Analog and Mixed Signal Processing

Course Description

Real and causal signal spectra;Ideal transmission;Linear and nonlinear distorsion; Amplifiers with Real Integrated Circuits;Basic Realizations;Static and Dynamic Properties;Current Feedback;Transconductance Amplifiers;Signal and Impedance transformation Circuits;Inductance Simulations;Nonlinear circuits; Comparators; Limiters;Nonlinear Feedback;Filters;Classification;Amplitude, Phase and Group Delay; Approximations;Butterworth;Chebyshev;Cauer;Linear Phase;Passive Filters; Active RC filters;High-order Filters;Sensitivities;Selective and Coupled amplifiers;Analog Switches and Multiplexers,Models,Errors,Crosstalk,SC Circuits for Signal Processing; Filters, Transducers, Modulators; PLL, AD, DA conversion, Sigma-Delta Converters, VLSI Signal Processing Circuits CAD and CAA programs.

General Competencies

Acquiring the basic knowledge on signal properties, and signal processing concepts. Understanding the principles and drawbacks of amplifier circuits Ability to design linear and nonlinear circuits with operational amplifiers. Understanding the properties filtering processes. Ability to analyse and design passive and active filters. Ability to design selective and coupled amplifiers. Understanding the principles for design circuits for signal conversion, modulation and detection.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the concept of mixed-signal processing and give examples of mixed signal processing systems
  2. Identify static and dynamic limitations of operational amplifiers
  3. Analyze and realize linear and nonlinear circuits with operational amplifiers
  4. Define transfer properties of filter circuits according to given specifications.
  5. Design and realize passive and active electrical filters.
  6. Apply optimal components and configurations for realization of signal processing circuits.
  7. Use SC components in discrete and analog signal processing.
  8. Apply CAD and CAA programs for realization procedure of circuits.

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are continuously held 2 hours per week


Midterm and final exam


Exercizes are continuously held 1hour per week

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 50 % 20 % 50 % 20 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 20 %
Final Exam: Oral 20 %
Exam: Written 50 % 60 %
Exam: Oral 20 %

Possible changes in scoring and grading will be announced on the first lecture.

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Signal spectra for causal and real signals, Ideal Signal Transmission; Linear and Nonlinear Distorsions
  2. Amplifiers with real integrated circuits. Basic realizations. Static and dynamic properties. Nonidealities, signal slope, Current Feedback;DC and AC amplifiers. Transconductance Amplifiers
  3. Linear circuits: adder, subtractor, differentiator, integrator. Impedance transformation Circuits;Inductance Simulations
  4. Nonlinear circuits;Comparators;Limiters;Nonlinear Feedback
  5. Nonlinear circuits: log amplifiers, antilog amplifiers, signal multipliers.
  6. Midterm
  7. Filters;Classification. Transfer function, Amplitude, Phase and Group Delay;
  8. Aproximations: Butterworth, Chebyshev, Cauer, linear phase i group delay, Bessel approximation, equiripple phase
  9. Passive RC and RLC filters. Active RC Filters
  10. Active RC Filters with transconductance amplifiers , fully balanced filters. High-order Filters
  11. Selective and Coupled amplifiers. Analogne sklopke i multiplekseri, modeli, pogreške, preslušavanje
  12. SC Circuits for Signal Processing. Application of SC to Filters, Transducers, Modulators
  13. PLL, AD, DA conversion, Sigma-Delta Converters
  14. VLSI Signal Processing Circuits. CAD and CAA programs
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Theoretical Course (1. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Theoterical Course (1. semester)


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(.), Analog Signal Processing D. Meador Delmar, Thomson Learning 2002,
(.), Low Voltage, Low Power Integrated Circuits and Systems E.S.Sinencio, A.G.Andreu IEEE Press 1998,
(.), Design With Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits S. Franco McGraw Hill 2002,
(.), Analog Signal Processing R. Pallas-Areny, J. G. Webster Wiley Interscience 1999,

Grading System

ID 34559
  Winter semester
L2 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises


90 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable