ECE Course Syllabus
ECE4450 Course Syllabus
Analog Circuits for Music Synthesis (2-3-3)
- ECE3043[min grade C] or ECE3741[min grade C] and ECE3084[min grade C]
- Catalog Description
- Circuits from classic analog synthesizers: voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers; nonlinear waveshapers. Operational transconductance amplifiers. Exploitation of dynamic resistance of semiconductors. Hands-on projects.
- No Textbook Specified.
- Topical Outline
Historical perspective Demonstration of a modular synthesizer Circuit theory review (emphasis on operational amplifiers) Operational transconductance amplifiers (OTAs) Voltage-controlled amplifiers Linear current sources Voltage-controlled oscillators Sawtooth cores (comparators with resettable integrators) Temperature-compensated exponential current sources Triangle cores (comparators and integrators with current switches) Basic waveshaping circuits
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