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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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Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to teach design and analysis techniques for electronic circuits with multiple transistors.


- Aug 14 This web page goes live!

- 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 Sept 7
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 Sept 25
Current Mirrors 8.2, 8.6 (mosfet), 13.2.7 current_mirrors.pdf Sept 26
Diff Amps 9.1, 9.3.1, 9.4.1, 9.5, 9.6.1 diff_amps.pdf Oct 2
Diff Amps (diff amps notes)
Freq Response Review freq_review.pdf Oct 10
Freq Response Review (freq review notes)
Single-Time Constant Circuits single_time_constant.pdf Oct 12
Review Lecture Oct 16
Term Test 1 Oct 17
Low Freq Response 10.1 low_freq.pdf Oct 19
Mos Capacitor Model 10.2 mos_cap_model.pdf Oct 19
Miller's Theorem 10.3.3 miller_theorem.pdf Oct 23
High-Frequency Poles 10.4, 10.5.2, 10.6.1 high_freq.pdf Oct 23
High-Frequency Poles (high freq notes)
Intro to Feedback 11.1, 11.2 intro_feedback.pdf Oct 24
Four Types of Feedback four_type_feedback.pdf Oct 26
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) loop_gain_analysis.pdf Oct 30
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes) Oct 31
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes) Nov 2
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes) Nov 6
Stability of Feedback Circuits 11.7 - 11.10 stability.pdf Nov 7
Review Lecture Nov 9
Term Test 2 Nov 13
Stability of Feedback Circuits (stability notes) Nov 14
Freq Compensation (stability notes)
Loop Gain Simulation LG_simulation.pdf Nov 16
BJT Transistor Nov 20
Power Amp (class A,B) 12.1 - 12.5 power_amps.pdf Nov 21
Power Amp (class AB) (power_amps notes)
Negative Resistors negative_resistor.pdf Nov 28
Two Stage Opamp 13.1 two_stage_opamp.pdf Nov 30

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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

Problem Set 11 - Solution

Problem Set 12 - 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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