ECE Course Outline

ECE3043

Measurements, Circuits and Microelectronics Laboratory (1-3-2)

Prerequisites
ECE 3040* [min C] and ECE 2031/20X2 [min C]* Prerequisites indicated with an asterisk may be taken concurrently with ECE3043
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Basic electronic test instrumentation. Elementary passive and active circuits using both discrete (diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETs) and integrated devices (operational amplifiers).
Textbook(s)
Leach, Brewer, & Robinson, Experiments in Electrical and Analog Electronic Circuits, Kendall Hunt, 2012. ISBN 0757596517, ISBN 9780757596513 (required)

Topical Outline
ECE 3040 and ECE 3043 normally must be taken concurrently.


1.	Instrumentation
   a.	Oscilloscope
   b.	Function generator
   c.	Dc power supply
   d.	Digital multimeter
   e.	SPICE for passive circuits

2.	First-order RC and RL circuits
   a.	Transient response (step function and square wave excitation)
   b.	Frequency response
   c.	Bode plots with SPICE, Mathcad, and Matlab 

3.	Second-order RLC circuits
   a.	Resonance
   b.	Step-function response
   c.	Damping factor
   d.	Bode plots with SPICE, Mathcad, and Matlab

4.	IC op-amp amplifiers
   a.	Noninverting, inverting, T feedback, integrator, differentiator
   b.	SPICE for IC amplifiers
   c.	Non ideal properties of op-amps (finite gain-bandwidth product)

5.	IC op-amp differential and instrumentation amplifier
   a.	Differential gain
   b.	Common-mode gain
 
6.	First-order IC op-amp active filters
   a.	Low-pass
   b.	High-pass
   c.	All-pass
   d.	Shelving

7.	Second-order IC op-amp active filters
   a.	Low-pass
   b.	High-pass
   c.	All-pass
   d.	Notch
   e.	Bandpass filter

8.	IC op amp oscillators
   a.	Wien Bridge
   b.	Phase shift oscillator
   c.	555 timer
   d.	Schmidt trigger

9.	Diodes
   a.	Terminal characteristics
   b.	Applications for passive and active circuits
   c.	Measurement of SPICE parameters
   d.	SPICE analysis of circuits with diodes

10.	Common-emitter amplifier
   a.	Biasing
   b.	Small-signal behavior
   c.	Large-signal behavior
   d.	SPICE analysis of CE

11.	Common-source MOSFET amplifier
   a.	Biasing
   b.	Small-signal behavior
   c.	Large-signal behavior
   d.	SPICE analysis of CS
   e.	CMOS INVERTER

12.	Discrete BJT differential amplifier
   a.	Biasing
   b.	Differential gain
   c.	Common-mode gain