EE 40. Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits


Catalog Description: (4 units) Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Fundamental circuit concepts and analysis techniques. Kirchoff's laws, nodal analysis; independent and dependent sources. Thévenin, Norton equivalent circuits. Transient and AC analysis; speed and power. Phasors, Bode plots and transfer function. Filters and Op-Amps. Graphical methods for nonlinear circuits. Gauss's Law and bandgap. Diode and FET characteristics. Diode and MOSFET circuits. Introduction to basic integrated-circuit technology and layout. Digital signals, logic gates, switching. An electronics laboratory is part of the course. Using and understanding electronics laboratory equipment such as: oscilloscope, power supplies, function generator, multimeter, curve-tracer, and RLC meter. Includes a term project of constructing a circuit with appropriate electromechanical device.

Prerequisites: Math 1B and Physics 7B.

Course objectives: This course is intended to teach basic circuit theory and principles of electronic engineering as preparation for subsequent EE courses.

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