- Required Text
- Sedra, Adel S., and Smith, Kenneth C. Microelectronic Circuits. 8th ed., Oxford Univ. Press, 2019. The book is immediately available on the D2L course site and costs $30 for 180 days' rent. You can OPT-OUT if you want but you need to decide within 2 weeks from the start of the course, otherwise, you will be automatically charged $30 from the UofA Bursars office. You will receive a notice about the deadline to OPT-OUT.
- If you decide to OPT-OUT and want to rent the book for a longer time period, you can go to the following link: https://redshelf.com/book/1504399/microelectronic-circuits-1504399-9780190853532-adel-s-sedra-kenneth-c-kc-smith-tony-chan-carusone-vincent-gaudet.
- You can also use the 7th edition of the book. All of the problem assignments will include the problem statement so there will be no mix-up in terms of problem numbers. There are certain advantages to the 8th edition - it includes videos of solved problems for each chapter.
- Additional Text for Reference
- Horowitz, Paul, and Hill, Winfield. The Art of Electronics. 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
- Required Materials and Software
- Parts kit: For Labs and your class project you will be using a parts kit called UA351C Kit – Spring 2022. It can be ordered from Nightfire Electronics (including shipping in the USA) for $54. The kit has all the components, wires, breadboard and speaker that you will need to complete the 5 labs and the class project: https://vakits.com/ua351c-kit-spring-2022.
Specific Course Information:
2021-2022 Catalog Data: ECE 351C is a 4 unit course covering Operational amplifiers, diode circuits, circuit characteristics of bipolar and MOS transistors, MOS and bipolar digital circuits, and simulation software. The purpose of ECE 351C is to get experience with the fundamental nonlinear devices for circuit design: diodes and transistors. We'll learn how to analyze simple linear amplifier circuits with these devices, how to use small-signal models, and spend a relatively small amount of time on how to build digital logic gates. More complex linear amplifier circuits are left for ECE 304.
Specific Goals for the Course:
Outcomes of Instruction: By the end of this course the student will be able to:
- Design and analyze simple circuits involving diodes and transistors both analytically (by hand) to meet given specifications, and to verify and evaluate such designs using a computer simulation program, such as PSPICE.
- Design and analyze Operational amplifier circuits such as active filters. Required Materials and Software. Parts kit: For Labs and your class project you will be using a parts kit called UA351C Kit – Spring 2022. It can be ordered from Nightfire Electronics (including shipping in the USA) for $54. The kit has all the components, wires, breadboard, and speaker that you will need to complete the 5 labs and the class project: https://vakits.com/ua351c-kit-spring-2022.
- Design and analyze simple circuits involving diodes, such as rectifiers.
- Design and analyze simple linear amplifier circuits using bipolar junction transistors.
- Design and analyze simple linear amplifier circuits using MOS transistors.
- Design and analyze a multistage audio amplifier circuit.
A brief list of topics to be covered:
- Signals and Amplifiers
- Operational Amplifiers
- Bipolar Junction Transistors
- MOSFET Amplifiers
Relationship to Student Outcomes
ECE 351C contributes directly to the following specific electrical and computer engineering student outcomes of the ECE department:
3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4. 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.
6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.