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Electronic Circuits II (E C E 342) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Use systematic problem solving techniques to partition complex problems
  • 2
    Use simplifying assumptions to approach solutions to ill-posed design problems
  • 3
    Use mathematical analysis software tools to solve engineering design problems
  • 4
    Present solutions to technical problems effectively using reports
  • 5
    Develop and quantify common performance objectives for amplifiers – dynamic range, input and output impedances, transfer properties, frequency response and distortion levels
  • 6
    Determine various operational parameters of amplifiers and represent them in the form of two port networks
  • 7
    Determine the frequency response of amplifier networks and represent the results in the form of Bode plots
  • 8
    Identify and quantify the properties of output stages used in typical amplifier networks
  • 9
    Quantify the effects of distortion caused in amplifiers due to cross-over and cut off nonlinearities
  • 10
    Identify different types of feedback that may be applied to amplifiers to shape their performance
  • 11
    Determine the performance of feedback amplifiers including dynamic properties
  • 12
    Design compensation transfer functions for amplifiers for loop gain shaping
  • 13
    Quantify the performance of simple operational amplifier by analyzing its building blocks
  • 14
    Use IC opamps as building blocks for functional realizations including filters
  • 15
    Describe operation of simple oscillators
  • 16
    Outline extensions of BJT modeling approach to other types of transistor circuits
Electronic Circuits II
E C E 342 ( 3 Credits )
A second course in modeling and application of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits. Advanced transistor amplifier analysis, including feedback effects. Design for power amplifiers, op-amps, analog filters, oscillators, A/D and D/A converters, and power converters. Introduction to transistor level design of CMOS digital circuits.
ECE 340
College: College of Engineering
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Microelectronic Circuits, by Sedra and Smith, Oxford University Press


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Brief List of Topics to be Covered

Amplifier equivalent circuits, Effects of feedback, Feedback configurations, Midband equivalent circuits for transistor amplifiers, Differential transistor pair, Feedback amplifier terminal impedances, Output stages/Swing calculations,  Distortion modeling, Primitive operational amplifier, Frequency response,  Bode plots,  Poles/zeroS, Coupling and Bypass capacitors,  Miller capacitor, Feedback dynamics and Stability, Compensation, Oscillators,  Filter networks and application of JFETs, MOSFETs.


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