Course contents

Electrical circuits: Charge, Voltage, Current; Voltage and Current Generators; Electrical Resistance and Ohm Law; Superposition Principle; Power; Series and Parallel Resistors, Kirchhoff Laws, Thevenin and Norton Theorems. Electric Field, Magnetic Field, Capacitors, Series and Parallel Capacitors, Inductors, Series and Parallel Inductors, Mutual Inductance, Transformers. Transients: Capacitor Charge, Inductor Charge, Capacitor Discharge, Inductor Discharge.

Amplifiers: Amplifier Equivalent Circuit, Power Gain, Decibels, Differential Amplifiers, Operational Amplifiers, Non-Inverting Amplifier, Inverting Amplifier, Unit Gain Amplifier, Current-Voltage Amplifier, Subtractor, Adder, Differentiator, Real Operational Amplifiers.

Semiconductor devices: Electrical Properties of Solids, Semiconductors, Silicon, Dopants. Diffusion Current, Drift Current. PN Junction. Equivalent Diode Circuits, Rectifiers. MOSFET. Common-source amplifiers.

Teaching methods

Course teaching consists of lectures in Italian and some laboratory activities. During the course both analytical techniques and specific software such as analog and digital circuit simulators will be used for didactic purposes to better understand the concepts introduced. Attendance is not mandatory, but it is recommended.

Assessment methods

The learning assessment is through a written test followed by an oral discussion. The written test can be replaced by a midterm and a final tests.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course and after passing the related exam, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of electrical circuits.
2. Knowledge and understanding of the pn junction operating principles and of the main diode circuit applications.
3. Knowledge and understanding of the MOSFET operating principles.
4. Knowledge and understanding of the main operational amplifier applications.
5. Capacity of analyzing and designing elementary diode circuits using analytical techniques.
6. Capacity of analyzing and designing basic MOS amplifiers.
7. Capacity of analyzing and designing elementary operational amplifier circuits using analytical techniques.


Neil Storey – Fondamenti di Elettronica – Ed. Pearson, ISBN: 9788871926087
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