EE 231

Analog Electronics I
Course Syllabus (Fall 2013)
Fairfield University School of Engineering

 

Course Number: EE 231

Course Name: Analog Electronics I

Time: Mon/Thurs 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Course Location: BNW 318

Instructor: Jeffrey N. Denenberg

Final Exam: Friday, 13Dec at 3 pm

Office: Bannow 301C

Hours: Tues, Wed & Fri 11:00 Noon,
Mon-Thurs 4:30 5:30

Office Phone: 203-254-3330

Google Voice: (203) 513-9427

Email: jeffrey.denenberg@ieee.org

WWW: http://doctord.webhop.net

Course Description:

This is the first course in active and non-linear electronics. Basic principles and technologies to understand, analyze and design electronic circuits will be taught. Electronic device models are described and used in the analysis of circuits using diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT) and Field Effect Transistors (FET). Amplifier biasing techniques are presented and analyzed with respect to power efficiency and circuit stability. H-Parameter models are used for low frequency, small signal analysis of Linear Amplifiers. Digital Electronics Circuits, including Gate level & Transistor level Digital Circuits design, are introduced.

 

Prerequisites: EE213, MA228

Objectives and Outcomes

No.

Objective

Outcome

a k

0

Role of electronics in the modern world

Students will understand the role and importance of electronics in the modern world.

f, h, i, j

1

Analysis and design using amplifier circuits

Students will be able to analyze and design biasing circuits for amplifiers and relate it

to the given requirements.

a, c. e, k

2

Basic BJT and FET amplifier circuits design

Students will be able to design BJT and

FET circuits for a given application to meet performance requirements

a, c. e, k

3

Create Small Signal Equivalent circuits for BJT and FET circuits

Students will learn to develop AC

equivalent circuits to help in analysis of the amplifier circuits both for BJT and FET

a, c. e, k

4

Analyze small signal frequency response for a given circuit

Students will learn to use small signal AC equivalent circuits in the frequency analysis of transistor amplifiers and evaluation of their performance

a, c. e, k

5

Analyze Gate level & Transistor

level digital circuits

Students will learn to analyze and evaluate

the performance of basic digital circuits

a, e, k

6

Learn Basic Diode Design &

Operation

Students will learn diode principle of

operation and basic design steps

a, c. e, k

7

Learn to Design and Application of Basic Op Amps

Students will learn Op Amp concepts and basic design of Op Amps

a, c. e, k

8

Write complete but concise Laboratory reports

Students will report on their laboratory design work.

a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k


Textbook:

Author: Sedra & Smith

Title: Microelectronic Circuits, 2nd Edition (2010)

ISBN # 0195323033

Publisher: Oxford (OUP)

Performance Indicators and grading:

Two written exams will be given at approximately equal intervals during the term as outlined in the syllabus. The exams will be open book, open notes.

Semester Exams (2)

40%

Final Exam

20%

Homework

20%

Laboratory Reports

20%

Exam grading:

The purpose of the exam is to convey your understand the material; therefore, it is important that you show your work. Even if you feel that the solution to a problem is obvious; you must still explain why it is obvious. Furthermore; if you are asked to solve

a problem using a given technique; then please use that technique; otherwise, I have no way to judge your understanding of the technique being tested.

Homework policy:

The purpose of homework:

A: To give student practice.

B: To give professor feedback.

Homework will be collected and graded.

Grade is based more on honest effort than correct answers.

Homework is due the next class after it is assigned (except when specified). This two week homework cycle gives an intervening class where students can ask questions. Late homework assignments are not accepted. If you know you have a conflict, please make arrangements ahead for time.

If you know in advance that you will be missing class please contact me to make arrangements regarding homework.

If you understand how to do the homework problems you will have an easier time with the Exams.

Class structure:

Lectures will be the primary source of information. Students are expected to attend every class and to participate in class discussions. Homework assignments will be discussed in class. Students will be expected to work problems in class. You will find it beneficial to review the chapters before the lecture.

Your laboratory reports on your team design projects in the co-requisite EE231L count towards the lecture course grade as well as your Lab grade. This is to encourage you to put in a good effort on and use of the lecture materials in your designs.

Office hours are open for discussion of anything. You can get help with homework, projects, or more detailed explanations of topics covered in class. Feel free to stop by, email me, or make an appointment to meet another time.


Class Topics and Order of Material

Week

Topics

Notes

Text

HW*

Objectives

9/5

Course Introduction and Pre-Requisite Material Review

Multisim:
Tutor, Man,
Ch. 1

1.1 1.2

1.1, 1.4, 1.7, 1.9, 1.11, 1.17, 1.19, 1.21, 1.22, 1.24

0

9/9

9/12

Introduction to Electronics

Ch. 1

1.3 1.6

1.27, 1.29, 1.32, 1.34, 1.39, 1.41, 1.66, 1.71

1,2

9/16

9/19

Signals and Amplifiers

Ch. 2

All

2.2, 2.11**, 2.14, 2.18, 2.26, 2.71, 2.92, 2.94, 2.121

1,2,7

9/23

9/26

Semiconductors, PN Junctions, and Fermi‑‑Dirac distributions

Ch. 3

F-D ref.

All

3.1, 3.4, 3.9, 3.13, 3.22, 3.27

1,6

9/30

10/3

Review for Exam 1

Exam 1 (Chapters 1-3)

 

 

 

1,2,6,7

 

10/7

10/10

Exam 1 Reprise

Semiconductor Diodes

 

Ch. 4

 

4.1 4.4

4.1, 4.13, 4.18, 4.27, 4.32, 4.37

1,2,6,7

6

10/14

10/17

Columbus Day No Classes

Semiconductor Diodes (Cont.)

 

Ch. 4

 

4.5 4.7

4.49, 4.51, 4.55, 4.63, 4.67, 4.85

 

6

10/21

10.24

MOS Field Effect Transistors

Ch. 5
with audio notes

5.1 5.3

5.1, 5.8, 5.11, 5.17, 5.29, 5.57

2, 3, 4

10/28

10/31

MOS Field Effect Transistors (Cont.)

Ch. 5
with audio notes

5.4 5.6

5.69, 5.77, 5.95

2, 3, 4

11/4

11/7

MOS Field Effect Transistors (Cont.)

Ch. 5
with audio notes

5.7 5.9

5.102, 5.107, 5.112

2, 3, 4

11/11

11/14

Bipolar Junction Transistors

Ch. 6

6.1 6.4

6.1, 6.7, 6.28, 6.29, 6.32, 6.52, 6.73

 

2, 3, 4

11/18

11/21

Bipolar Junction Transistors (cont.)

Review for Exam 2

Ch. 6

 

6.5 6.9

 

6.94, 6.107, 6.119, 6.137, 6.146, 6.149

2, 3, 4

11/25

11/28

Exam 2 (Chapters 4-6)

Thanksgiving No Classes

 

 

 

 

12/2

12/5

Exam 2 Reprise

Introduction to Digital Electronics

Logic Families

Ch. 13

 

All

13.1, 13.21, 13.25

2, 3, 4

5

12/9

Course Review

 

 

 

1-8

Friday
12/13
3 PM

Final Exam

(Comprehensive)

1-6,13

 

 

 

*Students to perform outside of class, Most answers (not solutions) are in Appendix I
** Use Multisim to confirm results