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ECE331F - Analog Electronics - Fall 2017


This course is focussed on analog electronics with an emphasis on transistor level design of integrated circuits. Topics to be covered include transistor amplifiers (differential and multistage amplifiers), integrated circuit biasing techniques, output stage design and IC amplifier building blocks, frequency response of amplifiers, stability and compensation techniques for amplifiers using negative feedback.

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- Blackboard will be used for Grades, Discussion Board and Announcements.

- This Web page will be used for Lecture info, Lab info, Problem Set info and Term Test info.

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David A. Johns    Email:     Office: BA5144 (inside of BA5145)

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"Microelectronic Circuits" (seventh edition) by A.S. Sedra and K.C. Smith, Oxford University Press, 2015

We will be covering chapters 8-12.

- For the chapter on Feedback, we will be covering the material "Feedback circuit analysis using return ratio" in

"Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits" (fifth edition) by P. Gray, P. Hurst, S. Lewis and R. Meyer, Wiley & Sons, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-470-24599-6

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Mon   1-2pm   GB119  
Tue   2-3pm   GB119  
Thu   1-2pm   GB119  

First Day of Classes is Sept 7, 2017

Last Day of Classes is Dec 6, 2017

Lec # Topic Textbook Section Lecture Notes Date
Introduction intro.pdf
Circuit Review circuit_review.pdf Sept 11
Transistor Review trans_review.pdf Sept 12
Transistor Review (trans review notes)

Sept 14

Gain Cell 8.3 gain_cell.pdf

Sept 18

Cascode Amp 8.5 (mosfet) cascode_amp.pdf

Sept 19

Multi-Stage Amps notes multi_stage_amps.pdf
Current Mirrors 8.2, 8.6 (mosfet), 13.2.7 current_mirrors.pdf
Current Mirrors (current mirror notes)
Diff Amps 9.1 diff_amps.pdf
Diff Amps (diff amps notes)
Diff Amps 9.3 - 9.6 (mosfet) (diff amps notes)
Diff Amps (diff amps notes)
Freq Response Review freq_review.pdf
Freq Response Review (freq review notes)
Single-Time Constant Circuits single_time_constant.pdf
Low Freq Response 10.1 low_freq.pdf
Mos Capacitor Model 10.2 mos_cap_model.pdf
Miller's Theorem 10.3.3 miller_theorem.pdf
High-Frequency Poles 10.4 high_freq.pdf
High-Frequency Poles 10.5.2, 10.6.1 (high freq notes)
Intro to Feedback 11.1, 11.2 intro_feedback.pdf
Four Types of Feedback four_type_feedback.pdf
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) loop_gain_analysis.pdf
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes)
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes)
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes)
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes)
Stability of Feedback Circuits 11.7 - 11.10 stability.pdf
Freq Compensation (stability notes)
Loop Gain Simulation LG_simulation.pdf
LG Simulation/Review
Power Amp (class A,B) 12.1 - 12.4 power_amps.pdf
Power Amp (class AB) (power_amps notes)

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TUT01   Mon   2-3pm   WB219   Starts Sept 18
TUT02   Thu   3-4pm   BA2165   Starts Sept 21

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The laboratory information is available here.

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Your final grade will be determined by:

Final Exam     50%    
Term Test 1     17.5%     Tues, Oct 17 from 2-3pm in EX300 (255 McCaul St.)
Term Test 2     17.5%     Mon, Nov 13 from 1-2pm in EX300 (255 McCaul St.)
Laboratory     15%    

No aid sheet is allowed for tests. Non-programmable calculator type is allowed.

The equation sheet for tests is here: equation_sheet.pdf

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David Johns

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Problem Sets

Problem Set 1 - Solution

Problem Set 2 - Solution

Problem Set 2a - Solution

Problem Set 3 - Solution

Problem Set 4 - Solution

Problem Set 5 - Solution

Problem Set 6 - Solution

Problem Set 7 - Solution

Problem Set 8 - Solution

Problem Set 9 - Solution

Problem Set 10 - Solution

Previous Tests

2015 Term Test 1 - Solution

2015 Term Test 2 - Solution

2013 Term Test 1 - Solution

2013 Term Test 2 - Solution

2013_Final_exam - Solution

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