ECE 3200 Electronics II
Spring 2018
version 20 April 2018
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 instructor office
hours. Other times are available by
appointment. In addition to Dr.
Miller’s office hours, you can get help from any of the lab instructors during
their office hours.
Laboratory Instructors
Laboratory
sessions are held in the Electronics Laboratory, Room B216 CEAS. Laboratory instructor
office hours will be provided in lab.
T 2:30PM5:10PM 
Mr. Al Gailani 
mohammedyasser.algailani@wmich.edu 
T 6:30PM9:10PM 
Mr. Al Gailani 

W 6:30PM9:10PM 
Mr. Al Gailani 

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
macromodel 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 3200 Course
Learning Outcomes
This
course develops: TBD
Textbook
and Materials (lecture)
Required:
References
(also see course schedule):
4.
M.
Hajimorad and B. Hung, Bode Plots by [H]and
and by [MATLAB®],
http://wwwinst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ee40/su06/lectures/Bode_Plots.pdf
5.
Companion
website for course text: https://global.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780199339136/
6.
Text
appendices: http://global.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780199339136/student/app/
7.
W.
Kester, What the Nyquist Criterion Means
to Your Sampled Data System Design, Analog Devices Tutorial MT002, 2008.
Recommended:
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.
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.
Textbook and Materials (laboratory)
Required:
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 the National
Semiconductor LM741 model available as part of laboratory six in the course
schedule below)
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] and the Graduate Catalog at [http://catalog.wmich.edu/index.php]. 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 GenderBased 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 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 www.wmich.edu/conduct
·
Division
of Student Affairs www.wmich.edu/students/diversity
·
University
Relations Office http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/calendars/interfaith
·
Disability
Services for Students www.wmich.edu/disabilityservices”
—
provided by the WMU Faculty Senate Professional Concerns Committee
Plagiarism:
For
an indepth exploration of plagiarism, see http://lib.usm.edu/plagiarism_tutorial.html
Grading Basis
Email to class: 13 April 2018:
If you elect to not take the final exam, your total exam score will be based on
your three insemester exams.
If you elect to take the final exam, your exam score will be based on the final
(counts as two exams) and your two highest insemester exams.
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: 060
E  6065 D  6570 DC  7075 C  7580 CB  8085 B  8590 BA  90100 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.
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.
Testing Accommodations:
If you have been approved for alternative testing, you must arrange to
take your exams at the Disability Services for Students testing facility. Note that the exam dates are available in
this syllabus.
Grade Appeals:
If you have a question regarding grading of any lecture or laboratory
materials (e.g. exam problems, homework problems, laboratory notebooks,
laboratory reports, etc.), see Dr. Miller within
FIVE business days of receiving the grade for the assignment in question. If you disagree with the assessment of that
assignment at that meeting, you must submit a written description of your
concern to Dr. Miller via his ECE Department mailbox (not email) within five business days of that meeting.
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, including cameras, are to be turned off (unless
there is a safety issue or other documented reason) during lecture unless prior
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 or arriving ontime, 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 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. 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.
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 and inlcuded 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 the online syllabus and/or lab and/or via
email to wmich.edu email addresses. Late laboratory notebooks will not be
accepted except under extremely unusual circumstances.
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. Turn in one copy of your prelab at
the beginning of lab and put one copy in your lab notebook. Postlab exercises
are due when noted in the syllabus and submitted in lecture. Put graded
postlab exercises in your lab notebook.
3. Laboratory
report(s) (20%). Report(s) will be assigned in lecture and (as with homework) are
due at the beginning of lecture. 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 closednotes closedbook 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 Dr. Miller.
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. If the instructor cannot be reached
directly, leave a message with the ECE Department (2763150). 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 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.
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 
1/8 
Syllabus Course and lab
introduction Lab safety Sampling of
continuous time signals A/D and D/A
converters 
read syllabus, CH 1
(S&S), Appendix E (S&S), http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FourierSeries.html 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/media/en/trainingseminars/tutorials/MT002.pdf read all documents
related to LAB 1 acquire safety
glasses and multimeter Explore HW #1 DUE 1/17 Use LTspice to plot
equation 1.2 of S&S for five terms; do this by using series connected
voltage sources of the appropriate frequencies and phases. S&S Appendix E: 1, 2, 3 
2 
1/10 
A/D and D/A
converters Analog and digital
signals A “typical”
electronic system 

3 
1/12 
linear systems;
frequency spectrum; RMS; Fourier series applications LTspice and LAB 2
preparation 
read CH 2 (S&S)
See http://www.sosmath.com/fourier/fourier1/fourier1.html for a review of Fourier Series 
WEEK
2 

LAB 1: SafetyAndEquipmentFamiliarizationLaboratory.pdf ECE3200LaboratoryManualFrontMatter.pdf ECE3200LaboratoryGuidelines.pdf Prelab due at
beginning of lab. Lab 1 exercises due
1/26 at beginning of class 


1/15 
NO
CLASS: MLK DAY 

4 
1/17 
Oscilloscope compensation
circuit in time and frequency domain

HW #1 DUE 
5 
1/19 
Amplifiers: Linearity, Gain, Efficiency, Saturation,
Biasing 
HW #2 S&S DUE
1/21 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 dv_{o}/dt= SOMETHING. Provide an
intuitive explanation of the difference between the low pass and high pass
filter characteristics using your result. 
WEEK
3 LAB 2: PassiveBandpassFilterDesign.pdf f0=2kHz;Q=0.3;Tp=10.5dB NO
QUIZ THIS WEEK 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 prelab and place one copy of your prelab in your
lab notebook. You need a copy of
your PBF lab notebook to do the exercises! Lab 2 exercises due
2/2 at beginning of class 

6 
1/22 
1.5
Circuit Models for Amplifiers 1.6
Amplifier Frequency Response 

7 
1/24 
1.6.4
SingleTimeConstant Networks 

8 
1/26 
High pass filter LAB 3 (ABF)
preparation 

WEEK
4 

LAB
NOTEBOOKS DUE: LABS 12 TO BE GRADED NO
QUIZ THIS WEEK 

9 
1/29 
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 
10 
1/31 
Discuss LAB 4a; PBF
prelab redo; Operational Amplifier Circuits:
Ideal Integrator, Practical Integrator 
HW #2 DUE HW #3 DUE 2/9
(through S&S section 2.5) 
11 
2/2 
Operational
Amplifier Circuits: Summer,
Differentiator, NonInverting Amplifier, NonInverting Amplifier as a
Negative Feedback System, Voltage Buffer 

WEEK
5 

LAB NOTEBOOKS RETURNED 

12 
2/5 
Revisit PBF design Reference: F.
Najmabadi, II. Passive Filters, http://aries.ucsd.edu/NAJMABADI/CLASS/ECE65/06S/NOTES/filter.pdf Operational
Amplifiers: Voltmeter, Difference
Amplifier 

13 
2/7 
Discuss LAB 4b Operational
Amplifiers: CMRR, Instrumentation
Amplifier Linear Technology LT1167 Precision
Instrumentation Amplifier datasheet NPC1220 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. 
14 
2/9 
Operational
Amplifiers: 
HW #3 DUE Read S&S CH 11:
sections 1 to 2 HW #4: DUE 3/12 S&S: CH 2: 94, 98, 107, 108, 112, 115, 121, 125 
WEEK
6 

NO
QUIZ THIS WEEK Lab 4b exercises
due 3/16 at beginning of class 

15 
2/12 
Operational
Amplifiers: Gain/Bandwidth
Tradeoff; Operational Amplifier
Circuits as Negative Feedback Systems; Benefits of Feedback 

16 
2/14 
Discuss LAB 4c Operational
Amplifier Circuits: Benefits of
Feedback 

17 
2/16 
Discuss LAB 5 Operational
Amplifier Circuits: LargeSignal
Operation (2.8), DC Imperfections
(2.6) 

WEEK
7 

LAB
NOTEBOOKS DUE: LABS 34b TO BE GRADED Lab 4c exercises
due 3/16 at beginning of class 

18 
2/19 
Discuss LAB 4c
exercise, HW #2 CMRR; Input and Output Resistance 

19 
2/21 
Operational
Amplifier Circuits: 

20 
2/23 
Q/A Session:
Lecture or Lab 

WEEK
8 

LAB NOTEBOOKS RETURNED NO
QUIZ THIS WEEK MAKEUP/OPEN LAB 

21 
2/26 
Exam/HW Review
Session 

22 
2/28 
EXAM
1 A/D
and D/A Converters Using
Amplifier Models of S&S Table 1.1 STC
Networks (S&S Table 1.2)/Bode Plots Instrumentation
Amplifier 
Review
MOSFETs over the break (S&S CH 5), particularly their VI curves,
operating modes, use as a linear amplifier, and smallsignal models. 

3/2 
NO
CLASS: SPIRIT DAY 

WEEK
9 

LAB 5: Ohmmeter Design (NEW) Detailed report on
your design and its performance is due 3/23. ONE REPORT PER GROUP 

23 
3/12 
MOSFET NMOS
operation: large and small
signal operation 
HW #4 DUE 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 
24 
3/14 
MOSFET NMOS
amplifiers 

25 
3/16 
MOSFET NMOS
amplifiers 
HW #5: S&S:
7.25, 7.33, 7.95, 8.1, 8.5, Redo Example 8.4 of pages 533536 without using
absolute values, 9.1, 9.86. Perform a DC and AC hand analysis of the CMOS
OPAMP circuit provided below. Include the complete smallsignal equivalent
circuit and use that to find the smallsignal gain. Tabulate your results as
in Example 9.6 of the text. DO NOT USE ABSOLUTE VALUES. Simulate a
noninverting opamp circuit (gain =11V/V) with the CMOS OPAMP opamp. Verify
the smallsignal gains of both circuits using LTspice (these last two
problems will be worth a substantial number of points). 
WEEK
10 

LAB
NOTEBOOKS DUE: LABS 4c to 5 TO BE GRADED NO
QUIZ THIS WEEK MAKEUP/OPEN LAB 

26 
3/19 
LAST
DAY TO WITHDRAW (verify date on
your own) The
Basic MOSFET Current Source (8.2.1) MOS CurrentSteering Circuits (8.2.2) Hand back exam #1 
Rework exam #1 
27 
3/21 
Example 8.3 and 8.4 
Read S&S CH 11.711.10 
28 
3/23 
Stability
and Frequency Compensation in Negative Feedback Systems 

WEEK
11 

LAB NOTEBOOKS RETURNED NO
QUIZ THIS WEEK LAB 6: Frequency Compensation of an
Operational Amplifier (While the
frequency compensation lab is a simulation experiment, you must attend lab) LAB 6 exercises due
4/13, ONE REPORT PER GROUP 

29 
3/26 
Stability
and Frequency Compensation in Negative Feedback Systems 

30 
3/28 
Review Exam #1 The
CurrentMirrorLoaded MOS Differential Pair (9.5.2) 

31 
3/30 
Butterworth
and Chebyshev Filters
(17.3) Discuss graded
assignments 
Read S&S CH
17.117.3, 17.11 
WEEK
12 

NO
QUIZ THIS WEEK Continue LAB 6 as needed Analog [Devices] Filter Wizard 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. Lab 7 report due
4/13, ONE REPORT PER GROUP 

32 
4/2 
A
Two Stage CMOS Op Amp
(9.61) Discuss HW #5 

33 
4/4 
EXAM
2 Exam 1 material S&S CH 2 

34 
4/6 
Discuss Graded
Assignments 
Read S&S 18.1, 18.2.4,
18.418.5 
WEEK
13 

LAB
NOTEBOOKS DUE: LABS 67 TO BE GRADED
NO
QUIZ THIS WEEK


35 
4/9 
Oscillators 
Read S&S 18.7,
18.8, 4.5.5, “Additional Material” section 18.9 
36 
4/11 
LM 555 timer Nonlinear
WaveformShaping Circuits
(18.8) Precision
Rectifier Circuits (AM
18.9) 
HW #5 DUE 
37 
4/13 
Inclass grading
Lab 4c exercises 

WEEK
14 

LAB NOTEBOOKS RETURNED LAB 8: Oscillator Circuits No exercises
assigned. 

38 
4/16 
Review HW #5 and
Frequency Compensation Lab 

39 
4/18 
EXAM
3 YOU CAN USE ONE SIDE OF A 3”x5” INDEX CARD AS A
NOTE CARD FOR THE EXAM frequency
compensation 

40 
4/20 
Review EXAM 3 course wrapup 

WEEK
15 

41 
4/25 WED 
FINAL
EXAM YOU CAN USE ONE SIDE OF A 3”x5” INDEX CARD AS A
NOTE CARD FOR THE EXAM cumulative example topics: Exams 13 CMOS Amplifiers/Op
Amp LP/HP Op Amp
circuits frequency
compensation (verify this day/time on your own) 

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