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ENG100 – Electronic Circuits And Systems

3 units – Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters

Lecture: 1 hour

Discussion: 1 hour

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 17 (C- or better)

Grading: Letter; two midterms (40%), final exam (20%), five laboratories (20%), and two projects (20%).

Catalog Description:

Introduction to analog and digital circuit and system design through hands-on laboratory design projects.

Expanded Course Description:

  1. Operational Amplifiers
    1. Ideal operational amplifier
    2. Analysis of circuits containing ideal operational amplifiers
    3. Design using operational amplifiers
    4. Characteristics of practical operational amplifiers
  2. Frequency Response
    1. Gain, phase shift and the network function
    2. Bode plots
    3. Resonant circuits
    4. Frequency response of operational amplifier circuits
  3. Laplace Transform
    1. Definition and properties
    2. Inverse tranform – partial fraction expansion
    3. Transfer function and impedance
    4. Circuit analysis using impedance and initial conditions
  4. Digital Logic
    1. Binary numbers and arithmetic
    2. Digital logic circuits
    3. Boolean algebra
    4. Simplification of Boolean functions
  5. Logic Design
    1. Combinational logic
    2. MSI and LSI design
    3. Sequential logic
  6. Digital Devices
    1. Counters
    2. Registers
    3. Memory

Laboratory Projects:

  1. Analog Laboratories (1 week each)
    1. Lab #0: Introduction to laboratory equipment (no credit)
    2. Lab #1: Introduction to passive filter design
    3. Lab #2: Introduction to active filter design
  2. Project #1: Design of a Dolby Noise Suppression System (2 weeks)
  3. Digital Laboratories (1 week each)
    1. Lab #3: Introduction to laboratory equipment and logic gates
    2. Lab #4: Combinational circuit design problem
    3. Lab #5: Sequential circuit design problem
  4. Project #2: Design of a digital combination lock (2 weeks)


  1. M. Soderstrand, Electronic Circuits and Systems Project-Oriented Laboratory Manual, Kendall-Hunt.
  2. R. Dorf and J. Svoboda, Introduction to Electric Circuits, John Wiley & Sons.
  3. M. Mano, Digital Design, Prentice-Hall.

Engineering Design Statement:

Students carry out five laboratories aimed at learning the use of the equipment, investigating simple circuits, and solving simple design problems. Students then carry out two major projects in the design of a Dolby-like noise reduction system and the design of an electronic combination lock. Students must work in groups to do these projects and the goal is to develop the best circuits which meet the requirements. Best is judged on many factors including cost, component count, manufacturability, maintenance, etc. Students compete in groups to develop the best design. It is made clear that there is no one correct answer and that many different approaches can be used.

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


Professional Component:

Engineering Breadth, Laboratory

Engineering Science: 2 credits
Engineering Design: 1 credit