Course 3: Analog Electronics


Lesson 1: Introduction to Analog Electronics Want to learn about analog electronics? Please start here! This lesson explains the course content, what expectations you should have and what parts are needed for the course.
Lesson 2: AC vs DC Before jumping into analog circuit theory we must first discuss a fundamental difference in the way electricity flows, this lesson covers the difference of AC vs DC.
Lesson 3: Rectifying Diode Circuits Diodes have many properties but one of the most important is for rectifying AC. This lesson explains how diodes can be used to tame AC electricity into the more friendly DC.
Lesson 4: The Zener Diode A special type of diode called the zener diode can be used to regulate a power supply. This lesson shows you how to design a simple +5v zeneor diode regulator.
Lesson 5: RC and RL Filters An extremely important aspect of analog circuits is reserved for signal filtering. This lesson shows you the 3 basic types of filters available to analog circuit designers.
Lesson 6: RLC Filter Design Bringing the op-amp back for a quick cameo appearance, this lesson shows you how to design better active filters using a standard op-amp.
Lesson 7: Active Filter Design A second property of op-amps shows its face in what are called comparators. This lesson explores how comparators work and how we use them in analog circuit design.
Lesson 8: Design a BJT Amplifier The holy grail of analog design is a perfect amplifier and although this design will be far from perfect, brain power will still be required to understand and design this amplifier.
Lesson 9: Design a Simple Amplifier An easier method of building an amplifier comes in the form of using operational amplifiers in your design. Let's test how to use an op-amp to build a simple amplifier.
Lesson 10: Design an Audio Amplifier As a final test, let's put the two types of amplifiers that we just learned about together to make a super powerful audio amplifier and see how well it works.