Electronic Measurements and Components

Course Description

Fundamental features of electronic measurements and systems. Technical data and quality indicators. Grounded and floating outputs/inputs. Analog and digital oscilloscopes. Oscilloscope probes. Logic analyzers and probes. DC and signal sources. Measurement of sources spectral purity and stability. Time and frequency measurement. Measurement of two-port network parameters. Network analysers, principles and use. Real passive components characteristics. Resistors, potentiometers, capacitors, capacitors, electrolytic capacitors, inductors and inductive components. E-Standard values. Types, characteristics, equivalent circuits, applications, stability, Q factor, frequency characteristics. Loss mechanisms. Impedance measuring techniques. Fixturing and cabling. Electromechanical components

General Competencies

Students shall get basic knowledge on electronic measurements and measurement techniques, concerning measurement of laboratory sources quality, network and real passive components characteristics. Laboratory measurement skills shall be also emphasized.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe fundamental features of electronic measurements and measurement systems and their connecting
  2. arrange measurement probes and accurately measure physical quantities using analog and digital osciloscopes and logic analysers
  3. arrange measurements with DC and AC signal sources, measure of source spectral purity and stability, time and frequency measurement
  4. arrange measurements with spectrum analysers, understand the principle of operation and explain the block diagram
  5. define and accurately measure fourpole parameters, understand their principle of operation and usege
  6. analyze and compare the parameters of real passive electronic components, loss analysis, accurately measure the parameters of twopoles
  7. list electromechanic components and explain their priniple of operation of

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are held weekly with duration of 3 hours.


Midterm exam is a writtten exam. The final exam consists of the written and oral exams.

Laboratory Work

Laboratory exercises cover specific parts of the course, and they are organized in agreement with the students.


Consultation hours are defined. Students are encouraged to use the consultations as a part of active learning process.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 30 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 30 %
Final Exam: Oral 40 %
Exam: Written 50 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 50 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction
  2. Analog and digital oscilloscopes Principles of operation and block diagram
  3. Analog and digital oscilloscopes Oscilloscope probes Logic analyzers and probes
  4. DC and AC signal sources Characteristics of the sources and frquency bands
  5. Measurement of sources spectral purity and stability Time and frequency measurement
  6. Spectrum, principles of measuremet of spectral characteristics, spectrum analysers
  7. Examples and exercises
  8. Testing - written midterm exam
  9. Real passive components characteristics
  10. Resistors, potentiometers, capacitors, capacitors, electrolytic capacitors, inductors and inductive components
  11. E-Standard values Types, characteristics, equivalent circuits, applications, stability, Q factor, frequency characteristics Loss mechanisms
  12. Impedance measuring techniques Fixturing and cabling
  13. Measurement of two-port network parameters Network analysers, principles and use Electromechanical components
  14. Examples and exercises
  15. Testing - final exam, written and oral

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER2-HR] Electronics - profile
Specialization Course (1. semester) (3. semester)


S. Tonković, Z. Stare, R. Giannini (2004.), Ispitni materijali, Zavodska skripta
S. Tonković, Z. Stare, R. Giannini (2004.), Upute za laboratorijske vježbe, Zavodska skripta
J.P. Bentley (1995.), Principles of Measurement Systems, 3-e, Longman
J. G. Webster (1999.), The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA
C.A. Harper (1997.), Passive Electronic Component Handbook, McGraw-Hill

For students


ID 86463
  Winter semester
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable