Electronics I for ME
Instructor: James K Beard, Ph. D.
Rowan Hall 238A
Subject: ECE-Electrical Engineering
Course ID: ECE 09-311 2
Tue: Wilson Hall 207,
Wed: Wilson Hall 207
Fri: Rowan Hall 204/206
Text: Microelectronics Circuits and Devices, Second Edition, Mark N. Horenstein, Prentice-Hall (1995)
ISBN 0-13-701335-3 (soft covers available)
Tuesday, May 1, in Wilson Hall 212.
Spring 2007 Calendar
Click here for a calendar of course and lab days for Spring 2007 as a 1-page PDF file.
Final Examination: 40%
Lab Reports: 10%
Attendance and Participation: 5%
Course Materials and Assignments
Click here for a unified guide to writing lab reports. Lab Reports are to be soft copy only (computer files, not paper copies). Send them by e-mail to both Dr. Beard at firstname.lastname@example.org, and to Dr. Pietrucha at email@example.com . Do not use large file formats such as uncompressed BMP for graphics; use a platform-independent compressed form such as JPEG, or you will find it difficult to email your reports and your grades will be delayed.
The laboratory is taught by Dr. Bernard Pietrucha.
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All homework and lab reports are due one week from the date of assignment. All homework assignments will be posted on this page. Late homework will not be accepted. Late lab reports will not be accepted.
All homework is posted here. Lecture topics are tentative and will be adjusted as the course proceeds.
Tuesday, March 6; Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws, Thévenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits
Read Chapter 1
Wednesday, March 7; Voltage and Current Division, Steady-State Sine Wave Circuits, Capacitive and Inductive Impedance
Read Chapter 2 (skip 2.5), Chapter 3 (skip 3.4, 3.5)
Friday, March 9, Lab 1
Exercises 1.1, 1.5, 1.12; problems 1.1, 1.3, 1.7; assigned by email, 12:07 PM March 9
Week 2: Spring Break
Tuesday, March 20; The Ideal Op-Amp, Simple Op-Amp Circuits
Wednesday, March 21; Op-Amp Difference Amplifier, Summation Amplifier, Op-Amp Integrator and Differentiator
Read Chapter 5 (skip 5.5)
Problems, Chapter 1 pages 28-36, problems 1.51, 1.65, 1.99
Problems, Chapter 2 pages 87-105, problems 2.3, 2.8, 2.24
Friday, March 23, Lab 2
Tuesday, March 27; Diodes; Biasing of BJT Amplifiers
Read Chapter 6
Problems pp 368-387; do 6.2, 6.3, 6.4
Wednesday, March 28; Operating Regions and Load Lines
Read Chapter 7.
Problems, Ch. 3, 3.21 on page 159. Note that Figure 3.18 is on page 120.
For v-i curves see text Chapter 1, Section 1.3 pages 4-6, and example of a load line type curve in Figure 10 on page 9.
For load lines in diode circuits, see Chapter 2 Section 3.2, pages 111-112. This concept is what we use whenever we have a nonlinear circuit element like a diode, or an active circuit element with variable v-i curves like a transistor.
See more diode load line examples on pages 122 and 123.
Look at constant voltage drop model of a diode at the bottom of page 145.
For a notional comparison of a single transistor amplifier with an op-amp, compare the write-up for this class with the simplified schematic of an LM741 op-amp as given on page 769 in Chapter 12. Note that Electronics I will not get this far in the book. Compare our BJT inverting amplifier with Section 2.4.3, [Op-Amp] Inverting Amplifier, pages 45-47.
Friday, March 30, Lab 3
Tuesday, April 3; BJT Biasing of MOSFETs
Op-amp (Chapter 2) problems pages 87-105; Problem 2.5 (remember the lecture on this topic?), problem 2.23, problem 2.33
MOSFET (Chapter 5) problems pages 295-310; problem 5.1
Wednesday, April 4; MOSFET Amplifiers;
Friday, April 6, GOOD FRIDAY
Tuesday, April 10; MID-TERM QUIZ
Wednesday, April 11; MOSFETs in Linear Operation (Inverting Amplifier)
Friday, April 13, Lab 4
Tuesday, April 17; MOSFETs in Switching Operation (H-Bridge)
Read Chapter 9, Chapter 10
Wednesday, April 18; Stray Capacitances and Inductances and Their Effects on Frequency Responses and Stability
Op-amp (Chapter 2) problems pages 87-105; Problems 2.56, 2.65 (Note Fig. 2.13 is on page 51)
BJT and MOSFET (Chapter 5) problems pages 295-310; Problems 5.6 (note that Fig. 5.5 is on page 237), 5.15, 5.16
Friday, April 20, Lab 5
Tuesday, April 24; Elementary Stability Criteria; Load Line Exercise
Wednesday, April 25; Robust Op-Amp and Transistor Circuits
Friday, April 27, Lab 6
Monday, April 30, Special Study Session 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, location Rowan Hall 204/206.
Tuesday, May 1, FINAL EXAMINATION, 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM, Wilson Hall 212 (Wilson Hall 205 backup room).