#### Fall 2016 textbook list

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#### Current Prerequisites & Course Offering

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### ECE 3204 Analog Electronics (3C)

Small signal modeling of transistors. Basic architecture and functionality of linear amplifiers including transistor biasing circuits, current sources, differential amplifer, common emitter amplifier, common source amplifier, emitter follower, and source follower. Operational amplifier operating principles, circuit design, and applications. Frequency response of single stage and multistage amplifiers. Feedback systems and stability analysis of amplifiers.

What is the reason for this course?

Analog signals represent physical quantities of real world signals, and linear amplifiers are the first step to analog signal processing. This course provides analytical and design tools for various types of linear amplifiers and is essential for analog integrated circuit design and applications.

*Required for all EE majors*. Typically offered: Fall, Spring. Program Area: Electronics.

*Prerequisites: 2204 and 2704. Corequisite: 3274*.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

This course requires 2204 and 2704 as prerequisites and 3274 as corequisite. The material in 3204 is based on the properties of semiconductor devices taught in 2204 for electronic circuit design and analysis and requires the knowledge of Laplace transform as taught in 2704 for frequency domain analysis. The content of this course is reinforced experimentally in 3274.

### Department Syllabus Information:

**Major Measurable Learning Objectives:**

- Describe the small signal equivalent model of transistors,
- analyze transistor amplifier circuits,
- design multistage transistor amplifier circuits,
- describe operating principles of differential and operational amplifiers,
- design and analyze operational amplifiers,
- analyze frequency response of linear amplifiers,
- analyze amplifier feedback systems and their stability, and
- simulate amplifier responses with PSpice.

Course Topics | |
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Topic | Percentage |

BJT amplifier basics | 5% |

CE and EF amplifiers and ac analysis | 10% |

Multistage BJT amplifiers | 5% |

FET amplifier basics | 5% |

CS and SF amplifiers and ac analysis | 10% |

Multistage FET amplifiers | 5% |

Frequency response | 10% |

Output stages and power amplifiers | 5% |

IC biasing and active loads | 5% |

Differential amplifier circuit analysis | 10% |

Op amp circuit design and analysis | 10% |

Basic feedback principles and different feedback amplifiers, | 10% |

Loop gain and stability | 10% |