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Analog and digital electronic circuits based on bipolar and field effect transistors introduced in ELEC 252 (Electronics I) will be studied. The course is subdivided into two parts; the design and operation of amplifiers and the operation of common logic families. Particular attention is paid to the transient and frequency response of the circuits. The course also includes a study of feedback as applied to the design and analysis of electronic circuits. The laboratory work is design oriented and complements the lecture material.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
  • Perform small-signal and large-signal analysis of differential amplifiers using both bipolar and MOSFET transistors. Calculate the differential gain, the common-mode gain, and the common-mode rejection ratio.
  • Design current sources such as current mirrors, Wilson current sources, and Widlar current sources for biasing of amplifiers.
  • Design multi-stage operational amplifiers using differential stages, common-emitter, and common collector stages.
  • Draw the low-frequency, mid-band frequency, and high-frequency equivalent circuit of an amplifier. Calculate the lower and upper cut-off frequencies of an amplifier using analytic methods and approximation methods such as the short-circuit time constants approach, and the open-circuit time constants approach.
  • Apply Miller's theorem to simplify the analysis of high-frequency electronic circuits.
  • Design feedback amplifiers using any of the four feedback configurations (shunt/shunt, shunt/series, series/shunt, series/series). Calculate the open loop gain with feedback network loading, calculate the amplifier input and output resistances with loading.
  • Determine whether an amplifier is stable or not using Bode plots.
  • Design CMOS logic inverters and implement logic functions. Design logic gates for balanced rise and fall times using transistor scaling.
Credit Breakdown

Lecture: 3
Lab: 0.75
Tutorial: 0.5
Total: 4.25

Academic Unit Breakdown

Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Studies 51
Engineering Design 0

Prerequisites for this course: ELEC 252. Corequisite: ELEC 323.