CSVTU B.E. III Semester Mechanical Engineering Electronics & Instrumentation Syllabus


Semester : B.E. III Sem.

Sub : Electronics & Instrumentation

Unit – I : Semiconductor Diodes

Construction & Characteristics of PN Junction dioes, Rectifier : Half wave, Full Wave & Bridge (Circuit

and operation), Zener diode: construction, characteristics, specifications, Voltage regulator circuit using

Zener diode.

Unit – II : Transistors (8L + 2T)

Junction Transistor : Construction, Various current components inside a transistor, circuit symbol of PNP

and NPN transistors, transistor amplifier, input and output characteristics, relation between


of a

transistor, CB, CE & CC configuration. Field Effect Transistor: construction, principal of operation and


characteristics of JFET. Construction, principle of operation and characteristics of MOSFET 0


enhancement and depletion type MOSRET.



Unit – III : Basics of Transducers (8L + 2T)

Active & Passive Transducers, Analog & Digital Transducers, Classification of transducers according to

Applications. Selection of a transducer. Construction, Principles of operation and applications of : Wire

wound Potentiometer, Strain gauge, LVDT, Thermistor, Solar cell Transducer, Piezo-electric crystals.

Unit – IV : Signal Conditioning Circuits (8L + 2T)

Operational Amplifiers:


Terminal characteristics, Ideal characteristics, OPAMP as Inverting amplifier, Noninverting

amplifier, Adder, Difference amplifier, differentiator, Integrator, Comparator, Instrumentation




Passive Filters

: High Pass, Low Pass and Band Pass filter using RC- expression for their Gain –

BW Product.



Wheatstone bridge. Diode Clipper and clamper

(only qualitative analysis, no mathematical

derivation is required).



Unit – V : Basic Instrumentation System & Components (8L + 2T)

Block diagram of basic measurement systems: Distortion due to Mechanical loading, Distortion due to

Impedance loading, Distortion due to change in signal frequency, Distortion due to electrical noise.



Acquisition System




: Objective of DAS, Single & Multi channel DAS, Computer based DAS. Data Loggers,

(Only introductory idea is expected no detail analysis is required).



Text Books :


Electronic Instrumentation (2nd

Ed.) by H S Kalsi, TMH




Elements of Electronic Instrumentation by

J. Jha, M.Puri, R. Sukesh Kumar & M. Kowar,

Narosa Publishing House.





Electronics & Instrumentation

by B.R. Gupta, S. Chand & Co.


Reference Books :


Electrical & Electronics Measurement & Instrumentation by

A.K. Sawheny, Dhanpat Rai

Publishing Company.





Electronic Instrumentation & Measurement Techniques by

Copper & Helfrick, PHI.


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