t.BA.ET.EK1.19HS (Electronics 1) 
Module: Electronics 1
This information was generated on: 25 May 2024
Electronics 1
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Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2020

Short description

In the Electronics 1 module (EK1), basic electronic circuits are analysed, calculated, simulated (LTspice) and designed, then built and measured in the laboratory.

Module coordinator

Wyrsch Sigi, wyrs

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
The students know the functionality of ideal operational amplifiers and understand the data sheet information. F K1-K3
Students can use LTspice XVII to simulate all (relevant) electronic circuits from EK1, EK2, EL1, EL2. They can parameterize LTspice. F, M K1-K4
You can calculate given circuits with (ideal) operational amplifiers, simulate and analyze them with LTspice and design variants yourself. F, M K3-K5
The students know the static and dynamic behaviour of different types of diodes. F K1, K2
They know how MOS-FETs work and can use them in switch applications, especially in clocked step-down and step-up converters. F, M K1-K4
You know how a DC motor will operate on an H-bridge and can dimension the circuit F, M K2-K5

Module contents

Feedback circuits with ideal operational amplifiers
Coupled circuits with ideal operational amplifiers
Single supply operational amplifier circuits
Entry into circuit simulation technology with LTspice XVII
Static and dynamic characteristics of PN, PIN and Schottky diodes
Function and characteristics of the MOS-FET
MOS-FET as circuit breaker
buck and boost converter
H-bridge circuits

Teaching materials

- lecture slides
- Instructions for
- Circuit Simulation-Tool LTSpice XVII
- Laboratory Infrastructure (Electronic , measuring instruments)
- excercises for self-study

Supplementary literature

The available teaching material is enough for a successful passing of this modul. The following books (avialable at the ZHAW-library) can be used as supplementary information:

Ralf Kories, Heinz Schmidt-Walter
Taschenbuch der Elektrotechnik
Verlag Harri Deutsch, 736 Seiten, ca. Fr. 33.-, 11. Auflage, 2017
ISBN: 978 3 8085 5865 2

Tietze, Ulrich, Schenk, Christoph, Gamm, Eberhard

Springer-Verlag,1793 Seiten, 16. Auflage, 2019
ISBN: 978-3-662-48553-8



Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 3a
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Exam written each about 45 min. Mark: 1 to 6 2 x 20%
End-of-semester exam Exam written 90 min. Mark: 1 to 6 60%



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.
Course: Elektronik 1 - Praktikum
Elektronik 1 - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Elektronik 1 - Vorlesung
Elektronik 1 - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.