ECE 3200 Electronics II

Spring 2021

Version 23 April 2021

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 A-240, 269.276.3158, 269.276.3151 (fax), damon.miller@wmich.edu, www.homepages.wmich.edu/~miller/.

Office Hours

Online office hours are held at https://wmich.webex.com/meet/damon.miller as posted at http://homepages.wmich.edu/~miller/. Other times are available by appointment.
In addition to Dr. Miller’s office hours, you can get help from the lab instructor during office hours.

Laboratory Instructors

Laboratory sessions are held in the Electronics Laboratory, Room B-216 Floyd Hall.
Laboratory instructor office hours will be provided in lab.

T 2:30PM-5:10PM

Mr. Lafta

hussein.a.lafta@wmich.edu

W 6:30PM-9:10PM

Mr. Lafta

hussein.a.lafta@wmich.edu

 

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 course content inspired/adapted/adopted from material by J. Gesink and J. Kelemen. Some lecture notes (and figures) may be verbatim from the course text or references. ECE 2100 and ECE 3200 laboratory instructors have made valuable contributions to this syllabus and the course in general. The syllabus includes material from Instructional Designer M. Strock and the Educational Technology Department.

 

Copyright Information

Materials prepared by Dr. Miller are © 2021 Damon A. Miller. Other copyrights apply to materials such as text and images from books, datasheets, etc. Consult source documents for copyright information.

YOU MAY NOT RECORD, STREAM, OR DISTRIBUTE LECTURES IN ANY FORM
without permission from Dr. Miller.

 

ECE 3200 Course Learning Outcomes

This course develops:  TBD

 

Textbook and Materials

 

General

1.      You must have access to a computer less than 5-years old with a [webcam] microphone and high-speed internet access. This is required for online lectures and labs and Dr. Miller’s office hours. These components may also be used to maintain online exam integrity. Use of a webcam is recommended for online office hours, lectures and lab sessions, but not required.

2.      You are expected to be proficient with installing and using basic computer applications and understand sending and receiving email attachments.

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.

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)

 

  1. 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:
    1. 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
    2. A Roaring Springs “GRAPH PAPER NOTEBOOK QUAD RULED – 5 SQUARES PER INCH” notebook; or
    3. National Engineering and Science Notebook.

 

  1. Ruler
  2. Calculator
  3. Pen
  4. Bring course textbook to lab.

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

 

Invest in a quality breadboard NOW. Inexpensive breadboards will cost you precious time in the long run. I have had an excellent experience with 3M Breadboards.

 

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=32 and the Graduate Catalog at http://catalog.wmich.edu/index.php?catoid=33. 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

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, and consistent with the State of Michigan* requirements and the WMU Safe Return plan (https://wmich.edu/safereturn), safety requirements are in place to minimize exposure to the Western Michigan University community. These guidelines apply to all in-person or hybrid classes held either inside or outside a WMU building.

 

Facial coverings (masks), over both the nose and mouth, are required for all students while in class, no matter the size of the space. This includes outdoor class settings where social distancing is not possible (i.e., at least six feet of space between individuals). 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.").

 

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.

 

Facial coverings (masks) are not a substitute for social distancing. Students shall observe current social distancing guidelines in all instructional spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Students should avoid congregating around instructional space entrances before and after class sessions. Students should exit the instructional space immediately after the end of class to help ensure social distancing and to allow for those attending the next scheduled class session to enter.

 

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

 

These guidelines are in place 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 of Honor (https:/wmich.edu/conduct/expectations-students).

 

*For current State of Michigan Executive orders, see:
https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705---,00.html

 

**For the WMU Facial Covering (Mask) Policy, see:
https://wmich.edu/policies/facial-covering-mask

— statement provided by the WMU Faculty Senate

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): 60%
    Due to the class size requests for early or late examinations cannot be approved.
  2. Homework and Quizzes (announced or unannounced): 10%
  3. Laboratory:  30%

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 grading 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.

Other

Students are expected to attend all lectures.

LABORATORY

 

Students will be assigned to GROUP A or GROUP B for purposes of scheduling in-person labs.

 

Lab attendance is mandatory. 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 instructor PRIOR to the lab or as soon as you can, either by sending an email or leaving a message with the ECE Department Office at 276-3150.  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. Arriving late to lab (i.e. after the posted start time) without a valid excuse will result in zero credit for the quiz and potentially zero credit for the lab and any other activities conducted during that session.  There is no obligation to provide makeup lab sessions for unexcused tardy or absent students.

 

All laboratory activities must be completed individually.

 

Grading Basis

 

Your laboratory grade will be determined using the following evaluation criteria. Material is submitted to either your lab instructor or Dr. Miller via ELearning. See the course schedule for due dates.

 

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.

2.      Pre-lab assignments and/or post-lab assignments (40%). Put a copy of your prelab in your lab notebook.

 

NOTES ON USING LTspice®: Added 5 February 2021

 

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.

 

3.      Laboratory report(s) (60%). You must have attended the lab in order to prepare a lab report for that lab.

 

Failure to follow safe laboratory procedures as described in lab will result in removal from the lab and failure in the course.

 

EXAMINATIONS AND QUIZZES will be closed-notes closed-book unless otherwise noted. You must have a WMU issued ID with you at the exam. All electronic devices including watches must be stowed away (except an approved calculator). If you observe an apparent incident of academic misconduct, please alert the course instructor.

 

Only under extremely unusual circumstances will make-up examinations and quizzes be considered.  If an emergency prevents you from attending a scheduled examination or quiz, contact your instructor 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.

 

Use of Calculators:  Only calculators listed at https://ncees.org/exams/calculator/ may be used on exams.

HOMEWORK

ALL homework assignment due dates will be posted online. Homework assignments with missing or illegible names will not receive credit and may or may not be returned. LATE HOMEWORK will not be accepted, except with documentation of 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.

 

You must submit each homework assignment as a SINGLE PDF FILE to an ELearning Dropbox.
You must name the file as follows: [Last Name][First Name]HW[#].pdf, e.g. DoeJaneHW1.pdf.

 

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.

 

Course Schedule
(a tentative schedule for the semester was provided in class; the online schedule will be frequently updated as the semester progresses)

 

 

#

date

topic (related text section)

assignments

WEEK 1

NO LAB

 1 

1/11

Syllabus

Course and lab introduction

Lab Safety

LAB 1 (PBF) preparation

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 LAB 1

 

acquire safety glasses

 

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

 

HW #1 DUE 1/25 11:59PM via Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

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 

1/13

LAB 1 (PBF) preparation
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)

 

 3 

1/15

aliasing

anti-aliasing filters: ideal and practical

sampling ADC

read CH 2 (S&S)

 

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


WEEK 2

NO LAB MEETING

 

LAB SAFETY AND GUIDELINES

Carefully read ECE3200LaboratorySafetyAndInformation.pdf
SAFETY QUIZ available on lab instructor ELearning website, DUE BY 1/22 5PM

 

ALL STUDENTS: LAB 1 PRELAB
DUE BY 1/22 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

 

1/18

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

 4 

1/20

decade vs. octave frequency change

linear systems/superposition

frequency spectrum, RMS

 

 5 

1/22

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 1 Prelab DUE

 

LAB SAFETY AND INFORMATION MODULE DUE

WEEK 3

GROUP A ATTENDS IN-PERSON LAB

 

YOU MUST BE CLEARED TO COME TO CAMPUS BEFORE ATTENDING LAB VIA THE ONLINE COVID SURVEY.


LAB 1:  PassiveBandpassFilterDesign.pdf

f0=1.2kHz;Q=0.3;Tp=-10.5dB
(No lab groups this semester, so each student must submit all lab assignments individually.)

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, turn in one copy of your pre-lab and place one copy of your pre-lab in your lab notebook.

You need a copy of your PBF lab notebook to do the Exercises!

 

Lab 1 Exercises due 2/8 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

Lab 1 Report due 2/8 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox

 

1/25

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 2/3 11:59PM via Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox
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.

 6 

1/27

1.5 Circuit Models for Amplifiers
Input and Output Resistance

1.6 Amplifier Frequency Response

 

 7 

1/29

1.6.4 Single-Time-Constant Networks
Low pass filter

LAB 2 (ABF) preparation

 

WEEK 4

GROUP B ATTENDS IN-PERSON LAB

 

YOU MUST BE CLEARED TO COME TO CAMPUS BEFORE ATTENDING LAB VIA THE ONLINE COVID SURVEY.


LAB 1:  PassiveBandpassFilterDesign.pdf

f0=1.2kHz;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

As for every lab, turn in one copy of your pre-lab and place one copy of your pre-lab in your lab notebook.

You need a copy of your PBF lab notebook to do the Exercises!

 

Lab 1 Exercises due 2/8 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

Lab 1 Report due 2/8 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox

 

ALL STUDENTSL LAB 2 PRELAB

DUE BY 2/5 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

 8 

2/1

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

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

 9 

2/3

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

HW #2 DUE

HW #3 DUE 2/12 (through S&S section 2.5) DUE 2/3 11:59PM via Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox
S&S CH 2: 2, 7, 9, 15, 17, 22, 33, 35, 43, 47, 65, 67, 81, 92
EXTRA CREDIT: 69

10 

2/5

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

Lab 2 Prelab DUE

WEEK 5

GROUP A ATTENDS IN-PERSON LAB|

YOU MUST BE CLEARED TO COME TO CAMPUS BEFORE ATTENDING LAB VIA THE ONLINE COVID SURVEY.

LAB 2:  Active Bandpass Filter Design
f0=1.2kHz;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 2 Exercises due 3/1 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox
Lab 2 Report due 2/26 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox

11 

2/8

Operational Amplifier Circuits: Voltmeter; Difference Amplifier, CMRR

Lab 1 Exercises DUE

Lab 1 Report DUE

12 

2/10

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.

13 

2/12

Operational Amplifiers: Negative Resistance Circuit, Frequency Effects, Gain/Bandwidth Tradeoff
STUDENT DESIGN TEAM PROJECT
(counts as two labs)

(two-person teams)

HW #3 DUE

 

Read S&S CH 11: sections 1 to 2

 

Prepare a short document that describes your preliminary design concept. This will require a collaborative design effort. Base your description on a block diagram. In a separate section entitled Contributions, each team member must list how tasks were assigned and completed to meet the objective of producing a preliminary design. DUE 3/5 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

 

Final report due 4/7 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox. Some or all projects may be presented in class. The generation of analysis data used to test if the voltmeter specifications were met must be described in detail. Conclusions on voltmeter performance in terms of the specifications must be clearly substantiated using that data. The failure to meet any of the specifications must be explained.

 

HW #4: DUE 3/1
via Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox
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, 23

WEEK 6

GROUP B ATTENDS IN-PERSON LAB|

 

YOU MUST BE CLEARED TO COME TO CAMPUS BEFORE ATTENDING LAB VIA THE ONLINE COVID SURVEY.


LAB 2:  Active Bandpass Filter Design
f0=1.2kHz;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 2 Exercises due 3/1 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox
Lab 2 Report due 3/1 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox

 

ALL STUDENTS: Lab 3a PRELAB
DUE 2/19 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

14 

2/15

Discuss LAB 3a
Benefits of Feedback: Gain Desensitivity (11.2.1), Bandwidth Extension (11.2.2), application to non-inverting configuration

 

15 

2/17

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

 

16 

2/19

Operational Amplifier Circuits: Noise Reduction, Reduction in Nonlinear Distortion (11.2.3), DC Imperfections (2.6): Offset Voltage (2.6.1)

Lab 3a Prelab DUE

WEEK 7

GROUP A ATTENDS IN-PERSON LAB|

 

YOU MUST BE CLEARED TO COME TO CAMPUS BEFORE ATTENDING LAB VIA THE ONLINE COVID SURVEY.

 

LAB 3a:  Transfer Functions, Parameters, and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers, Part A
R3=1k;R4=24k;R5=510;R6=56k;R7=3.3k;R8=1MEG
Prelab: Place a table at the beginning that summarizes the requested data


Lab 3a Exercises due 3/12 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

Lab 3a Report due 3/12 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox

17 

2/22

Operational Amplifiers:

DC Imperfections (2.6): Offset Voltage (2.6.1)

Input Bias and Offset Currents (2.6.2)

 

 

18 

2/24

Review PBF Lab Exercises

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

 

19 

2/26

Operational Amplifiers:

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

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

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

WEEK 8

GROUP B ATTENDS IN-PERSON LAB|

 

YOU MUST BE CLEARED TO COME TO CAMPUS BEFORE ATTENDING LAB VIA THE ONLINE COVID SURVEY.

 

LAB 3a:  Transfer Functions, Parameters, and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers, Part A
R3=1k;R4=18k;R5=510;R6=56k;R7=3.3k;R8=1MEG
Prelab: Place a table at the beginning that summarizes the requested data


Lab 3a Exercises due 3/12 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox

Lab 3a Report due 3/12 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox

20 

3/1

Operational Amplifiers: Output Resistance

BW of non-inverting vs. inverting configuration

Lab 2 Exercises DUE
Lab 2 Report DUE

21 

3/3

Discuss Lab 3a exercises
NMOS MOSFET formulas and curves

Example MOSFET Simulations

HW #4 DUE

 

HW #5: DUE 4/5 11:59PM
via Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

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

22 

3/5

NMOS MOSFET
large and small signal operation
NMOS amplifier

STUDENT DESIGN TEAM PROJECT PRELIMINARY DESIGN DUE

WEEK 9

ALL STUDENTS ATTEND LAB AT SCHEDULED TIME VIA WEBEX
Transfer Functions, Parameters, and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers, Part B
NO PRELAB

Lab 3b Report due 4/7 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox
INCLUDE EXERCISES IN REPORT (will be graded as a report component)

23 

3/8

PMOS MOSFET curves/amplifier

 

24 

3/10

Biasing MOSFETS (7.4)

IC Design Philosophy (8.1)

 

25 

3/12

The Basic MOSFET Current Source (8.2.1)

MOS Current-Steering Circuits (8.2.2)

Example 8.3 and 8.4 (CS amplifier)

Lab 3a Exercises DUE

Lab 3a Report DUE

WEEK 10

ALL STUDENTS ATTEND LAB AT SCHEDULED TIME VIA WEBEX
Transfer Functions, Parameters, and Equivalent Circuits of Linear Amplifiers, Part C
NO PRELAB; NO LAB REPORT

Lab 3c exercises due 4/19 11:59PM to Dr. Miller’s ELearning Dropbox

26 

3/15

Example 8.4 (CS amplifier)
Exam 1 Review

Read S&S CH 11.7-11.10 (Feedback and Stability)

27 

3/17

LAB 3c exercises discussion

Exam 1 Review

 

28 

3/19

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

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

 

WEEK 11

IN-PERSON LAB MAKEUP SESSION

 

YOU MUST BE CLEARED TO COME TO CAMPUS BEFORE ATTENDING LAB VIA THE ONLINE COVID SURVEY.


Do not attend lab without permission from your laboratory instructor.

29 

3/22

LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

Stability and Frequency Compensation in Negative Feedback Systems

 

30 

3/24

Stability and Frequency Compensation in Negative Feedback Systems

 

 

3/26

SPIRIT DAY: NO CLASS
END OF IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION

 

 

WEEK 12

ALL STUDENTS ATTEND LAB AT SCHEDULED TIME VIA WEBEX

LAB 4:  Frequency Compensation of an Operational Amplifier
Lab 4 Report due 4/19 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox
Include answers to exercises 2 and 3 as a report appendix (will be graded as a report component).

31 

4/5

Review Exam 1
Discuss Lab Exercises 3a

HW #5 DUE

LAB EXERCISES 3a REDO DUE 4/16

32 

4/7

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

STUDENT DESIGN TEAM PROJECT FINAL DESIGN DUE

Lab 3b Exercises DUE

 

Read S&S 15.1, 15.2.1, 15.2.4, 15.4

33 

4/9

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

Lab 3c Exercises DUE

WEEK 13

LAB 5: CMOS Operational Amplifier

Lab 5 Report due 4/23 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox

34 

4/12

Exam 2 Review

 

35 

4/14

[Exam 2 moved to Friday due to network problems]

Exam 2 Review
Lab Exercises 3c

 

36 

4/16

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 #3 Spring 2018

Exam #2 Summer I 2012

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

 

WEEK 14

LAB 6:  Oscillator Circuits (SIMULATION ONLY)

No prelab due. You need only design and simulate the circuits of Figures 1 and 3. The oscillation frequency of both circuits is selected to be the center frequency of your Lab 2 active bandpass filter.
Submit your designs and simulation results as a single pdf file by 4/23 11:59PM to lab instructor’s ELearning Dropbox.

37 

4/19

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)

Lab 4 Report DUE
Lab 3a Exercises Redo DUE
Lab 3c Exercises DUE

38 

4/21

Nonlinear Oscillators… (15.4)

LM 555 timer

AC Voltmeter Design Project Discussion
Lab Exercises 3c Solution

You may resubmit a revised AC voltmeter design project by noon Friday, April 30. THIS IS OPTIONAL.

39 

4/23

Exam 2 Solution
Final Exam Review

Course wrap-up
Encourage instructor evaluation participation

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

Lab 5 Report DUE
Lab 6 Simulations DUE

WEEK 15

40 

4/28
WED

FINAL EXAM
10:15AM to 12:15pm

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

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

 

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