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ENEE307 Electronics Circuits Design Laboratory

Course Description: Students first learn the fundamental properties of diodes and transistors through simple experiments. Students then analyze, design and construct electronic circuits at the transistor and integrated circuit levels. Both digital and analog electronics are covered, starting with single devices. Students gain detailed knowledge of the operation and design of multi-transistor circuits: electronics is learned by building highly relevant circuits. BJT forward active operation is investigated by study of Common Emitter and Emitter Follower desigsn, bias and small signal operation. MOS common source operation and Source Follower are investigated and inverters, NAND and NOR gates are analyzed. Basic transistor configurations and frequency response are taught by building a hi-fidelity audio amplifier and small signal topologies. Differential amps, active loads, current mirrors, and principles of feedback are taught through the construction of op-amps out of discrete components.

Prerequisite(s) [2]: ENEE303; completion of all required 200-level ENEE courses

Corequisite(s): None

Course Objectives:

  • Gain practical electronics laboratory experience
  • Understand and analyze fundamental transistor circuit topologies
  • Understand and analyze DC bias and small signal gains for Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) Amplifiers
  • Understand and analyze DC bias and small signal gains for Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) Amplifiers
  • Understand and analyze frequency response of BJT and MOSFET amplifiers
  • Understand and analyze transistor based CMOS digital electronics building blocks
  • Build and measure single and multiple transistor circuits

Topics Covered:

  • Diodes and Operational Amplifiers: Build your own power supply
  • Simple Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) Amplifiers
  • Power Amplifiers: Build your own Hi-Fi system
  • Frequency Response of Simple Transistor Circuits
  • Differential Amplifiers and Op-Amp Basics
  • MOS Transistor Amplifiers
  • CMOS Digital Circuits

[2] Credit only granted for: ENEE306 or ENEE307.