14:332:463 Analog Electronics

Course Catalog Description: 

14:332:463 Analog Electronics (3)
Feedback amplifier analysis, Frequency response of BJT and FET amplifiers, and frequency response with feedback stability, operational amplifiers.

Pre-Requisite Courses: 

14:332:361

Pre-Requisite by Topic: 

1. Steady state analysis of electrical networks.
2. Solid state device fundamentals.
3. Single stage BJT and FET bias analysis.

Textbook & Materials: 

R. C. Jaeger, Microelectronic Circuit Design, 4th Ed, McGraw-Hill, 2010.

References: 

P.R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. T. Lewis and and R. G. Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2001.

Overall Educational Objective: 

To develop analytical skills in obtaining the high frequency response of BJT and FET analog amplifiers.

Course Learning Outcomes: 

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
1. The ability to analyze the bias-point and small-signal response of BJT and FET amplifiers.

2. The ability to analyze BJT and FET differential and multistage amplifiers.

3. Understanding of the concept of negative feedback and its analysis and an ability to identify and analyze for amplifier stability and other amplifier figures of merit.

4. An ability to perform small-signal analysis of complex multi-stage BJT and MOS operational amplifiers.

How Course Outcomes are Assessed: 

  • HW Problems (5 %)
  • Quizzes (10%)
  • Two Mid-Term Exams (30 %)
  • Final Exam (25 %)
  • Design Project (30 %)


N = none S = Supportive H = highly related

Outcome

Level

Proficiency assessed by

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, science, and engineering

H

HW Problems, Quizzes, Exams, Projects

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments and interpret data

N

(c) an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

S

Projects

(d) an ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team

N

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve ECE problems

H

HW Problems, Quizzes, Exams. Projects

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

N

(g) an ability to communicate in written and oral form

S

HW Problems, Quizzes, Exams, Projects

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical and computer engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

N

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

S

HW Problems, Projects

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

N

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical and computer engineering practice

H

HW Problems, Quizzes, Exams, Projects

Basic disciplines in Electrical Engineering

H

HW Problems, Quizzes, Exams, Projects

Depth in Electrical Engineering

H

HW Problems, Quizzes, Exams, Projects

Basic disciplines in Computer Engineering

N

Depth in Computer Engineering

N

Laboratory equipment and software tools

H

HW Problems, Projects

Variety of instruction formats

S

Lecture, office hour discussions

Topics Covered week by week: 

Week 1: Single-stage BJT and FET amplifiers
Week 2: Multi-stage amplifiers
Week 3: Differential amplifiers
Week 4: Current sources and active loads
Week 5: High frequency single stage; Midterm Exam 1
Week 6: High frequency multi-stage
Week 7: Time constants and Bode plots
Week 8: Feedback amplifiers configuration
Week 9: Gain, input and output resistance of feedback amplifiers
Week 10: Feedback examples; Midterm Exam 2
Week 11: Stability of feedback amplifiers
Week 12: Bode plots; determining stability and compensation
Week 13: Analysis of 741 op-amp gain
Week 14: Stability example with 741 op amp
Week 15: Review

Computer Usage: 

Simulations using Spectre or ADS in HW Problems

Design Experiences: 

Course design projects

Independent Learning Experiences : 

1. Home-Work, 2. Design Projects

Contribution to the Professional Component: 

(a) College-level Mathematics and Basic Sciences: 0.25 credit hours
(b) Engineering Topics (Science and/or Design): 2.75 credit hours
(c) General Education: 0.0 credit hours
Total credits: 3

Prepared by: 
J. S. Walling
Date: 
April, 2011