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EEC110B – Electronic Circuits II

4 units – Spring Quarter

Lecture: 3 hours

Lab: 3 hours

Prerequisites: EEC 110A

Grading: Letter.

Catalog Description:

Analysis and design of integrated circuits. Single-stage amplifiers, cascaded amplifier stages, differential amplifiers, current sources, frequency response, and return-ratio analysis of feedback amplifiers.

Expanded Course Description:

  1. Single-stage amplifiers (common emitter, common emitter with degeneration, common collector
  2. Differential Amplifiers
    1. Large-signal analysis
    2. Small-signal analysis with half circuits
    3. Offset
  3. Current sources
  4. Output stages
  5. Operational amplifiers
  6. Frequency response
    1. Open-circuit time constants
    2. Short-circuit time constants
    3. Miller effect
  7. Return-ratio analysis of feedback amplifiers

Computer Usage:

Students will use SPICE on several of the homework assignments and in a design project.


  1. P. Gray, P. Hurst, S. Lewis, R. Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits,Wiley.

Engineering Design Statement:

Much of this course is devoted to the modeling and analysis of electronic circuits. Because the analysis of any reasonably complex circuit is analytically intractable, the model selection, analysis techniques, and assumptions made are a major part of the design process. The students are shown how to recognize from an analysis those elements that are critical in determining the system’s performance so that they can be exploited in the design phase. Open-ended problems are used on the homeworks.

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 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 use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. K


Professional Component:

Engineering Breadth, Depth

Engineering Science: 2 credits
Engineering Design: 2 credits