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Course number and title: EE115A Analog Electronic Circuits I
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: A. Abidi (abidi@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: Required.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 3 hrs/week. Meets two to three times weekly.
Dicussion: 1 hr/discussion section. Multiple discussion sections offered per quarter.
Outside Study: 9 hrs/week
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by each teaching assistant.
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: 7 to 8 assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
Design: 1 design assignment
 
Grading Policy: Typically 10% design, 15% homework, 30% midterm, 45% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE110.
Catalog Description: Review of physics and operation of diodes and bipolar and MOS transistors. Equivalent circuits and models of semiconductor devices. Analysis and design of single-stage amplifiers. DC biasing circuits. Small-signal analysis. Operational amplifier systems.  
Textbook and any related course material:
A.S. Sedra and K.C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2001.
 
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Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
Operational amplifiers. 4.5 hrs.
Diodes� physics, models, regulators and bridges. 4.5 hrs.
Bipolar-junction transistors � physics, large signal (DC) behavior, small-signal (AC) models. 4.5 hrs.
Field-effect transistors � physics, large signal (DC) behavior, small-signal (AC) models. 4.5 hrs.
DC biasing. 3 hrs.
BJT single-stage amplifiers � CB, CE, CC amplifiers. 6 hrs.
FET single-stage amplifiers � CG, CD, CS amplifiers. 3 hrs.
Examples of simulations. outside study
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Strong
Physics: Strong
Chemistry: Not Applicable
Technical writing: Some
Computer Programming: Not Applicable
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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Samples of homework solutions from 2 students: X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(a) Strong  
(b) Some  
(c) Average  
(i) Average  
(k) Some  
(m) Average  
(n) Average  
Strong: (a)
Average: (c) (i) (m) (n)
Some: (b) (k)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Design inverting or non-inverting amplifier structures with operational amplifiers. a c
2. Include the input impedance, output impedance and finite gain in the analysis of an operational amplifier circuit. a n
3. Draw the I-V characteristics of a PN junction diode. a
4. Indicate the breakdown, reverse biased, and forward biased regions of operation of a diode. a
5. Determine the different regions of operation for a bipolar junction transistor. a
6. Draw the small-signal model for an npn and pnp transistor. a
7. Determine the small-signal parameters (i.e., rp, gm and ro) of a small-signal model. a m
8. Design the DC biasing for a common-emitter amplifier. a c m
9. Analyze the small-signal properties (input and output impedance, and gain) of a common-base amplifier. a b n
10. Determine the different regions of operation for a field-effect transistor (MOSFET). a m
11. Design a current mirror using MOS transistors. a c
12. Analyze the DC voltages of a basic common-source amplifier. a c m
13. Draw and analyze the small-signal model of a common-drain amplifier. b c n
14. Explain the purpose of a simulator such as SPICE. a k
15. Explain an example of how amplifiers and transistors are used in an application. a
16. Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. a i
17. Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and during discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material. i

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(a)   Design inverting or non-inverting amplifier structures with operational amplifiers.  
  Include the input impedance, output impedance and finite gain in the analysis of an operational amplifier circuit.  
  Draw the I-V characteristics of a PN junction diode.  
  Indicate the breakdown, reverse biased, and forward biased regions of operation of a diode.  
  Determine the different regions of operation for a bipolar junction transistor.  
  Draw the small-signal model for an npn and pnp transistor.  
  Determine the small-signal parameters (i.e., rp, gm and ro) of a small-signal model.  
  Design the DC biasing for a common-emitter amplifier.  
  Analyze the small-signal properties (input and output impedance, and gain) of a common-base amplifier.  
  Determine the different regions of operation for a field-effect transistor (MOSFET).  
  Design a current mirror using MOS transistors.  
  Analyze the DC voltages of a basic common-source amplifier.  
  Explain the purpose of a simulator such as SPICE.  
  Explain an example of how amplifiers and transistors are used in an application.  
  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
(b)   Analyze the small-signal properties (input and output impedance, and gain) of a common-base amplifier.  
  Draw and analyze the small-signal model of a common-drain amplifier.  
(c)   Design inverting or non-inverting amplifier structures with operational amplifiers.  
  Design the DC biasing for a common-emitter amplifier.  
  Design a current mirror using MOS transistors.  
  Analyze the DC voltages of a basic common-source amplifier.  
  Draw and analyze the small-signal model of a common-drain amplifier.  
(i)   Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
  Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and during discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  
(k)   Explain the purpose of a simulator such as SPICE.  
(m)   Determine the small-signal parameters (i.e., rp, gm and ro) of a small-signal model.  
  Design the DC biasing for a common-emitter amplifier.  
  Determine the different regions of operation for a field-effect transistor (MOSFET).  
  Analyze the DC voltages of a basic common-source amplifier.  
(n)   Include the input impedance, output impedance and finite gain in the analysis of an operational amplifier circuit.  
  Analyze the small-signal properties (input and output impedance, and gain) of a common-base amplifier.  
  Draw and analyze the small-signal model of a common-drain amplifier.  

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