Fairfield University School of Engineering
Syllabus

COURSE:                  EE213L/PS212L Analog Circuits I Laboratory - Fall, 2017

INSTRUCTOR:        Jeffrey N. Denenberg

Google Voice:  (203) 513-9427

Office:  Bannow 301C, (203) 254-3330

Email:  jeffrey.denenberg@ieee.org

Web: http://doctord.webhop.net/

INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANCE: Mon - Thurs 1:00 – 2:00 or by phone or email at any time.

CLASS HOURS:       Section 01 – Tuesdays, 2 hours a week from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in Bannow 133
                                    Section 02 – Wednesdays, 2 hours a week from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in Bannow 133

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

Students build and test circuits using Resistors, Capacitors and Inductors. They use the principles developed in the EE 213/PS212 lectures to design, analyze, build, and test these circuits.

CO-REQUISITE: EE 213/PS212, “Analog Circuits I” (or equivalent).
The student should also be able to simulate systems using Multisim (or LTSpice) and use MatLab.

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Objective

Learning Outcome

Cognitive Level

ABET a-k

1.

Students will design circuit solutions to meet specified requirements.

Students will become proficient at doing design to meet requirements.

Synthesis

a, b, c, d, e, k

2.

Students will use Multisim to simulate their designs.

Students will become proficient at using circuit simulation to test their designs.

Analysis

b, c, k

3.

Students will use Laboratory Instruments and Elvis to debug and test their designs.

Students will become proficient at using laboratory instruments.

Evaluation

b, c, k

4.

Students will write Lab reports on their design experience.

Students will become proficient at describing their circuit designs and methodology.

Evaluation

a, b, c, e, g, k

Lab Manual:  Circuit Analysis Laboratory Manual”, Uma Balaji, 2015

SW:     The student should have access to Multisim and MatLab (Full or Student version)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The student is expected to attend all of the scheduled sessions.  If for some reason a student cannot make a session, the Instructor should be contacted in advance, if possible, to arrange to do and turn in the assigned work and get the assignment for the following class. The course includes an introductory labs on instrumentation and several Design exercises. The student is expected to turn in all work on time and late work will be penalized.

BlackBoard

The Blackboard system along with our course web site will be used to manage this course.

Student groups must submit their assignments into Blackboard for archival and grading.  All work is to be typed (including equations), drawings are to be computer-base, not scanned, hand written work.  The best file format to use is MS Word (doc or docx), but PDF can also be used. Reports are generally due by Friday one week after the Laboratory assignment. Late reports will receive a lower grade.

CLASS SCHEDULE AND TOPICS

SESSION

 

No.

DATE

TOPIC

References

1

9/5

9/6

Course Intro: Syllabus, Multisim,
Test Instruments, Elvis and Multisim

Establish Team Memberships

Multisim Tutorial, Multisim Manual,

Elvis II Manual, Multimeter Tutorial, Oscilloscope Tutorial

2

9/12

9/13

Laboratory 1:Resistance Color Code, Tolerances and Ohm’s Law*

Circuit Analysis Laboratory Manual Lab Report Form

3

9/19

9/20

Laboratory 2:
Kirchhoff's Current and Voltage Laws

 

4

9/26

9/27

Laboratory 3:
Superposition Theorem

 

5

10/3

10/4

Laboratory 4:
Thevenin’s And Norton’s Theorem

 

 

10/10**
10/11

No Undergrad Classes!
Lab 5: Max Power Transfer Theorem

 

6

10/17

10/18

Lab 5: Max Power Transfer Theorem

Lab 6: Multisim: Transient Analysis

 

7

10/24

10/25

Lab 6: Multisim: Transient Analysis

Lab 7: Using the Oscilloscope

 

8

10/31

11/1

Lab 7: Using the Oscilloscope

Lab 8: Series RC Circuits: AC analysis

AgilentDSO5014A-Tutorial

9

11/7

11/8

Lab 8: Series RC Circuits: AC analysis

Make-up Lab period

 

10

11/14

11/15

Make-up Lab period

Lab 9: RC Low Pass Filter

 

11

11/21

11/22

 

Lab 9: RC Low Pass Filter

Thanksgiving – No Classes
(11/22-11/26)

 

12

11/28

11/29

Laboratory 10:
Op Amp Circuits

 

 

12/5

12/6

Open Lab period

 

 

12/13

Last Day to upload Lab Reports!

 

 

12/14-12/20

Final Exam Week

 

There are three sections of which two are mine.  If you miss a session, you can come to the other section’s session on the same topic, but it will be the submission from your normal team that will count,
* All laboratory reports are each due and uploaded to Blackboard one week following the Lab Period.  Points will be deducted for late submissions.  These are Team submissions, but all team members should check that the correct file was submitted.
   Our Lab (BNW133) is accessible via your Stag Card if you need extra time to complete your work.

** Tuesday, 10 Oct, is an extended UG holiday for travel

You will find that coming to the lab having done preliminary design work and with working Multisim simulations will allow you to easily complete your work in the allotted lab time.

GRADING

Design Lab Reports (12)

7% each

Lab Team Participation

16%