BOSTON
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering
Date/Time/Place: M & W, 10:0012:00 AM, PHO 203
Instructor: Prof. Ronald W.
Knepper
Office
Hours: M 2:004:00 PM & W 2:004:00
PM, PHO 439
email: rknepper@bu.edu, Phone: 3530223
webpage: http://people.bu.edu/rknepper/sc412/class.html
Graduate
Teaching Fellow: Haitao Dai, PHO 420
Office Hours: T 1012 AM,
W 46 PM
Course Description:
Analog Electronics SC412  is a continuation of
SC410. Topics include differential
amplifiers, frequency response, feedback principles, multistage 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, 2^{nd} edition, M. Horenstein, PrenticeHall, 1996.
Lab Manual: Laboratory Manual for Electronics, Moe Wasserman,
PrenticeHall, 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 smallgroup 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 handson breadboardtype 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 1hour
discussion sessions will be set up at the convenience of students and the GTF.
Grading: Two Midterm
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 
OpAmp
Integrator & Differentiator, NonLinear Op Amp Circuits 
2.4.10  2.5 
1/19 
No
Class Holiday 

1/21 
NonIdeal
Prop of Op Amps: Offset, Freq Resp,
Slew Rate, GainB/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, 10.110.2 
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 
3/83/14 
Spring
Recess 

3/15 
Feedbackloop
stability, Bode plot, Nyquist plot, frequency compensation 
10.8 
3/17 
Multistage amplifiers, twoport 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, 1^{st} order active filter, 2^{nd} order active
filter, low & high pass 
13.1 13.3.3 
4/7 
Bandpass,
active cascading, Butterworth, Chebyshev, Switchedcap filter 
13.3.4 13.6 
4/12 
Oscillators: phase shift osc, tuned LC osc, crystal osc,
Schmitttrigger

13.7 
4/14 
Analog
ICs, the LM741 Bipolar Op Amp (1^{st} and 2^{nd} stages) 
12.1 12.2.2 
4/19 
Holiday,
No Class 

4/21 
LM741
Op Amp: output stage, freq
compensation, poles, input offset 
12.2.312.2.8 
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
Nonlinear Op Amps (Exp 1 & 2)

1/30 
2/2 
NonIdeal Opamps (BJT &
CMOS) and Current Mirrors (Exp 3 & 17) 
2/6 
2/9 
Differential Amplifiers (Exp 18) 
2/13 
2/16 
Makeup labs (midterm week) 

2/23 
Project 

3/1 
Multistage 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, 2^{nd} Order Filters (Exp 24 & 25) 
4/9 
4/12 
Project / Makeup 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 Multistage 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 122 PM, W 68 PM, TR 24 PM all in PHO105
Discussion
Sessions: T 34 PM PSY/B39, F 121 PM PSY/B40
Design
Project:
A
Laboratory Design Project will be assigned during the week of March 1^{st}. The demo and critique of the projects will
be scheduled during the week of April 26^{th}, 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 looseleaf
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 34 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.