Fall 2015 textbook list
The Fall 2015 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 2204 Electronics (3C)
Introduction to basic electronic devices including diodes and transistors and their operating principles. Analysis of electroic circuits operating under dc bias and switching conditions. Applications of devices in digital electronic circuits.
Electronics is the introduction to electronic devices and their basic operating principles and is the foundation for modern electrical and computer engineering. Devices including diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and field effect transistors (FETs) are the basic components of all electronic circuits. Major applications will focus on digital logic circuits using diodes and transistors, especially the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices. Throughout the course, students will learn how the electronic devices operate under dc bias and switching conditions.
Required for all EE and CPE majors. Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer II. Program Area: Electronics.
Prerequisites: C- or better in 2004; Co-requisites: 2274.
This course requires 2004 as the prerequisite and 2274 as the corequisite. Students require a basic knowledge of circuit analysis such as nodal and loop analyses as taught in 2004 to analyze the electronic circuits. 2274 is corequisite because it implements, in the laboratory, the principles learned in 2004 and 2204.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Describe the operating principles of electronic devices including diodes and transistors.
- Analyze electronic circuits operating under dc bias conditions
- Analyze electronic circuits operating under switching conditions.
- Describe basic digital logic families.
- Design and analyze simple digital gates.
- Use PSpice to model circuits containing transistors and other electronic devices.
|PN junction diode and diode characteristics||10%|
|Diode circuits and applications||10%|
|Bipolar junction transistor basics||5%|
|BJT biasing and load line analysis||10%|
|MOS field effect transistor basics||10%|
|MOSFET biasing and DC analysis||10%|
|MOS logic design||10%|
|CMOS logic design||10%|
|BJT digital circuits||10%|