5 units – Fall, Winter Quarters
Lecture: 3 hours
Discussion: 1 hour
Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 17 (C- or better)
Restrictions on Enrollment:
Restricted to the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering/Materials Science, Optical Science Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Graduate Students.
Students who have completed Engineering 100 may receive 3.5 units of credit.
Theory, application and design of analog circuits. Methods of analysis including frequency response, SPICE simulation, and Laplace transform. Operational amplifiers and design of active filters.
Expanded Course Description:
As part of the homework assignments, students are required to run the circuit simulation program PSpice to compare computer simulation with analysis and measurements of implemented circuits.
Course Material Fees:
This course has a Course Material Fee. For more information on Course Material Fees in the ECE department, please click here.
Engineering Design Statement:
In lecture students are introduced to the iterative nature of engineering design. Examples are treated in which students begin with the defining of specifications, proceed to the proposing of creative solutions, analyze and evaluate those solutions against the specifications, and iterate as necessary to refine the solution to a workable, practical, cost-effective, and manufacturable result.
In homework, the students are given an opportunity to design simple circuits to meet certain specifications.
In the laboratory students carry out four organized laboratories aimed at learning the use of the equipment and some basic circuit designs. They carry out one major project in the design of noise reduction circuit. Students must define the specifications of the circuit and must carry out iterative design to refine the circuit to meet the specifications.
Relationship to Outcomes:
Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:
|Course Outcomes||ABET outcomes|
|An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering||A|
|An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data||B|
|An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability||C|
|An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems||E|
|An ability to communicate effectively||G|
|An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.||K|
Engineering Foundation, Breadth, Laboratory
Engineering Science: 3 credits
Engineering Design: 2 credits