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Lecturers :

Jérôme Lucas
Vincent Démery

Teaching staff :
Pierre Roussel
François Vialatte
Medani Takfarinas
Solofo Razafimahatratra
Aurore Jaumard-Hakoun

Research center

Level : 1st year

Course Language : French

Term : core curriculum

Number of hours : 112

ECTS Credits : 6
EEA Electronics, signals and linear systems, noise
Teaching site :
Lectures: 32 h - Tutorials: 6 h - Preceptorship: 7 h - Laboratory sessions: 67h


After a brief historical review of the evolution of the concepts that lead to modern electronics, this course will give you the required basics to understand a modern electronic system: from the cell phone to the gadget.
During this course, essentials elements of the linear systems theory and noise are introduced.
This course will not turn you into specialists. It will give you a deep insight of the internal mechanisms operating in electronic systems, and will make you able to implement them.


  1. Introduction
  2. Prerequisites

    • Fundamental laws
    • Linear dipoles
    • Impedance matchings
    • Elementatry circuits
    • Elementary time-frequency duality

  3. Operational amplifiers

    • Usage and simple models
    • Basics circuits
    • The real operational amplifier

  4. Elementary numerical electronic

    • Boolean algebra, Karnaugh diagrams
    • Combinatorial logic
    • Sequential and synchronous logic
    • Numerical electronic functions : registers, memories, counters, etc.

  5. Linear systems, analysis and stability

    • From the Fourier series to the Laplace transform
    • Stability : definitions and criterions

  6. Signals

    • Signals manipulation with the Fourier transform
    • Sampling

  7. Noise
    • Random signals
    • Spectral Properties

  8. Semi-conductor based non linear components

    • Semi-conductors: the PN junction
    • Diodes and interaction with light : photopiles and photodiodes
    • Transistors: study of MOSFET et Bipolar technologies

  9. Introduction to power electronics

The course is illustrated with tutorials and preceptorships that implement the concepts presented in the course and allow to go beyond basics applications.


  • Synchronous divide by 10 counter conception
  • Bode diagrams, unity step and impulse responses
  • How the feedback loop allows to override the operational amplifiers limitations
  • The differential pair, keystone of the operational amplifiers
  • Operationals amplifiers implementation examples
  • Sampling, under sampling and reconstruction


  • Superposition, signal conditioning and impedance matching
  • Logical systems
  • MOSFET analog implementations
  • Proportional control with reference model
  • Bipolar transistor amplifiers. The Cascode implementation

Practical sessions

Some of he concepts presented during the course are implemented during the practical sessions. The last session consists in an oral presentation of one of the implementation realized by each pair of presenting students.
  • Generators, oscilloscope measurements, elementary circuits : models and "reality"
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Microcontrolers
  • Logical systems
  • Temperature numerical control loop
  • Analog spectral analysis
  • Spectral analysis via FFT
  • Lock in amplifiers
  • Phase lock loop

Requirements : The prerequisites knowledge are reviewed at the beginning of the course in order to allow all students whatever their academic origin to hook. Prior mastering of Kirschoff's law and complex notation (Phasors) is an asset.

Evaluation mechanism : The acquired competencies and knowledge are evaluated via a written exam session at the end of the semester. The practical sessions are evaluated on the basis of the students work during the sessions and via an oral presentation of each working pair.

Last Modification : Thursday 6 September 2018

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