BOSTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Syllabus:  SC412 – Analog Electronics

Spring Semester 2004    

 

Date/Time/Place:  M & W, 10:00-12:00 AM, PHO 203

 

Instructor:              Prof. Ronald W. Knepper

                        Office Hours:  M 2:00-4:00 PM & W 2:00-4:00 PM, PHO 439

                        e-mail:  rknepper@bu.edu, Phone: 353-0223

                        webpage:  http://people.bu.edu/rknepper/sc412/class.html

Graduate Teaching Fellow:  Haitao Dai, PHO 420

                                                 Office Hours:  T 10-12 AM, W 4-6 PM

Course Description: 

Analog Electronics – SC412 - is a continuation of SC410.  Topics include differential amplifiers, frequency response, feedback principles, multi-stage circuit design, operational amplifier structure and design, bipolar, MOSFET, CMOS, and BiCMOS design principles, power amplifiers, active filters, and oscillators.  (4 credits)

 

Prerequisites:  SC410

 

Text: Microelectronic Circuits and Devices, 2nd edition, M. Horenstein, Prentice-Hall, 1996.  

Lab Manual:  Laboratory Manual for Electronics, Moe Wasserman, Prentice-Hall, 2002.

 

Course Methodology: 

The course involves the use of a coordinated set of lectures, analog circuit labs, a lab project, homework, and exams to teach analog electronics to undergraduate students at the junior/senior level.  In addition to the lectures, separate discussion sessions are set up with the GTF for small-group discussion of homework problems & solutions, laboratory experiments, and review of the lecture material.  The labs and project reinforce the subject material from the lectures and text with hands-on breadboard-type construction of various op amps, differential amplifiers, power amps, active filters, and oscillators.  Homework is assigned from the problem section of each chapter covered in the text.

 

Laboratory:  You must be registered for a laboratory section.

 

Discussion Sessions:  Three weekly 1-hour discussion sessions will be set up at the convenience of students and the GTF.

 

Grading:              Two Mid-term Exams 20% each

                        Final Exam                            25%

                        Labs                                         10%

                        Lab Project                         15%

                        Homework                               10%

 

                       

 

Schedule of Lectures and Exams:

 

Dates

Topic Description

Text

1/12

IC Operational Amplifier, Ideal Op Amp, Linear Op Amp Circuits

2.1 – 2.4.9

1/14

Op-Amp Integrator & Differentiator, Non-Linear Op Amp Circuits

2.4.10 - 2.5

1/19

No Class – Holiday

 

1/21

Non-Ideal Prop of Op Amps:  Off-set, Freq Resp, Slew Rate, Gain-B/W

2.6

1/26

Differential Amplifiers, DM and CM signals, Bipolar Diff Amp

8.1 – 8.3.3

1/28

Bipolar Diff Amp:  CM rejection, BJT biasing, BJT current mirror

8.3.4– 8.3.8

2/2

NMOS Diff Amp, CMOS Diff Amp

8.4.1, 8.4.3

2/4

BiCMOS Diff Amp, Large Signal Performance of Diff Amps

8.4.4 – 8.5

2/9

Freq response of amplifier, dominant pole, transverse capac, Miller Effect

9.3

2/11

Review for exam

 

2/17

Exam I

 

2/18

Discuss Project (GTF)

 

2/23

Go over exam, Freq response of a Diff Amp, cascode amp freq response

9.4

2/25

Time response of an amplifier, Feedback and Stability:  negative feedback

9.5, 10.1-10.2

3/1

Feedback & Stability:  effect on linearity and bandwidth, amplifier types

10.3 – 10.4

3/3

Feedback topologies, feedback amplifier examples

10.5 – 10.7

3/8-3/14

Spring Recess

 

3/15

Feedback-loop stability, Bode plot, Nyquist plot, frequency compensation

10.8

3/17

Multi-stage amplifiers, two-port cascade, biasing networks

11.1 – 11.3

3/22

DC level shifting in BJT and MOSFET, Diff Amp Cascade

11.4 – 11.5

3/24

Power Amp output stage, IC Power Amplifiers, Power Devices

11.6 – 11.8

3/29

Review for exam

 

3/31

Exam II

 

4/5

Go over exam, 1st order active filter, 2nd order active filter, low & high pass

13.1 – 13.3.3

4/7

Band-pass, active cascading, Butterworth, Chebyshev, Switched-cap filter

13.3.4 – 13.6

4/12

Oscillators: phase shift osc, tuned LC osc, crystal osc, Schmitt-trigger

13.7

4/14

Analog IC’s, the LM741 Bipolar Op Amp (1st and 2nd stages)

12.1 – 12.2.2

4/19

Holiday, No Class

 

4/21

LM741 Op Amp:  output stage, freq compensation, poles, input offset

12.2.3–12.2.8

4/26

CMOS Op Amp Case Study

12.3

 4/28

Review for Final Exam

 

TBD

Final Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule for Labs:

 

Week

Description

Due

1/26

Linear and Non-linear Op Amps (Exp 1 & 2)

1/30

2/2

Non-Ideal Op-amps (BJT & CMOS) and Current Mirrors (Exp 3 & 17)

2/6

2/9

Differential Amplifiers (Exp 18)

2/13

2/16

Make-up labs (mid-term week)

 

2/23

Project

 

3/1

Multi-stage Amplifiers (Exp 21)

3/5

3/15

Project

 

3/22

Frequency Compensation of an Op Amp (Exp 23)

3/26

3/29

Project

 

4/5

Comparison of Active/Passive Filters, 2nd Order Filters (Exp 24 & 25)

4/9

4/12

Project / Make-up Lab

 

4/19

Project

 

4/26

Project Demos and Critique

4/30

 

HW

Schedule for Homework:

Assigned

Due (5PM)

1

Chapter 2 – IC Operational Amplifiers

1/12

1/21

2

Chapter 8a – Differential Amplifiers (bipolar)

1/26

2/4

3

Chapter 8b – Differential Amplifiers (CMOS and BiCMOS)

2/2

2/9

4

Chapter 9 – Frequency Response of an Amplifier

2/23

3/1

5

Chapter 10 – Feedback and Stability

3/1

3/17

6

Chapter 11 – Multi-stage Amplifiers

3/17

3/25

7

Chapter 13a – Active Filters

4/5

4/14

8

Chapter 13b – Oscillators

4/12

4/21

9

Chapter 12 – LM741 Bipolar Op Amp, CMOS Op Amp

4/21

4/28

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Sessions:  T 12-2 PM, W 6-8 PM, TR 2-4 PM all in PHO105

Discussion Sessions:  T 3-4 PM PSY/B39, F 12-1 PM PSY/B40

 

Design Project:

A Laboratory Design Project will be assigned during the week of March 1st.  The demo and critique of the projects will be scheduled during the week of April 26th, the last week of the semester.  You will work in teams of 3 or 4 students each.  The Project will give you an opportunity to do real design work and should make the extra effort required worthwhile. 

 

Rules for the SC412 Laboratory:

All students are to purchase a bound 8½ x 11 lab notebook and put all relevant data in it.  Please do not use loose-leaf data sheets in the laboratory.  If you purchased such a notebook for SC410 and have plenty of blank pages left, you may use the same notebook for SC412.  You may also be required to write laboratory reports.  You may work on your lab experiments in pairs, but will work in teams of 3-4 students each on the Design Project.

Course Policies:

1.      Missed Exam – Absence from an exam can be excused only for reasons of illness, death in a family, or unavoidable travel.  In each case, permission of the instructor in advance is required, as well as a written authorization by a physician (in the case of illness) or other appropriate authorized signature.  The student will be required to take a makeup exam.

2.      Late Homework – Late homework will be accepted up until the date the solutions are discussed in class.  A penalty of 10% off per day will be applied.  A weekend counts as a single day.

3.      Late Labs – Late labs will be accepted, but with a penalty applied of 5% off per day.  It is advantageous for students to complete all the labs.  Again, a weekend will be considered as a single day.

4.        Attendance – Attendance in class is considered essential and required.  Pop quizzes will be given on occasion with the opportunity to earn extra credit points by taking the quiz.  Makeup quizzes will not be given.