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IE1206 Embedded Electronics 7.5 credits

In this course you will learn about electrical circuits and the function of the basic components in electrical circuits. You will learn to analyze time independent as well as time dependent circuits. After the course you will understand how electrical curcuits work and gain experience in building and measuring them. The course  will give you a solid ground for future studies within electronics.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus IE1206 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • The microcontroller as an embedded system component.
  • Input and output devices in a microcontroller.
  • Charge, voltage, current, power and energy.
  • Electrical and magnetic fields.
  • Kirchhoff's laws and Ohm’s law.
  • Basic functions of components R,L,C, diode, transistor,operational amplifier and the transformator.
  • DC and AC voltage/currents.
  • Independent and dependent sources.
  • Circuit analysis with mesh and node ananlysis, superposition and Thevenin/Norton equivalents.
  • Transients in RC/RL-nets. 
  • Analyse RLC-nets including resonance circuits using the phasor method.

Intended learning outcomes

This course provides basic knowledge of circuit theory and electronics. It also provides knowledge of the various devices that can be found in a microcontroller and how these are supposed to be used.

This means that the student after completing the course will be able to

  • design, implement and demonstrate a circuit that is controlled by a microcontroller
  • explain the basic electrical and magnetic concepts
  • describe passivecomponentsandelectricalnetworks
  • perform network calculation and simulations of electrical nets
  • analyze basic electrical circuits
  • choose components in a circuit design
  • conduct measurements on electrical circuits.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

  • SF1689/SF1690 Basic Course in Mathemathics
  • SF1625/SF1685 Calculus in One Variable
  • SF1624/SF1684 Algebra and Geometry
  • ID1018 Programming I


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Electric Circuits, J.W. Nilsson and S. A. Riedel, 10th edition, Pearson

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LABA - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: