MICRO-211 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Enz Christian

Langue: Anglais


This course introduces the analysis and design of linear analog circuits based on operational amplifiers. A Laplace early approach is chosen to treat important concepts such as time and frequency responses, convolution, and filter design. The course is complemented with exercises and simulations.



Linear circuits, operational amplifier, opamps, feedback, active filters

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Electrotechnics I and II
  • Electronics I

Important concepts to start the course

  • Complex calculus
  • Kirchhoff's laws for resistive circuits
  • Phasors

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Analyze analog circuits based on operational amplifiers
  • Design simple circuits based on operational amplifiers
  • Design analog active filters
  • Verify the design by circuit simulation
  • Develop simple analog systems

Transversal skills

  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools

Teaching methods

Lectures with exercises and circuit simulations

Expected student activities

  • Attend the lecture
  • Complete the exercises
  • Run simulation on LTspice

Assessment methods

  • Mid-term on-line moodle MCQ
  • Open-book written final exam in the form of an MCQ



Main reference:

  1. R. E. Thomas, A. J. Rosa, G. J. Toussaint, The Analysis and Design of Linear Circuits, 9th Edition, Wiley, 2016, ISBN 978-1-119-23538-5.


Additional references:

Circuit theory:

  1. C. A. Desoer, E. S. Kuh, Basic Circuit Theory, Mc Graw-Hill, 1969.
  2. R. Boite and J. Neirynck, Théorie des réseaux de Kirchhoff, (TE volume IV), Presse Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes, 1996.
  3. W. H. Hayt, J. E. Kemmerly and S. M. Durbin, Engineering Circuit Analysis, 8th Edition, Mc Graw-Hill, 2012, ISBN 978-0-07-352957-8.
  4. E. A. Guillemin, Introductory Circuit Theory, Wiley, 1953.



  1. S. Franco, Design With Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th edition, Mc Graw-Hill, 2015.
  2. J. M. Fiore, Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits: Theory and Application, available on line at www.mvcc.edu/jfiore


Laplace and Fourier transform:

  1. A. Papoulis, The Fourier Integral and its Applications, Mc Graw-Hil, 1962.
  2. R. N. Bracewell, The Fourier Transform and its Applications, 3rd edition, Mc Graw-Hill, 2000.

Ressources en bibliothèque


Copy of the slides in pdf format downloadable from the moodle site.

Moodle Link


Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Analog circuits and systems
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • TP: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

8-9 CM1   
10-11 CM1   
11-12 CM1   

Mardi, 8h - 10h: Cours CM1

Mardi, 10h - 11h: Exercice, TP CM1

Mardi, 11h - 12h: Exercice, TP CM1