CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Fundamental concepts in electronics. Diode, BJT and FET Circuits; design using ideal operational amplifiers; feedback; frequency response; biasing; current sources and mirrors; small-signal analysis; design of operational amplifiers.

REQUIRED TEXT: 'Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design' 4th Edition ( Hardcover ) by Neamen, Donald pulished by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math;
(September 3, 2009); ( ISBN-10: 0073380644 ; ISBN-13: 978-0073380643)

REQUIRED SOFTWARE: Download software and documentation of PSpice 9.1 Student Version from Internet. Pspice 9.1 is license free and can be used to design and simulate analog and digital circuits.

COURSE COORDINATOR: Prof. Chi-haur Wu

COURSE GOALS: To provide an introduction to sophomores in the field of electrical engineering to the fundamental concepts in the sub-area of electronics. This course will be one of five fundamentals courses required of all electrical engineering majors. Another goal is to prepare students to take some more advanced courses in the area of circuits and electronics.

PREREQUISITES: EECS 221 and EECS 223

DETAILED COURSE TOPICS:

  • Chapter 9: Ideal Operational Amplifier - Operational amplifier specifications and applications
  • Chapters 1 and 2: Diode circuits and models - Half and full-wave rectifiers, clamps, logic.
  • Chapters 3 and 4: BJT configurations, models and amplifiers – will discuss dc and ac models for BJT amplifiers, selection of Q-point (active operating point) for dc biasing, load lines for ac analysis, and various amplifiers.
  • Chapter 10: BJT Current sources.
  • Chapters 5 and 6: FET configurations, models, and amplifiers – will discuss dc and ac models for FET amplifiers, selection of Q-point (active operating point) for dc biasing, load lines for ac analysis, and various amplifiers.
  • Chapter 10: FET Current sources and active loads.
  • Chapter 7: Bode plot and frequency response.
  • Chapter 8: Power amplifiers and amplifier classes.
  • Chapter 11: Differential and multistage amplifiers.

COMPUTER USAGE: PSPICE Modeling of Circuits on PCs.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:

Homework will be assigned every week to reinforce lecture topics.

LABORATORY PROJECTS:

This course will have five regular labs and one individual design project. Design of some simple hobby circuits is encouraged for extra credits. Electronic tools such as solder iron and multi-meter are required for the project.

GRADES:

  • Homeworks – 10%
  • Labs – 15%
  • Pop quizzes and simple projects – 5%
  • Design Project – 15%
  • Midterm Exam – 25%
  • Final Exam – 30%

COURSE OBJECTIVES: When a student completes this course, s/he should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of electronics within the field of electrical engineering.
  • Understand diode circuits and models.
  • Understand BJT and FET transistor circuits and models.
  • Perform small-signal analysis for transistor circuits.
  • Know how to use and analyze operational amplifiers.
  • Analyze amplifier circuits with feedback.
  • Design electronic circuits for sensors.
  • Know how to design, debug, solder, and build electronic circuits.
  • Take advanced courses in the area of circuits and electronics.

ABET CONTENT CATEGORY: 100% Engineering.