Active Network Synthesis

Course Information
SchoolElectrical and Computer Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIoannis Theocharis
Course ID20000550

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The learning objectives are designated so that upon completion of the course the stident should accomplish the following: - In depth understanding of the principles and design methods pertaining to the analog filters design. - Understanding of the pole/zero control of the transfer functions describing different forms of filters. -computing the sensitivities of filters with respect to several components affecting the gain. - Distinguish the filter architectures, the merits/demerits of different filter structures, the complexity of circuit implementation, and the frequency response characteristics. - Implement different filter forms using different design approaches. - Puting emphasis on realistic implementations of filters.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Active filter types, transfer functions, frequence response, Bode diagramms, amplitude/frequency scaling, operational amplifier configurations, bilinear tranfer functions. First order filters- active/passive realizations, Biquads, root locus, sensitivity functions, statistical analysis of gain sensitivities, pole/zero control. Biquad implementations with positive/negative feedback. transfer function realization with ideal operational amplifiers. Fried Biquads, three amplifier biquads. Design of Butterworth, Chebyshev, Inverse Chebyshev and Elliptic filters. Frequency transformations. Bandpass filter designh, pole/zero transformations, Geffe algorithm. Highpass and band rejection filter design. Bessel-Thomson filrer design, phase and signal delay, transfer functions of delay filters, poles and frequency response of Bessel-Thomson filters.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
- Presentation of illustrative examples of active filter designs, using the MATLAB and EWB/SPICE software packages. - Preparation of web page at e-THMMY presenting: the course material,anouncements, projects assignments, and communication with students. - Lectures are given via Powerpoint presentations, and usage of the local network of THMMY.
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
- Assingment of a set of projects (4-5) involving the complete design of different forms of active filters. - Oral exams on the projects reports (individually or by group) - The evaluation criteria are posed at the Web page of the course e-THMMY and discussed during lectures.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σπύρος Α. Πακτίτης, «Αναλογικά Φίλτρα», Εκδόσεις Ίων (4η έκδοση 2007).
Additional bibliography for study
• Δίνονται εκτεταμένες διδακτικές σημειώσεις από τον διδάσκοντα οι οποίες καλύπτουν ικανοποιητικά όλες τις αρχές ανάλυσης καθώς και τις μεθοδολογίες σχεδίασης αναλογικών φίλτρων. Επίσης, διατίθενται οι διαλέξεις του διδάσκοντα σε μορφή Power Point. • Δίνονται λίστες πρακτικών εργασιών τις οποία οι φοιτητές εκπονούν κατ’ οίκον. Οι εργασίες οργανώνονται σε τέσσερις βασικές κατηγορίες γνωστικού περιεχομένου, κάθε μία από τις οποίες αφορά συγκεκριμένες μεθοδολογίες σχεδίασης φίλτρων και όχι μόνο. • Δίνεται τέλος, λίστα ξενόγλωσσων συγγραμμάτων από την πλούσια Αγγλική κυρίως βιβλιογραφία, παρόλο που η διανομή στους φοιτητές τέτοιων συγγραμμάτων δεν είναι εφικτή στην τρέχουσα φάση. Η παραπάνω λίστα αναρτάται στον ιστότοπο του μαθήματος στο e-THMMY. 1) Design of Analog Filters”, by Rolf Schaumann and Mac E. Van Valkenburg, Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN-10: 0195118774, 2001. 2) Analog Filter Design” [Hardcover] by M. E. Van Valkenburg, Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN-10: 0195107349, 1995. 3)“Analog Filters” by K. L. Su, Springer; Softcover 2nd ed. 2002 edition (December 7, 2010), ISBN-10: 1441952772. 4)“Principles of Active Network Synthesis and Design” [Paperback] by G. Daryanani, Wiley; 1 edition (November 12, 1976), ISBN-10: 0471195456. 5) “Design and Analysis of Analog Filters - A Signal Processing Perspective”, by Larry D. Paarmann, Springer; 1 edition (June 1, 2001), ISBN-10: 0792373731. 6) “Design of Analog Filters: Passive, Active Rc and Switched Capacitor”, [Hardcover] by Rolf Schaumann, M. S. Ghausi and Kenneth R. Laker, Prentice-Hall Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering, ISBN-10: 0132002884, 1990. 7) “Analog Filters using MATLAB” (Hardcover)by Lars Wanhammar, Springer; 1 edition (June 23, 2009), ISBN-10: 0387927662. 8) “Continuous-Time Active Filter Design” [Hardcover], by T. Deliyannis, Yichuang Sun and J.K. Fidler, CRC Press; 1 edition (December 16, 1998), ISBN-10: 0849325730. 9) “Modern Filter Design: Active Rc and Switched Capacitor” [Hardcover] by Mohammed S. Ghausi and Kenneth R. Laker, Noble Publishing Company (July 1, 2003), ISBN-10: 188493238X. 10) “Manual of Active Filter Design” [Hardcover] by John L. Hilburn, Mcgraw-Hill (Tx); 2 Sub edition (November 1982), ISBN-10: 0070287694.
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