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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE3043 Course Syllabus


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

CMPE Degree
This course is Elective for a CMPE degree.

EE Degree
This course is Elective for an EE degree.

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ECE 3040* [min C] and ECE 2031/20X2 [min C] * Prerequisites indicated with an asterisk may be taken concurrently with ECE3043


Catalog Description
Basic electronic test instrumentation. Elementary passive and active circuits using both discrete (diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETs) and integrated devices (operational amplifiers).

Leach, Brewer, & Robinson, Experiments in Electrical and Analog Electronic Circuits, Kendall Hunt, 2012. ISBN 0757596517, ISBN 9780757596513 (required)

Student Outcomes
In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.
  1. ( LN ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. ( LN ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. ( LN ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. ( LN ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. ( LN ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. ( LN ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. ( LN ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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

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