ECE 3200 Electronics II

Spring 2022
version 14 January 2022

Instructor

Dr. Damon A. Miller, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western Michigan University, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Floyd Hall, Room A-240, 269.276.3158, 269.276.3151 (fax), damon.miller@wmich.edu, www.homepages.wmich.edu/~miller/, https://wmich.webex.com/meet/damon.miller.

Course Format Summary
This is only a summary; details are provided within this document.

Due dates will be strictly enforced this semester.
Late assignments will not be accepted without prior approval (as possible) and official documentation.

 

NO FOOD OR DRINK IN LECTURE OR LAB.

 

ONLY STUDENTS WITH GREEN BADGE STATUS ARE PERMITTED IN LECTURE OR LAB. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SHOW YOUR BADGE STATUS, particularly at the start of lab.
See
https://wmich.edu/covid-19

 

Lecture.

·        This is an in-person class.
You should attend all in-person lectures (note the possibility of unannounced quizzes).

·        Exams will be conducted in-person during the scheduled lecture and final exam times.

·        Dr. Miller is available in his office during office hours as posted here.

Laboratories

·        In-person lab attendance is MANDATORY during the assigned meeting time. See the course schedule. Lab reports will not be accepted from students that do not attend the associated lab session.

·        Lab reports are submitted via ELearning to your lab instructor.

·        Pre-lab and post-lab assignments are submitted in lecture.

Note
This syllabus provides a detailed course schedule from which supplemental materials (e.g. lab handouts and previous exams) can be downloaded.

 

Office Hours
Dr. Miller is available for in-person office hours as posted in his schedule. Appointments at other times are requested by email to damon.miller@wmich.edu.

MEETING TIME

LAB INSTRUCTOR

EMAIL

OFFICE HOURS

(start 2nd week of semester)

T 2:30PM-5:10PM

H. Al Ameri

hussein.a.lafta@wmich.edu

TBD

W 6:30PM-9:10PM

 

Catalog Description

Design, analysis, simulation, and laboratory evaluation of electronic amplifiers, filters, and nonlinear signal shaping circuits composed of transistors, diodes, and integrated circuits. Transient response and steady state frequency response behavior for both small and large signal excitation conditions. Amplifier macro-model description and synthesis is introduced.
Prerequisites and Corequisites:  ECE 2210 and ECE 3100; with a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisites.

 

Acknowledgements

Some lecture notes (and figures) may be verbatim from the course text or references. ECE faculty members, particularly R. Gejji and J. Gesink, contributed to course materials, including the course syllabus. Dr. Miller also thanks Instructional Designer M. Strock and the Educational Technology Department for contributions to this syllabus as ported from an ECE 2100 syllabus.

 

Copyright Information

Materials prepared by Dr. Miller are © 2022 Damon A. Miller. Other copyrights apply to materials such as text and images from books, datasheets, etc. Consult source documents for copyright information. Any lecture videos are for use in ECE 2100 only and must not be distributed in any way.

 

Course Overview

TBD

 

Course Objectives

TBD

Textbook and Materials

 

Lecture

Required:

1.      A. Sedra K. C. Smith, T. C. Carusone, and V. Gaudet, Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford University Press, 8th edition, 2019. Resources for text are at https://learninglink.oup.com/access/sedra8e-student-resources#tag_all-chapters

2.      Calculator from the list at https://ncees.org/exams/calculator/

 

References (also see course schedule):             

  1. Sergio Franco, Design with Operational Amplifiers and Analog Integrated Circuits, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002. Errata are available at http://online.sfsu.edu/sfranco/BookOpamp/OpampsErrata.pdf
  2. H. Zumbahlen, ed., Linear Circuit Design Handbook, 2008, available at https://www.analog.com/en/education/education-library/linear-circuit-design-handbook.html.
  3. A. Budak, Passive and Active Network Analysis and Synthesis, Houghton Mifflin, 1974.
  4. Sedra and K. C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 1995.
  5. J. A. Cadzow and H. F. Van Landingham, Signals, Systems, and Transforms, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New Jersey, 1985.

8.      M. Hajimorad and B. Hung, Bode Plots by [H]and and by [MATLAB®],

http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ee40/su06/lectures/Bode_Plots.pdf

9.      Companion website for course text: https://global.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780199339136/

10.   W. Kester, What the Nyquist Criterion Means to Your Sampled Data System Design, Analog Devices Tutorial MT-002, 2008.

  1. Weisstein, Eric W. "Fourier Series." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FourierSeries.html
  2. R. Mancini (Editor in Chief), Op Amps for Everyone, Texas Instruments, August 2002, available at http://web.mit.edu/6.101/www/reference/op_amps_everyone.pdf
  3. B. Bazuin, Analog and RF Filters Design Manual:  A Filter Design Guide by and for WMU Students, available at https://homepages.wmich.edu/~bazuinb/FiltersManual_RevD.pdf.
  4. Alexandra C. Ferguson, Optimization and Experimental Application of Current Stimuli to Leech Pressure-Sensitive Mechanosensory Cells (2017). Masters Theses. 1131.
    https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/masters_theses/1131.
  5. Lucas M. Essenburg, Intracellular Electrometer (2019). Masters Theses. 5099.
    https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/masters_theses/5099.

Recommended:

  1. A high level mathematics software suite is useful but not required for course assignments.  Such packages are practically indispensable for your senior design project. These packages are typically offered to students at significantly reduced rates. Pick one and master it for use throughout your academic and professional career:

a.      The MathWorks®, MATLAB® & SIMULINK® (student version).  This is a tremendous value as this package includes many toolboxes and blocksets that must be purchased separately for use in a professional version. Use this opportunity to learn MATLAB®; this is one of the most widely used software packages, particularly in electrical engineering.

b.      Wolfram Research, Mathematica®.  This is a remarkable, unified symbolic approach to computing.  Visit http://www.mathematica.com/ to see some of the extraordinary capabilities of this package developed by Stephen Wolfram.

c.      MapleSoft®, MapleTM, available on main campus.

  1. S. Wolf and R. F. M. Smith, Student Reference Manual for Electronic Instrumentation Laboratories, Pearson Prentice Hall, 1990 (1st ed.) or 2004 (2nd ed.). Available for checkout in the ECE office.

 

Laboratory
Required:

1.      R. R. Gejji, J. Gesink, and D. A. Miller, ECE 3200 Laboratory Manual.  This manual is accessible online at http://homepages.wmich.edu/~miller/ECE3200.html. It is your responsibility to check the manual for updates as the semester progresses.

2.      Safety glasses meeting ANSI Z87.1, e.g.
https://www.elexp.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=060373=
Glasses must have side protection.
Students will not be admitted to the lab without safety glasses
.

3.      Linear Technology, LTspice, available at no cost at http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/.  This software will be used to simulate circuits.  You are responsible for ensuring access to a working copy.

 

SPICE EXAMPLES

a.      VCCS example (problem 4.43 from Nilsson and Reidel, Electric Circuits, 8th ed.)

b.      CCCS and CCVS example (problem 4.51 from Nilsson and Reidel Electric Circuits, 8th ed.)

c.      VCVS example (simple operational amplifier model)

d.      Chua’s “Simple” Chaotic Circuit (need the National Semiconductor LM741 model available as part of laboratory six in the course schedule below)

 

4.      Laboratory notebook, permanently bound, not loose leaf, 8.5 inches x 11 inches, 60 pages minimum, quadrille ruled (each page has a square grid), no carbon paper pages.  Two options that should work well:

a.      A “Science Notebook” with college-ruled pages on one side and a grid with 10 squares/inch on the other that was available in the bookstore; or

b.      A Roaring Springs “GRAPH PAPER NOTEBOOK QUAD RULED – 5 SQUARES PER INCH” notebook; or

c.      National Engineering and Science Notebook.

 

5.      Ruler

6.      Calculator

7.      Pen

8.      Bring course textbook to lab.

 

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Course Policies

Academic Honesty

General:

Students are responsible for making themselves aware of and understanding the University policies and procedures that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. The academic policies addressing Student Rights and Responsibilities can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog at http://catalog.wmich.edu/index.php?catoid=35 and the Graduate Catalog at http://catalog.wmich.edu/index.php?catoid=39. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s) and if you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.

 

Students and instructors are responsible for making themselves aware of and abiding by the “Western Michigan University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures” related to prohibited sexual misconduct under Title IX, the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Safe. Under this policy, responsible employees (including instructors) are required to report claims of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or designee (located in the Office of Institutional Equity). Responsible employees are not confidential resources. For a complete list of resources and more information about the policy see http://www.wmich.edu/sexualmisconduct.

 

In addition, students are encouraged to access the Code of Conduct, as well as resources and general academic policies on such issues as diversity, religious observance, and student disabilities:

·        Office of Student Conduct http://www.wmich.edu/conduct

·        Division of Student Affairs http://www.wmich.edu/students/diversity

·        Registrar’s Office http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/calendars/interfaith

·        Disability Services for Students http://www.wmich.edu/disabilityservices.

 

— section provided by the WMU Faculty Senate with minor link reformatting

 

Plagiarism: For an in-depth exploration of plagiarism, see http://libguides.wmich.edu/plagiarism

 

COVID-19 Statement

 

Safety requirements are in place to minimize exposure to the Western Michigan University community. These guidelines apply to all in-person and hybrid classes held inside a WMU building to ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and staff during the pandemic. Noncompliance is a violation of the class requirements and the Student Code. https://wmich.edu/conduct/code

Facial coverings (masks), over both the nose and mouth, are required for all students while in- class, no matter the size of the space. Following this recommendation can minimize the transmission of the virus, which is spread between people interacting in close proximity through speaking, coughing, or sneezing. During specified classes in which facial coverings (masks) would prevent required class elements, students may remove facial coverings (masks) with instructor permission, in accordance with the exceptions in the Facial Covering (mask) Policy ("such as playing an instrument, acting, singing, etc."). https://wmich.edu/policies/facial-covering-mask

Facial coverings (masks) must remain in place throughout the class. Any student who removes the mandatory facial covering (mask) during class will be required to leave the classroom immediately.

Students who are unable to wear a facial covering (mask) for medical/disability reasons must contact Disability Services for Students before they attend class. https://wmich.edu/disabilityservices

— section provided by the WMU Faculty Senate, highlight added

NO FOOD OR DRINK IN LECTURE OR LAB.

 

ONLY STUDENTS WITH A GREEN BADGE STATUS ARE PERMITTED IN LECTURE OR LAB. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR BADGE STATUS, particularly at the start of lab.

Accommodations

If you have a documented disability and verification from the Disability Services for Students (DSS), and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact your instructor as soon as possible. It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation of disability to DSS and meet with a DSS counselor to request special accommodation before classes start.

 

Grading Basis

  1. Examinations (2 or more in-semester plus final): 50%
    Requests for early or late examinations will not be approved.
  2. Homework and Quizzes (announced or unannounced): 10%
  3. Laboratory: 40%

OUTSTANDING WORK might earn extra credit.  The first student to report an error in any material prepared by the course instructor will earn extra credit.  The course grading scale is:

 

Scale: 0-60 E | 60-65 D | 65-70 DC | 70-75 C | 75-80 CB | 80-85 B | 85-90 BA | 90-100 A |

Students earning less than a “C” in the laboratory will be assigned a failing course grade.

A grade of “X” will be assigned to any student that earns below 60% and does not complete all examinations including the final.

Midterm grades are not assigned.

Grade Appeals
If you have a question regarding graded course materials (e.g. exam problems, homework problems, laboratory reports, etc.), contact Dr. Miller within TWO business days of receiving the grade for the assignment in question.

Late Assignments will not be accepted without a documented excuse. If an emergency prevents you from submitting an assignment on-time, contact your instructor PRIOR to the assignment due date or as soon as you can, via email.  Failure to adhere to this policy will result in zero credit for the assignment.

EXAMINATIONS will be closed-notes closed-book. You must have a WMU issued ID with you at the exam. If you observe an apparent incident of academic misconduct, please confidentially alert the course instructor.

 

Students that exit the exam area during the examination period may not resume taking the exam upon their return. Please address any personal issues prior to the exam session.

 

Only under extremely unusual circumstances will make-up examinations be considered.  If an emergency prevents you from attending a scheduled examination or quiz, contact Dr. Miller via email PRIOR to the test or as soon as you can. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in zero credit for the exercise.

 

Other

Students are expected to attend all lectures.

LABORATORY

Lab attendance is mandatory.

 

Students must successfully complete the laboratory safety quiz prior to performing any ECE 3200 experiments. Any indication of failure to follow safe laboratory procedures will result in removal from the lab and course failure.

 

Only under extremely unusual circumstances will make-up laboratories be considered.  Religious observances will be accommodated with advanced notice. If an emergency prevents you from attending a laboratory or arriving on-time, contact your lab instructor via email PRIOR to the lab or as soon as you can. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in zero credit for the lab. Joining or arriving late to lab (i.e. after the posted start time) without a valid excuse may result in zero credit for that lab.  There is no obligation to provide makeup lab sessions for unexcused tardy or absent students. Students must obtain email approval from Dr. Miller prior to making up a lab.

 

NOTES ON USING LTspice®:

Set LTspice® to use a white background and black traces (waveform window) and black symbols/wires/text (schematics). DO NOT USE COLOR. Otherwise, your assignments are hard to read and waste ink when printing. Colors are set using Tools->Color Preferences.

 

Using Tools->Control Panel->Drafting Options set the pen thickness to 2. This improves schematic readability.

 

Grading Basis

Your laboratory grade will be determined using the following evaluation criteria.

 

1.      You must maintain a notebook to document laboratory work. Lab notebooks provide a convenient and professional method of organizing and storing your lab work and records.  Your laboratory notebook will be evaluated for neatness, organization, technical accuracy, and completeness as an appendix to lab reports.  Specific guidelines for the notebook will be provided.  Unless otherwise indicated, pre-lab assignments must be completed and included in your lab notebook before coming to lab. Lab notebook pages are attached as an appendix to your lab reports.

 

Each laboratory must be initialed by the lab instructor. Signatures will be made in only two cases:

a.      The laboratory is complete including the results section (LAB COMPLETE signature);

b.      The lab session is over (IN PROGRESS signature). For this case a second LAB COMPLETE signature is required by the end of the next lab session.

Lab reports without signed-off notebook pages will not be accepted.

 

2.      Pre-lab assignments and/or post-lab assignments (30%) [changed from 40% 1/10/2022].
Put a copy of your prelab in your lab notebook.

 

3.      Lab reports (70%) [changed from 80% 1/10/2022].

c.      Unless otherwise noted, each lab team submits one report.
ECE 3200 LABS ARE COMPLETED INDIVIDUALLY OR IN TEAMS OF TWO.
No three-person teams.

d.      USE A WHITE BACKGROUND FOR ALL LTspice® schematics and waveform plots. Reports must not be handwritten, though you must include copies of your hand-written lab notebook as an appendix.

e.      It is essential that whenever possible hand analysis, simulation, and experimental results be presented side-by-side (using tables or graphs) and errors between these results be quantitatively described.  Explain discrepancies.

f.       Whenever possible, present your results in graphical form.  One approach is to plot hand analysis and experimental results on top of graphs obtained via simulation. Plot the independent variable along the abscissa and dependent variable(s) along the ordinate. Do not ‘connect-the-dots,’ that is, do not connect experimental points with “best-guess” curves unless there is a valid reason for doing so.

g.      Tables are another effective method of organizing and presenting results.

 

Your lab report describes ALL OF YOUR LAB WORK and is a STAND-ALONE DOCUMENT, including any LTspice® schematics/results (those can be pasted from LTspice® into a document editor by using ‘Tools->Copy bitmap to Clipboard’). The lab report is organized as follows. Use separate section headings for each item.

 

1.      Title page

Team Member #1 Name
Team Member #1 Major

 

Team Member #2 Name
Team Member #2 Major

ECE 3200 Laboratory Report

 

Title of Experiment

Date Laboratory was Performed

 

Name of Laboratory Instructor
Day/Time of your lab section

 

2.      Summary (on separate page):  Brief but complete statement of what you did.

 

Example:

The complex power of a series-connected ??? Ω resistor (R) and ??? H inductor (L) operating at 60 Hz was investigated. The complex power was determined to be 100 + 100j VA by hand analysis and simulation. Addition of a ??? uF capacitor connected in parallel to the RL load resulted in a unity power factor in both hand analysis and simulation work.

 

3.      Prelab:  Include the prelab results here after correcting any errors. Whenever possible present results in tabular form. If there is not a prelab assignment include simply indicate N/A in this section.

4.      Results:

a.      Present your results keyed to each step of the laboratory procedure.
Include schematics, sketches, plots, etc.

b.      Describe what was done and document your results.

5.      Analysis:  Provide response(s) to any end-of-lab questions. If none simply indicate N/A in this section.

6.      Contributions:  List the contributions of each team member to completion of the experiment and report.

7.      Conclusions: Describe lessons learned.

8.      Lab Notebook: Attach the related lab notebook pages as an appendix FOR EACH TEAM MEMBER. Team members with poor notebook entries will be penalized.

 

Style

Observe proper sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation. Use third person, passive voice. Avoid repetition, the obvious, abstractions, and wordiness.

 

Submission

Unless otherwise noted, each lab team submits ONE PDF report and ONE ZIP file containing supporting files; only one team member submits these two items.

1.      Submit your REPORT as a single PDF file to your lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox by the indicated due date for that lab. Name the file as follows:

“LastNameFirstName_Report_Lab#_SessionDayAndTime”; for example,
DoeJane_Report_Lab8_R830.pdf

is Jane Doe’s report submission for her Thursday 8:30 lab team. The lab report is a stand-alone document and includes all of your work, including LTspice® schematics and simulation results.

2.      Submit all SUPPORTING FILES (e.g. ALL LTspice® files) used in your lab work to your lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox by the indicated due date for that lab as a single ZIP file. Name the file as follows:

 

“LastNameFirstName_SPICE_Lab#_SessionDayAndTime”; for example, “DoeJane_SPICE_Lab8_R830.zip”

is Jane Doe’s supporting files submission for her Thursday 8:30 lab group.

 

Submissions not following these instructions will not be accepted.

 

HOMEWORK

ALL homework assignments will be announced in class and/or posted online. Homework assignments with missing or illegible names will not receive credit and may or may not be returned.

 

Homework due dates will be given in class. Homework is due at the beginning of lecture.  Each homework problem must be worked on separate page(s).  LATE HOMEWORK will not be accepted, except under extraordinary circumstances. Homework is to be completed individually.

 

Homework should normally be done on 8 1/2'' by 11'' sheets. “Engineer's Pad” sheets are preferred.  Solutions must be done in a neat, structured, logical, and orderly manner with frequent brief notations enabling the grader to readily verify the author's source of information, steps taken, sources of formula, equations, and methods used. USE THE PARTIAL CHECK LIST FOR SUBMITTED HOMEWORK BELOW.  Papers failing to meet these guidelines may not be graded and may be returned, with or without an opportunity for resubmission with a penalty.

 

PARTIAL CHECK LIST FOR SUBMITTED HOMEWORK

 

1.      Each problem must include: (a) author's name, (b) name/title of the assignment, and (c) date of completion.  PUT YOUR LABORATORY MEETING DAY AND TIME IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER.

2.      Use only one side of the paper and include a brief and concise statement of the problem prior to its solution. Begin each problem on a new page.

3.      Number the pages and DOUBLE SPACE the text.

4.      Staple each problem in the upper left corner as needed.

5.      Entitle graphs, label and include axes, include key symbols for multiple curve graphs, and give brief notes of explanation where appropriate.

6.      Briefly but clearly annotate your document in a way which will provide the document reader with information such as

a.      which part of the assignment is this?

b.      what is being done and why?

c.      how was it done and what are the results?

d.      how was this equation obtained and how was it used?

e.      sample calculations and definitions of symbols/parameters where appropriate; and

f.       BOX AND LABEL ANSWERS.

 

Tentative Course Schedule
The schedule will be frequently updated as the semester progresses.

Yellow highlight indicates item requires future attention.

 

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date

topic

assignments

WEEK 1

NO LAB MEETING

(COMPLETE THE LAB SAFETY MODULE FROM ECE 2100)
Read ECE 2100 Laboratory:  Safety and Rules

View lecture #6 on electrical laboratory safety on ELearning.
Complete and submit the
SAFETY QUIZ
DUE BY 1/14 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox.

 1 

1/10

Syllabus

Course and lab introduction

Lab Safety

 

Lab 2 PBF Discussion
(with specifications and parameters AND engineering design vs. engineering analysis)

Read syllabus, CH 1 (S&S),
Appendix E Single Time-Constant Circuits (S&S), http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FourierSeries.html

Read Analog Devices tutorial MT-002 “What the Nyquist Criterion Means to Your  Sampled Data System Design” by W. Kester available at http://www.analog.com/media/en/training-seminars/tutorials/MT-002.pdf

 

Read all documents related to Labs 1 and 2

 

Acquire safety glasses

 

Explore
http://lib.usm.edu/plagiarism_tutorial.html

 

Lab 2 PBF prelab due 1/19 in lecture

 

HW #1 DUE 1/24

Use LTspice to plot equation 1.2 of S&S for five terms. Set the square wave peak to 1V and frequency 1Hz; do this by using series connected voltage sources of the appropriate frequencies and phases. THEN adjust the phases of the sources so that the approximate square wave is delayed by 250ms (phase delay). Plot the delayed square wave. You cannot simply put a 250ms delay into the sine wave sources – you will get an unacceptable flatline. Use bv sources!

S&S Appendix E:  1, 2, 3

 2 

1/12

Signals and Information

Sampling of continuous time signals
A/D and D/A converters

analog and digital signals
A “typical” electronic system

(closed-loop neuron membrane voltage controller via current stimulation)

See [Ferguson 2017] and [Essenburg 2019] for details on neuron stimulation

 3 

1/14

aliasing

anti-aliasing filters: ideal and practical

sampling ADC
Discuss Lab 1 exercises

read CH 2 (S&S)

 

See http://www.sosmath.com/fourier/fourier1/fourier1.html for a review of Fourier Series


WEEK 2

LAB 1:  Equipment Familiarization Laboratory

ECE3200LaboratoryManualFrontMatter.pdf

Prelab due at beginning of lab.

Lab 1 exercises due 1/28 at beginning of class

 

1/17

NO CLASS: MLK DAY RECESS

 

 4 

1/19

decade vs. octave frequency change

linear systems/superposition

frequency spectrum, RMS

LAB 2 PBF PRELAB DUE IN LECTURE
Lab 3 ABF prelab due 1/26 in lecture

 5 

1/21

linear systems: w/ Fourier Series

Amplitude and Phase Distortion

(Budak, section 16-5)
Oscilloscope compensation circuit

Reference: F. Najmabadi, II. Passive Filters, http://aries.ucsd.edu/NAJMABADI/CLASS/ECE65/06-S/NOTES/filter.pdf

LAB SAFETY QUIZ DUE

WEEK 3

LAB 2:  Passive Bandpass Filter Design
f0=1.4kHz;Q=0.3;Tp=-10.5dB
REPORT DUE BY 2/4 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox
LAB EXERCISES DUE 2/4 in lecture

 

Example: UsingLTspiceToPrepareBodePlot.asc

"Bode Plots by hand and by MatLab" (external link)

Mathematica® notebook (as a .pdf file) describing how to use Fourier Series to compute output of a RC circuit:  FourierSeries.nb

As for every lab, place a copy of your pre-lab in your lab notebook.

 6 

1/24

Amplifiers:  Linearity, Gain, Efficiency, Saturation, Biasing
1.4.8 Symbol Convention
1.5 Circuit Models for Amplifiers

HW #1 DUE

 

HW #2 S&S DUE 2/7

CH 1:  26, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 50, 51, 55, 71, 80, 82

Find the differential equations that correspond to the low pass and high pass transfer functions of Table 1.2 of the text and put in the form
dvo/dt= SOMETHING.
Provide an intuitive explanation of the difference between the low pass and high pass filter characteristics using your result.

 7 

1/26

1.5 Circuit Models for Amplifiers
Input and Output Resistance

1.6 Amplifier Frequency Response

LAB 2 ABF PRELAB DUE IN LECTURE

 

 8 

1/28

1.6.4 Single-Time-Constant Networks
Low pass filter

Read S&S CH 17.1-17.3, 17.11
LAB 1 EXERCISES DUE IN LECTURE

WEEK 4

LAB 3:  Active Bandpass Filter Design
f0=1.4kHz;Q=3;Tp=25.1dB
NationalSemiconductorModels.lib (contains model of LM741 from National Semiconductor)
Put this file in the same directory as your LTspice schematic and put the SPICE directive “.include NationalSemiconductorModels.lib” in your schematic.  Place the “opamp2” operational amplifier model part in your schematic, right click on the part, set “SpiceModel” and “Value” to LM741/NS.  You need voltage sources for power supplies!
REPORT DUE BY 2/11 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox
LAB EXERCISES DUE 2/11 in lecture

 9 

1/31

High pass filter
High pass or low pass (Figs. E.4, E.5 S&S)

 

Butterworth and Chebyshev Filters (17.3)
Discuss LAB 3

Read CH 1 (The Op Amp’s Place in the World by R. Mancini) of R. Mancini (Editor in Chief), Op Amps for Everyone, Texas Instruments, August 2002, available at

http://web.mit.edu/6.101/www/reference/op_amps_everyone.pdf

10 

2/2

Operational Amplifiers:  Introduction, Inverting Amplifier, Input and Output Resistance, Ideal Integrator

HW #3 (through S&S section 2.5) DUE 2/14
S&S CH 2: 2, 7, 9, 15, 17, 22, 33, 35, 43, 47, 65, 67, 81, 92
EXTRA CREDIT: 69

11 

2/4

Operational Amplifier Circuits: Practical Integrator, Summer, Differentiator, Non-Inverting Amplifier, Non-Inverting Amplifier as a Negative Feedback System, Voltage Buffer

LAB 2 PBF REPORT DUE

WEEK 5

LAB 4A:  Transfer Functions, Parameters, and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers, Part A
R3=1k;R4=22k;R5=510;R6=56k;R7=3.3k;R8=1MEG
Prelab: Place a table at the beginning that summarizes the requested data
Include exercises as part of report.
REPORT DUE BY 2/18 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox

12 

2/7

Operational Amplifier Circuits: Voltmeter; Difference Amplifier, CMRR

HW #2 DUE

13 

2/9

Operational Amplifiers: Instrumentation Amplifier


Linear Technology LT1167 Precision Instrumentation Amplifier datasheet

 

NPC-1220 Series NovaSensor Medium Pressure Sensors datasheet

Review J. Stahl, Dual Channel Low Noise Amplifier for Experiments In Neurophysiology, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Thesis, 2009.

 

Review L. Essenburg, Intracellular Electrometer, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Thesis, 2019.

14 

2/11

Operational Amplifiers: Negative Resistance Circuit, Frequency Effects, Gain/Bandwidth Tradeoff

LAB 3 ANTI-ALIASING FILTER PRELAB DUE

 

LAB 2 ABF REPORT DUE
LAB 2 ABF EXERCISES DUE IN LECTURE

 

Read S&S CH 11.2.1, 11.2,2, 11.2.3 

 

HW #4: DUE 3/14
Via the WMU library obtain a copy of the article “Experimental Realization of Observer-Based Hyperchaos Synchronization”, D. A. Miller and G. Grassi, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – Fundamental Theory and Applications, vol. 48, no. 3, March 2001. Name at least four different operational amplifier configurations used in Figure 3.

S&S: CH 2:  94, 98, 107, 108, 112, 115, 121, 125, 126
CH 11:  4, 6, 9, 17, 19

WEEK 6

LAB 4B:  Transfer Functions, Parameters, and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers, Part B

Include exercises as part of report.

REPORT DUE BY 2/25 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox

15 

2/14

Operational Amplifier Circuits: Benefits of Feedback: Gain Desensitivity (11.2.1), Bandwidth Extension (11.2.2), application to non-inverting configuration

HW #3 DUE

16 

2/16

Operational Amplifier Circuits: Noise Reduction, Reduction in Nonlinear Distortion (11.2.3)

Operational Amplifiers:

DC Imperfections (2.6): Offset Voltage (2.6.1); Input Bias and Offset Currents (2.6.2)

 

17 

2/18

Operational Amplifiers:
Large-Signal Operation (2.8) including saturation and slew-rate limiting

LAB 4a REPORT DUE

WEEK 7

LAB 5: Anti-Aliasing Filter (DESIGN PROJECT)
Prelab Help Session

18 

2/21

Operational Amplifiers:

Large-Signal Operation (2.8), slew-rate limiting

CMRR: inverting/non-inverting configurations
Input and Output Resistance

 

19 

2/23

Operational Amplifiers: Output Resistance

BW of non-inverting vs. inverting configuration

 

20 

2/25

Exam 1 Review

LAB 4b REPORT DUE

WEEK 8

OPEN LAB

21 

2/28

Nonlinear Waveform-Shaping Circuits (18.8)
[…] The Superdiode (4.6.5)

Precision Rectifier Circuits, including AC voltmeter (12.9, 5th ed.)(need to update edition)

 

22 

3/2

EXAM 1
S&S material up to Section 2.5, including:
Application of Fourier Series

A/D and D/A Converters
Nyquist Rate/Sampling Frequency

Using Amplifier Models of S&S Table 1.1

STC Networks (S&S Table 1.2)/Bode Plots
Oscilloscope Frequency Compensation
Ideal Op-Amp Circuits

Instrumentation Amplifier
Operational Amplifiers Circuits as Negative Feedback Systems/Closed-Loop Gain
Integrators/Differentiators

 

Exam #1 Spring 2018

Exam #2 Spring 2018

Exam #1 Spring 2020

Exam #1 Spring 2021

NOTE:  for practice only; your exam might not look anything like these

Review MOSFETs (S&S CH 5), particularly their VI curves, operating modes, use as a linear amplifier, and small-signal models.

 

Read S&S CH 7.1. 7.2.1, 7.4.1, 7.5.1

Read S&S CH 8 to 8.2, CMOS material only, Example 8.3

Read S&S CH 9.1, 9.5.2, 9.5.3, 9.6.1

 

3/4

NO CLASS: SPIRIT DAY RECESS

 

WEEK 9

LAB 5: Anti-Aliasing Filter (DESIGN PROJECT)
Report due 3/25 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox
B. Bazuin, Analog and RF Filters Design Manual:  A Filter Design Guide by and for WMU Students, available at https://homepages.wmich.edu/~bazuinb/FiltersManual_RevD.pdf.

23 

3/14

Review Graded Exam 1

HW #4 DUE

24 

3/16

NMOS MOSFET formulas and curves

Example MOSFET Simulations

 

25 

3/18

NMOS MOSFET
large and small signal operation

 

WEEK 10

Lab 6: AC Voltmeter (DESIGN PROJECT)

26 

3/21

NMOS amplifier

 

27 

3/23

PMOS MOSFET curves/amplifier

 

28 

3/25

Biasing MOSFETS (7.4)

IC Design Philosophy (8.1)

LAB 5 ANTI-ALIASING LAB REPORT DUE

 

HW #5: DUE 4/11

S&S: 7.25, 7.33, 7.95, 8.2, 8.6. Redo Example 8.3 without using absolute values, 9.1, 9.86.

WEEK 11

Lab 6: AC Voltmeter (DESIGN PROJECT)

Report due 4/8 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox

29 

3/28

The Basic MOSFET Current Source (8.2.1)

MOS Current-Steering Circuits (8.2.2)

Example 8.3 and 8.4 (CS amplifier)

 

30 

3/30

Example 8.4 (CS amplifier)

 

 

3/21

LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

 

31 

4/1

Stability and Frequency Compensation in Negative Feedback Systems

 

WEEK 12

LAB 7:  Frequency Compensation of an Operational Amplifier

Report due 4/18 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox

32 

4/4

Stability and Frequency Compensation in Negative Feedback Systems

 

33 

4/6

The Current-Mirror-Loaded [Active-Loaded] MOS Differential Pair (9.5.2)

 

34 

4/8

MOS Differential Pair (9.5.2)
A Two Stage CMOS Op Amp (9.61)

LAB 6 AC VOLTMETER LAB DUE

 

Read S&S 15.1, 15.2.1, 15.2.4, 15.4

WEEK 13

LAB 8: CMOS Operational Amplifier

Report due 4/22 5PM to lab instructor ELearning Dropbox

35 

4/11

Exam 2 Review

HW #5 DUE

36 

4/13

Basic Principles of Sinusoidal Oscillators (15.1)

The Wien-Bridge Oscillator (15.2.1)
See note on page 1390 RE Hewlett Packard’s first product the
HP200A. The manual is worth a look.
The Active-Filter-Tuned Oscillator (15.2.4)

 

37 

4/15

EXAM 2

YOU CAN USE ONE SIDE OF A 3”x5” INDEX CARD AS A NOTE CARD FOR THE EXAM

Includes EXAM 1 TOPICS
Op Amp Nonideal Characteristics
(offset voltage, bias currents, input resistance, output resistance, finite bandwidth, etc.)
MOSFETs: characteristics
MOSFET circuits: current mirror, CS amplifier

Frequency compensation

 

Exam #2 Summer I 2012

Exam #3 Spring 2018

Exam #2 Spring 2021

NOTE:  for practice only; your exam might not look anything like these

 

WEEK 14

LAB 9:  Oscillator Circuits
Simply scan and submit your lab notebook by 5PM 4/22

38 

4/18

LM 555 timer

LAB 7 FREQUENCY COMPENSATION LAB REPORT DUE

39 

4/20

Review Graded Exam 2

 

40 

4/22

Final Exam Review

Course wrap-up
Encourage instructor evaluation participation

Consider accelerated master’s program in EE or CpE!!!

LAB 8 CMOS OA LAB REPORT DUE
LAB 9 NOTEBOOK SCAN DUE

WEEK 15

41 

WED
4/27

 

FINAL EXAM
10:15AM to 12:15pm

Verify date/time on your own.

cumulative

YOU CAN USE ONE SIDE OF A 3”x5” INDEX CARD AS A NOTE CARD FOR THE EXAM

example topics:

Exams 1-2
Transfer Functions, Parameters, and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers Lab Part C

CMOS Amplifiers/Op Amp

LP/HP Op Amp circuits

frequency compensation

 

Final Exam Spring 2018

Final Exam Spring 2021

NOTE:  for practice only; your exam might not look anything like these