Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

EEC 110B

Electronic Circuits II

Course Outline

Spring 2023

Course Time and Location:
147 Olson
T, Th 4:40 pm - 6:00 pm

Professor Stephen Lewis

Recommended Textbook:
Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H. Lewis, and R. G. Meyer, Fifth Edition, Wiley, 2009.

The textbook is not required, and the course will be taught so that you do not need to buy it.

Summary of errors in the text: Errata

EEC 110A

Objectives: This course is intended to develop the understanding of analog bipolar integrated-circuit design. Students who have successfully completed this course should:

  1. be able to explain the hybrid-pi model of the bipolar junction transistor,
  2. be able to analyze and design amplifier, current-mirror, and output-stage circuits,
  3. be able to analyze the operation of an operational amplifier at the transistor level,
  4. be able to use the Miller effect to find the bandwidth of a circuit,
  5. be able to use open-circuit time constants to obtain an estimate of the of a circuit,
  6. be able to use the return ratio to analyze circuits with negative feedback,
  7. be able to determine the gain and phase margins of a negative-feedback amplifier,
  8. be able to design a simple compensation scheme to stabilize a negative-feedback amplifier,
  9. know how to use SPICE to simulate the characteristics of amplifiers, current mirrors, and output stages, and
  10. be able to use laboratory equipment including signal generators and oscilloscopes.

The lab consists of eight experiments in nine weeks and will be held in 2161/2157 Kemper Hall. The experiments will be available on the canvas web page. The lab schedule is shown below.

Sec. A01
Tu 6:10-9pm
Sec. A02
Fr 1:10-4pm
Exp. Topic
4/44/7#1Equipment and Measurements
4/114/14#2Bipolar Transistors
4/184/21#3AC-Coupled Amplifier
4/254/28#4Differential Amplifiers
5/25/5#5Transistor Current Sources
5/95/12#6Operational Amplifiers
5/165/19#7Voltage Regulator
6/66/9-Open on 6/6 and canceled on 6/9
This sequence could change to improve the alignment of the experiments with the lectures.

The scores for experiments 1-7 will be weighted equally, and the weight for the score for experiment 8 will be doubled. Also, your TA will evaluate your experimental technique in the lab, and this evaluation will be weighted as equal to the weight of experiment 8.

Also, note that instruction ends on campus on Thursday June 8. So, lab will not be held on Friday June 9.

There will be a midterm exam and a final exam. If quizzes are given, their dates will be announced in advance in class. The midterm exam will be held on May 11. The final exam will be held on Friday June 9 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am.

Lab 25%
Midterm Exam 25%
Closed book and closed notes except 1 sheet (both sides) of notes allowed (8.5 in. by 11 in.)
Final Exam 50%
Closed book and closed notes except 2 sheets (both sides) of notes allowed (8.5 in. by 11 in.)