# VTU BE/B.Tech (2017 – 2018) Detailed Syllabus Basic Electronics

Basic Electronics 2017 – 2018 Syllabus for BE/B.Tech sem I & sem II is covered here. This will help you to understand complete curriculum along with details such as exam marks and duration. The details are as follows.

Subject Code 17ELN15 / 17ELN25 IA Marks 40
Number of Lecture Hours/Week 04 Exam Marks 60
Total Number of Lecture Hours 50 Exam Hours 03

CREDITS – 04

Course objectives: The course objective is to make students of all the branches of Engineering to understand the efficacy of Electronic principles which are pervasive in engineering applications

Module -1     (10 Hours)
Semiconductor Diodes and Applications (Text-1): p-n junction diode, Characteristics and Parameters, Diode approximations, DC load line analysis, Half-wave rectifier, Two-diode Full-wave rectifier, Bridge rectifier, Capacitor filter circuit (only qualitative approch), Zener diode voltage regulators: Regulator circuit with no load, Loaded Regulator. Numerical examples as applicable. Bipolar Junction Transistors: BJT operation, BJT Voltages and Currents, BJT amplification, Common Base, Common Emitter and Common Collector Characteristics, Numerical examples as applicable.

Module -2     (10 Hours)
BJT Biasing (Text-1): DC Load line and Bias Point, Base Bias, Voltage divider Bias, Numerical examples as applicable. Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Text-2): Ideal OPAMP, Inverting and Non Inverting OPAMP circuits, OPAMP applications: voltage follower, addition, subtraction, integration, differentiation; Numerical examples as applicable.

Module -3     (10 Hours)
Digital Electronics (Text-2): Introduction, Switching and Logic Levels, Digital Waveform (Sections 9.1to 9.3). Number Systems: Decimal Number System, Binary Number System, Converting Decimal to Binary, Hexadecimal Number System: Converting Binary to Hexadecimal, Hexadecimal to Binary, Converting Hexadecimal to Decimal, Converting Decimal to Hexadecimal, Octal Numbers: Binary to Octal Conversion. Complement of Binary Numbers. Boolean Algebra Theorems, De Morgan’s theorem. Digital Circuits: Logic gates, NOT Gate, AND Gate, OR Gate, XOR Gate, NAND Gate, NOR Gate, X-NOR Gate. Algebraic Simplification, NAND and NOR Implementation (Sections 11.7 and 11.8): NAND Implementation, NOR Implementation. Half adder, Full adder.

Module -4     (10 Hours)
Flip-Flops (Text-2): Introduction to Flip-Flops (Section 12.1), NAND Gate Latch/ NOR Gate Latch, RS Flip-Flop, Gated Flip-Flops: Clocked RS Flip-Flop (Sections 12.3 to 12.5). Microcontrollers (Ref.1): Introduction to Microcontrollers, 8051 Microcontroller Architecture and an example of Microcontroller based stepper motor control system (only Block Diagram approach).

Module -5     (10 Hours)
Communication Systems (Text-2): Introduction, Elements of Communication Systems, Modulation: Amplitude Modulation, Spectrum Power, AM Detection (Demodulation), Frequency and Phase Modulation. Amplitude and Frequency Modulation: A comparison. Transducers (Text-2): Introduction, Passive Electrical Transducers, Resistive Transducers, Resistance Thermometers, Thermistor. Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT). Active Electrical Transducers, Piezoelectric Transducer, Photoelectric Transducer.

Course outcomes: After studying this course, students will be able to:

• Appreciate the significance of electronics in different applications,
• Understand the applications of diode in rectifiers, filter circuits and wave shaping,
• Apply the concept of diode in rectifiers, filters circuits
• Design simple circuits like amplifiers (inverting and non inverting), comparators, adders, integrator and differentiator using OPAMPS,
• Compile the different building blocks in digital electronics using logic gates and implement simple logic function using basic universal gates, and
• Understand the functioning of a communication system, and different modulation technologies, and
• Understand the basic principles of different types of Transuducers.

Question paper pattern:

• The question paper will have ten questions.
• Each full Question consisting of 20 marks
• There will be 2 full questions(with a maximum of four sub questions) from each module.
• Each full question will have sub questions covering all the topics under a module.
• The students will have to answer 5 full questions, selecting one full question from each module.

Text Books:

• David A. Bell, “Electronic Devices and Circuits”, Oxford University Press, 5th Edition, 2008.
• D.P. Kothari, I. J. Nagrath, “Basic Electronics”, McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited, 2014.

Reference Books: MuhammadAli Mazidi, “The 8051 Microcontroller and Embedded. Systems. Using Assembly and C.” Second Edition, 2011, Pearson India.

For all other B.E / B.Tech Sem 1st and 2nd  syllabus go to VTU B.E / B.Tech 1st and 2nd Year Sem Course Structure for (2017 – 2018) Batch.

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