The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of the analysis and design of basic analog circuits. Topics to be covered include transistor large- and small-signal device models, DC bias calculations, small-signal gain and frequency response characteristics of transistor-based amplifiers, large-signal amplifier characteristics and nonidealities, operational amplifier design, basic amplifier feedback theory, frequency stability and compensation.. In the hardware laboratory the student will gain experience designing, building, and characterizing analog circuits. The students will also learn how to use the SPICE circuit simulation program to compare actual and simulated performance. The analysis and design of analog circuits incorporating both Bipolar and CMOS technologies will be considered.
This course is currently being offered.