ECE Course Syllabus

ECE4450 Course Syllabus

ECE4450

Analog Circuits for Music Synthesis (2-3-3)


Prerequisites
ECE3043[min grade C] or ECE3741[min grade C] and ECE3084[min grade C]

Corequisites
None

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.

Textbook(s)
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