This subject constitutes a first course of circuit analysis, in which the basic concepts of circuits and analysis techniques are introduced. The course will provide the necessary knowledge for successive courses on analysis and design of electric and electronic circuits. Students who have learned the contents of this subject, must be able to identify the different elements and stages of a circuit and to make the necessary simplifications and transformations in order to analyze and solve circuit problems. They will learn to make circuit transformations, to get equivalent circuits and to apply the systematic methods of circuit analysis. The students will obtain the skills to decide the best analysis strategy when facing to circuit problems.
Basic concepts of electrodynamics applied to the transmission of energy and information. The plane waves, as solution of the Maxwell equations: Polarization, dispersion, attenuation, propagation velocity, reflection coefficient, impedance, etc. The basic characteristics of the electromagnetic field in conductors. The general characteristics of the communication over a physical media, and particularly, the transverse electromagnetic mode (TEM) and the transmission line.
Thecoursepresentsthebasisforthedesign of subsystemsbeingpart of theRadioFrequencycommunicationsystems: filters, amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, etc. Theclassicalconfigurations are introducedintoeach of theanalyzedsubsystemswith particular emphasisontheaspectsthat determine theirelection; powerhandling, distortion, noise, suitabletechnology, etc. Themainobjectiveistogenerate in studentstheabilitytocarryout simple designsfulfillingspecifications of any of thesubsystemscovered in thecourse.
The fundamentals for audiovisual signals broadcasting based on the European standards (DVB) of first generation are presented. A brief description of second generation is provided. Other first generationstandards, non European, are presented.