ECE
3200 Electronics II
Summer
I 2012
improved [after semester] 9 January 2014
The
online version of this syllabus at http://homepages.wmich.edu/~miller/ECE3200.html provides hyperlinks
and will be updated as needed. In case
of conflict, information in this syllabus supersedes all other course
documents.
Instructor
Dr. Damon A. Miller, Associate Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western Michigan University, College of
Engineering and Applied Sciences, Parkview Campus, Room A240, 269.276.3158,
269.276.3151 (fax), damon.miller@wmich.edu,
www.homepages.wmich.edu/~miller/.
Office
Hours
Guaranteed office hours are posted on Dr. Miller’s
door and at http://homepages.wmich.edu/~miller/.
Please respect my office hours. Other times are available by appointment.
Laboratory
Instructor
Laboratory sessions are held in the Electronics
Laboratory, Room B216, CEAS. Your instructor will provide office hours in lab.
Mr. Shengfeng Chen shengfeng.chen@wmich.edu
Lab
Section #1 
MW
3:306:10 
Lab
Section #2 
TR
1:304:10 
WMU
Catalog Description
ECE
3200 Electronics II (33), 4 hrs.
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 macromodel description and synthesis is introduced.
Acknowledgements
Some
lecture notes (and figures) may be verbatim from the course text or references.
ECE 3200 Course
Learning Outcomes
This
course develops an ability to[1]:
1.
design,
analyze, simulate, and build amplifiers, wave shaping circuits, compensators,
feedback systems, and oscillators using nonlinear devices (diodes, BJTs,
MOSFETs) and ICs (operational amplifiers);
2.
translate
nonlinear devices and integrated circuits into equivalent circuits that are
composed of linear elements (equivalent resistance, equivalent capacitance,
equivalent inductance, current sources, and voltage sources);
3.
specify
design criteria (gain, input resistance, output resistance, time and frequency
responses);
4.
locate
and interpret component datasheets;
5.
select
components, interpret terminal characteristics of components, model components,
design circuits, and understand circuit operation;
6.
document
a circuit design;
7.
use
application software (e.g. LTspice, MATLAB™) for simulating circuits with
nonlinear devices;
8.
use
laboratory equipment (oscilloscopes, function generators, multimeters) to verify
circuit operation;
9.
test
circuits and identify the likely errors and failure modes and find ways to
minimize the errors and failures;
10. thoroughly and
accurately document laboratory using effective technical communication skills; and
11. understand the
dynamics of a group and to effectively function in a group.
Textbook and Materials
Required:
1.
A.
S. Sedra and K. C. Smith, Microelectronic
Circuits, 6^{th} ed., Oxford University Press, 2009.
2. K. C. Smith, Laboratory Explorations for Microelectronic
Circuits Fourth Edition, Oxford University Press, 1998.
3.
R. R. Gejji, J.
Gesink, and D. A. Miller, Electronics II
(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.
4.
J. E. Aaron, Little, Brown Essential Handbook,
Longman, 2010 (7^{th} edition).
5.
Linear
Technology, LTspice IV, available at no cost at http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/. This software will be used to simulate
circuits and is available in the CAE center and in the ECE 3200
laboratory. You are responsible for
ensuring access to a working copy.
SPICE EXAMPLES
a. VCCS example (problem
4.43 from Nilsson and Reidel Electric
Circuits 8^{th} ed.)
b. CCCS and CCVS
example (problem 4.51 from Nilsson and Reidel Electric Circuits 8^{th} ed.)
c. VCVS example (simple
operational amplifier model)
d. Chua’s “Simple”
Chaotic Circuit (need NationalSemiconductorModels.lib that contains
model of LM741 from National Semiconductor)
6.
A
high level mathematics software suite is required. 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, especially in electrical
engineering, available in the CAE center.
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^{®},
Maple^{TM }, available on main campus.
Particularly needed in
the laboratory:
7.
Digital
multimeter,
available from IEEE student branch. Assistance with operation of other
multimeter models other than those sold by the IEEE will not be provided.
8.
Breadboard, available from
the IEEE student branch.
9.
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.
10.
Ruler
11.
Calculator
12.
Pen
13.
Bring course textbook
to lab.
14.
Safety
glasses meeting ANSI Z87.1. Students will not be admitted to the lab without
safety glasses.
Recommended:
References:
Course Policies
Academic
Honesty
General:
“You
are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and
procedures in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs that pertain to Academic
Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and
forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. [The
policies can be found at http://catalog.wmich.edu under Academic Policies, Student
Rights and Responsibilities.] 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). 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.” —
provided by the Professional Concerns Committee of the WMU Faculty Senate
Plagiarism:
For an indepth
definition and discussion of plagiarism, see http://www.ohio.edu/linguistics/info/plagiarism.html.
That website includes tutorials on how to insure that you never plagiarize
another’s work.
Grading
Basis
You
must earn at least a “C” in the laboratory to pass ECE 3200. OUTSTANDING WORK might earn extra credit. The first student to report an error in any
material prepared by Dr. Miller will earn extra credit.
Scale: 060 E  6065 D  6570 DC  7075 C  7580
CB  8085 B  8590 BA  90100 A 
A midterm grade, if assigned, serves only as an
indication of your progress in the course, and should not be considered as a
predictor of your final grade. All
course work must be completed individually except as noted.
Other
Students are expected to attend all lectures (note
possibility of unannounced quizzes) and to be on time (assignments are
collected at the beginning of class). Electronic devices are to be turned off (unless
there is a safety issue) during lecture unless arrangements have been made with
the instructor.
LABORATORY
Lab
attendance is mandatory. Only under extremely unusual circumstances will
makeup laboratories be considered. Religious
observances will be accommodated with advanced notice. If an emergency prevents you from attending a
laboratory, contact your instructor PRIOR to the lab or as soon as you can
reach a telephone, email terminal, etc. If the instructor cannot be reached
directly, leave a message with the department (2763150). Failure to adhere to this policy will result
in zero credit for the lab and any other activities (e.g. quizzes) conducted in
lab on the day of the absence.
While
experimental data is collected in groups, all other laboratory activities must
be completed individually. Additional
laboratory requirements will be presented in the first laboratory meeting.
Grading Basis
Your
laboratory grade will be determined using the following evaluation criteria:
1. Laboratory technique
including demonstration of an ability to make appropriate observations and
accurately and satisfactorily record observations and data in writing in a
laboratory notebook (50%). Lab notebooks provide a convenient and professional
method of organizing and storing your lab work and records. Your laboratory notebook will be evaluated
several times during the semester for neatness, organization, technical
accuracy, and completeness. Specific
guidelines for the notebook will be provided in the laboratory. Unless otherwise indicated, prelab
assignments must be completed in your lab notebook before coming to lab. 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.
Laboratory notebooks are due several
times during the semester as announced in lab and/or via email to wmich.edu
email addresses. You must notify your lab instructor as soon as possible if you miss a
lab notebook submission deadline.
Late notebooks will not be accepted without this immediate notification.
2. Prelab assignments
and/or quizzes and/or postlab assignments (30%). Quizzes are closed book;
however, you may use your laboratory notebook on quizzes. Sources of quiz
questions include previous labs and the current week’s prelab assignment and
may require calculations. Prelab assignments are due at the beginning of lab. Postlab assignments are due when noted.
3. Laboratory
report(s) (20%). Report(s) will be assigned in lecture and (as with homework) are
due at the beginning of lecture.
Failure
to follow safe laboratory procedures as described in lab will result in failure
in the course.
EXAMINATIONS AND
QUIZZES
will be closednotes closedbook unless otherwise noted. You must have a WMU
issued ID with you at the exam.
Only
under extremely unusual circumstances will makeup examinations and quizzes be
considered. If an emergency prevents you
from attending a scheduled examination or quiz, contact your instructor PRIOR
to the test or as soon as you can reach a telephone, email terminal, etc. If
the instructor cannot be reached directly, leave a message with the department
(2763150). Failure to adhere to this
policy will result in zero credit for the exercise.
Use
of Calculators:
Without exception only models
accepted by the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination may be used; see http://www.ncees.org/Exams/Examday_policies/Calculator_policy.php
for a list of approved calculators.
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.
Students
must maintain a homework folder that is brought to each class. Assignments will be randomly collected from the
homework folder perhaps without prior warning. 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
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.
Course Schedule
(a
tentative schedule for the semester was provided in class; the online schedule
will be frequently updated as the semester progresses)
class # 
date 
topic 
assignments 
WEEK
1 

NO
LAB 

1 
5/7 
course and lab introduction What is electronics? sampling of continuous time
signals; analog and digital signals; A/D
and D/A converters; aliasing; a “typical” electronic system 
read syllabus, review
CH 1 (S&S), read Appendices A and E of S&S read Analog
Devices tutorial MT002 “What the Nyquist Criterion Means to Your Sampled Data System Design” by W. Kester
available at http://www.analog.com/ read “Analog
Sampling Basics” available at http://www.ni.com/whitepaper/3016/en read all
documents related to LAB 1 install LTspice
from http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/ acquire safety
glasses meeting ANSI Z87.1 Do you have a
multimeter for lab? HW #1 DUE 5/16 Appendix E: 1, 2, 3 
NO LAB
SESSION: 5/7 and 5/8 

2 
5/9 
linear systems; frequency
spectrum; RMS; Fourier series applications LTspice and LAB 2
preparation 
read
CH 2 (S&S) and Appendix E (S&S) read
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FourierSeries.html 
LAB 1: SafetyAndEquipmentFamiliarizationLaboratory.pdf ECE3200LaboratoryManualFrontMatter.pdf ECE3200LaboratoryGuidelines.pdf Prelab due at
beginning of lab. Lab exercises due
5/18 at beginning of class. 

3 
5/11 
Guest: Sarah Hagen,
CEAS Advising Amplifiers:
Characteristics, Models, and Frequency Response 
ADD
TO HW #1: S&S CH 1: 44, 45, 57, 76 
WEEK
2 

4 
5/14 
Single Time Constant Networks Steady State and Transient
Response; Oscilloscope Compensation
Circuit 

LAB 2: PassiveBandpassFilterDesign.pdf f0=1kHz;Q=0.3;Tp=10.5dB 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 Lab exercise due
5/23 at beginning of class. 

5 
5/16 
Oscilloscope Compensation Circuit;
Operational Amplifiers: Introduction,
Inverting Amplifier, Input and Output Resistance, Ideal Integrator 
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 www.ti.com/lit/an/slod006b/slod006b.pdf 
LAB
3: Active
Bandpass Filter Design f0=1kHz;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! Lab exercise due
5/30 at beginning of class. 

6 
5/18 
Discuss LAB 4a; Operational
Amplifier Circuits: Practical
Integrator, Summer, Differentiator, NonInverting Amplifier, Voltage Buffer 
HW
#2: S&S CH 2: DUE 6/1:
2,
6, 7, 8, 16, 20, 30, 46, 53, 54, 62, 67, 79, 92 
WEEK
3 

7 
5/21 
Discuss LAB 4b; Operational
Amplifiers: Voltmeter, Difference
Amplifier, CMRR, Instrumentation Amplifier, Negative Resistance Circuit , Research
Application 
Read
S&S CH 10: sections 1 to 2 
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 Lab exercises due
6/11 at beginning of class 

8 
5/23 
Operational Amplifiers: Frequency Effects and Gain/Bandwidth
Tradeoff; Operational Amplifier
Circuits as Negative Feedback Systems; Sensitivity 
ADD
TO HW #2: S&S CH 2: 94,
104, 107, 112, 119, 123 
LAB 4b: Transfer Functions, Parameters,
and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers, Part B Lab exercises due
6/11 at beginning of class 

9 
5/25 
Discuss LAB 4c; Operational Amplifier Circuits: Benefits of Feedback 

WEEK
4 


5/28 
MEMORIAL
DAY 

NO LAB
SESSION: 5/28 and 5/29 

10 
5/30 
Operational Amplifier Circuits: Large Signal Operation; DC Imperfections 

LAB 4c: Transfer Functions, Parameters,
and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers, Part C Lab exercises due
6/13 at beginning of class 

11 
6/1 
Operational Amplifier Circuits: CMRR;
Operational Amplifiers: Input and
Output Resistance Review MOSFET
Basics Discuss LAB 4c
exercise Discuss prelabs Discuss LAB 5 
Review/Read
CH 5 S&S PBF
and ABF prelab: resubmissions due 6/11; COMPLETE INDIVIDUALLY PBF
and ABP exercises: resubmissions due 6/13; COMPLETE INDIVIDUALLY 
WEEK
5 

12 
6/4 
Discrete and IC
MOSFET CS Amplifiers 
Read
CH 7 Introduction, 7.1, 7.2.17.2.3, 7.4.2, Experiment 5 of [Smith 98] 
LAB 5: Operational Amplifiers
Imperfections and Applications
(this is Experiment 2 of [Smith 98]) 

13 
6/6 
Biasing in MOS
Amplifier Circuits, including the current mirror (section 5.7 of S&S) CS Amplifier with
a Current Source (Active) Load (in 7.2 of S&S) MOS
CurrentSteering Circuits (section 7.4.2 of S&S) CMOS Active –
Loaded Amplifier Prep for IC CS
MOSFET Amplifier Lab 
HW
#3: DUE 6/13; S&S CH 5: 62, 71, 79, 106; CH 7: 26, 50; REDO EXAMPLE
8.5 as discussed in class 
OPEN LAB 

14 
6/8 
EXAM
1 Topics: CH 1, 2, App. E, LABS 15, CH 10 (sections
1 and 2) You may use on
side of a 3”x5” INDEX CARD – buy an index card, do not make one. You may use
an APPROVED calculator The MOS
Differential Pair (section 8.1 of
S&S) Small Signal
Operation (in section 8.2
of S&S) 

WEEK
6 

15 
6/11 
ActiveLoaded
Differential CMOS Amplifier (in section 6.6 of S&S 4^{th} ed. and
8.5.2 S&S 6^{th} ed.) A TwoStage CMOS
Op Amp (section 8.6.1 of
S&S) Discuss LAB 7 
Read
sections discussed in class as listed to the left 
LAB 6: MOSFET Measurement and
Applications
(this is Experiment 5 of [Smith 98]) 

16 
6/13 
The Stability
Problem (S&S section 10.10); Effect of Feedback on the Amplifier Poles
(section 10.11 of S&S); Stability Using Bode Plots (section 10.12) 
Read
sections discussed in class as listed to the left HW
#4: DUE 6/20: S&S CH 10: 3, 80, 82, 83, 84, 92 
LAB 7: CMOS OP AMPS (Experiment 10 of [Smith 98]) 

17 
6/15 
Frequency
Compensation (section 10.13 of S&S) LAB 9 PREPARATION 
Read
sections discussed in class as listed to the left Read
Introduction, CH 17 S&S 
WEEK
7 

18 
6/18 
Basic Principles
of Sinusoidal Oscillators (section 17.1 of S&S), ActiveFilterTuned
Oscillator (section 17.2.4 of S&S), Bistable Circuit and Hystersis,
Bistable Multivibrators (section 17.4 of S&S), Astable Multivibrators (in
section 17.5 of S&S), LM555 Timer IC (in section 17.7 of S&S) 
Read sections discussed in class as listed
to the left 
CMOS OP AMPS
(continued) LAB 8: Frequency Compensation of an
Operational Amplifier (While the frequency
compensation lab is a simulation experiment, you must attend lab) LAB 8 exercises
due 6/25 (these exercises includes the
only formal lab report of the semeseter) 

19 
6/20 
Nonlinear
WaveformShaping Circuits (section 17.8 of S&S); Precision Rectifier
Circuits (section 17.9 of S&S), sections 17.9.117.9.3 Electronic Noise:
Origins, Modeling, and Reduction 
Read
sections discussed in class as listed to the left Read CH 10 (Op Amp Noise Theory and Applications
by B. Carter) of R.
Mancini (Editor in Chief), Op Amps for
Everyone, Texas Instruments, August 2002, available at www.ti.com/lit/an/slod006b/slod006b.pdf 
OPEN LAB 

20 
6/22 
EXAM
2 Topics: MOSFET material, including related labs and
transistor curves, the CS AMP and MOSFET OP AMP, DC and AC calculations You may use on
side of a 3”x5” INDEX CARD – buy an index card, do not make one. You may use an APPROVED calculator 

WEEK
8 

21 
6/25 
review
assignments encourage course
evaluation final exam
preparation 

LAB 9: Oscillator Circuits No exercises
assigned. 

22 
6/27 
laboratory
notebooks due FINAL
EXAM topics of
particular interest: plagiarism, EXAM
#1; EXAM #2; oscilloscope
compensation circuit, opamp circuits as negative feedback systems, CMOS
Common Source Amplifier, CMOS opamp, frequency compensation (e.g. FIG. 10.43
of S&S), LAB 4c exercises You may use on
side of a 3”x5” INDEX CARD – buy an index card, do not make one. You may use an APPROVED calculator 

Credits
Parts
adapted/adopted from syllabi by J. Gesink and J. Kelemen. Some material is
verbatim from an ECE 2100 Laboratory Manual developed by former and current ECE
faculty.
© 2012 Damon A. Miller. All rights
reserved.
[1] These learning outcomes are based directly on
and are largely verbatim from a syllabus available at https://www.wmich.edu/ece/academics/courses.html by Dr. Liang Dong, former ECE
3200 course coordinator.