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Electronic Circuits I (E C E 340) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Knowledge of signals, frequency response and semiconductors.
  • 2
    Mastery of component level models of bipolar and field effect transistors.
  • 3
    Ability to design and analyze transistor amplifier circuits
  • 4
    Knowledge of building blocks of integrated circuit amplifiers.
Electronic Circuits I
E C E 340 ( 3 Credits )
A first course in modeling, characterization, and application of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. Development of appropriate models for circuit-level behavior of diodes, bi-polar and field effect transistors, and non-ideal op-amps. Application in analysis and design of linear amplifiers. Frequency domain characterization of transistor circuits.
ECE 230
College: College of Engineering
Instructor Name
Instructor Campus Address
Contact Hours
Course Coordinator
Text book, title, author, and year
Microelectronic Circuits; Sedra and Smith; 1st edition; No Year Given
Supplemental Materials
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
  1. Basic knowledge of signals, frequency response and amplifiers
  2. Semiconductor properties and pn junctions
  3. Diodes and modeling
  4. MOSFET device structure, physical operation and current-voltage characteristics
  5. MOSFET DC circuits
  6. MOSFET small-signal operation and models
  7. Basic MOSFET amplifiers
  8. Biasing in MOSFET amplifier circuits
  9. Discrete-circuit MOSFET amplifiers
  10. BJT device structure, physical operation and current-voltage characteristics
  11. BJT DC circuits
  12. BJT small-signal operation and models
  13. Basic BJT amplifiers
  14. Biasing in BJT amplifier circuits
  15. Discrete-circuit BJT amplifiers
  16. Building blocks of integrated circuit amplifiers: cascade amplifier, IC biasing
  17. Introduction to differential and multiple stage amplifiers
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