ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Accredited by ABET
Undergraduate Programs

ECE 4206 Electronic Circuit Design

Fall 2016 textbook list

The Fall 2016 ECE textbook list is available online for students.

Current Prerequisites & Course Offering

For current prerequisites for a particular course, and to view course offerings for a particular semester, see the Virginia Tech Course Timetables.

Return to course list

ECE 4206 Electronic Circuit Design (3C)

Stability and response of feedback amplifier, wideband amplifier, operational amplifier characteristics, waveform generators and wave shaping, nonlinear circuit applications, signal generators, and photolithography. Design of analog electronic circuits, circuit simulation, response characterization, and printed circuit construction.

What is the reason for this course?

Electronic circuit design using discrete and integrated circuits is one of the most practical courses for electronic design engineers. This course fully utilizes knowledge learned in all the fundamental electric and electronic circuits for advanced circuit modeling, design, and simulation. Throughout this course, students will gain practical circuit design skills and apply them to real-world electronic product development.

Capstone Technical Elective for EE; Technical Elective for CPE. Typically offered: Spring. Program Area: Electronics.

Prerequisites: C- or better in 2014, 4205.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

This course requires EE3204, which, along with its prerequisite EE2204, provide the student with basic skill for electronic circuit analysis. Students need to be familiar with semiconductor devices circuit behavior, nodal and loop analyses, superposition theory, time- and frequency-domain analyses for transfer functions, and feedback theory.

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
  • Apply discrete and integrated circuits to practical systems with ability of design and implementation.
  • Develop capability of independent-study, creative design, and teamwork.
  • Organize and write technical reports
  • Organize and make technical presentations

Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Power amplifiers and gate drivers 10%
Function generators (combined with 1 for project #1) 10%
Power supplies, thermal considerations 10%
Circuit layout and implementation (combined with 3 for project #2) 10%
Group project proposal 10%
Group project hardware implementation, reporting, and presentation 50%

Return to course list