Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering – Principles and Applications of Analogue Electronics

Course Code: L3E-A05
Enrolment Fee: £195.00
Format: On-line
Award: BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering
Accreditation: TECOL
Study Time: 60 Hours
Requirements: Age – Min. 16 Yrs. Purchase an electronics development kit – £25

This unit can be studied as a standalone TECOL BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering, or as part of an Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 Diploma (9 units) in Engineering.

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to start your Award enrolment. To enrol on Certificate or Diploma courses please return to the correct page as listed on the right. – £195

Aim and purpose

This unit will provide you with an understanding of analogue electronics and the skills needed to design, test and build analogue circuits.

Unit introduction

Although digital circuits have become predominant in electronics, most of the fundamental components in a digital system, particularly the transistor, are based on analogue devices. Analogue electronics are still widely used in radio and audio equipment and in many applications where signals are derived from analogue sensors and transducers prior to conversion to digital signals for subsequent storage and processing.

This unit will introduce you to the basic analogue principles used in electronics, such as gain, loss and noise and the principles of a range of classes of amplifier. The unit will also cover the operation of analogue electronic circuit systems and their components, such as integrated circuits (ICs) and the sensors required in analogue (and some digital) circuits. You will also be able to apply your understanding of principles and operation in the design and testing of analogue electronic circuits for specified functions using electronic computer-based methods. Finally, you will build and test circuits such as a filter, amplifier, oscillator, transmitter/receiver, power control, or circuits/systems with telecommunication applications. This will include the use of circuit assembly and testing methods, such as circuit diagrams, interpreting/recording measurements, analysis of performance and the use of a range of test equipment. You will be required to purchase an electronics development kit (cost £25) and be able to video your practical activities as part of your assessment.

On completion of this unit a you should:

1 Understand the principles of gain and loss and the function of amplifiers in analogue circuits

2 Understand the operation of analogue electronic circuit systems and their components

3 Be able to use computer-based techniques to design and test analogue electronic circuits for specified functions

4 Be able to build and test an analogue electronic circuit.