ABET Course Objectives and Outcomes Form 
Course number and title:  EE115A Analog Electronic Circuits I  
Credits:  4  
Instructor(s)incharge:  A. Abidi  (abidi@ee.ucla.edu)  
Course type:  Lecture  
Required or Elective:  Required.  
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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 singlestage amplifiers. DC biasing circuits. Smallsignal analysis. Operational amplifier systems.  
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Will this course involve computer assignments? NO  Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES 
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:: 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 noninverting 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 IV 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 smallsignal model for an npn and pnp transistor.  a  
7.  Determine the smallsignal parameters (i.e., rp, gm and ro) of a smallsignal model.  a m  
8.  Design the DC biasing for a commonemitter amplifier.  a c m  
9.  Analyze the smallsignal properties (input and output impedance, and gain) of a commonbase amplifier.  a b n  
10.  Determine the different regions of operation for a fieldeffect transistor (MOSFET).  a m  
11.  Design a current mirror using MOS transistors.  a c  
12.  Analyze the DC voltages of a basic commonsource amplifier.  a c m  
13.  Draw and analyze the smallsignal model of a commondrain 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 noninverting amplifier structures with operational amplifiers.  
¤  Include the input impedance, output impedance and finite gain in the analysis of an operational amplifier circuit.  
¤  Draw the IV 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 smallsignal model for an npn and pnp transistor.  
¤  Determine the smallsignal parameters (i.e., rp, gm and ro) of a smallsignal model.  
¤  Design the DC biasing for a commonemitter amplifier.  
¤  Analyze the smallsignal properties (input and output impedance, and gain) of a commonbase amplifier.  
¤  Determine the different regions of operation for a fieldeffect transistor (MOSFET).  
¤  Design a current mirror using MOS transistors.  
¤  Analyze the DC voltages of a basic commonsource 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 smallsignal properties (input and output impedance, and gain) of a commonbase amplifier.  
¤  Draw and analyze the smallsignal model of a commondrain amplifier.  
(c)  ¤  Design inverting or noninverting amplifier structures with operational amplifiers.  
¤  Design the DC biasing for a commonemitter amplifier.  
¤  Design a current mirror using MOS transistors.  
¤  Analyze the DC voltages of a basic commonsource amplifier.  
¤  Draw and analyze the smallsignal model of a commondrain 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 smallsignal parameters (i.e., rp, gm and ro) of a smallsignal model.  
¤  Design the DC biasing for a commonemitter amplifier.  
¤  Determine the different regions of operation for a fieldeffect transistor (MOSFET).  
¤  Analyze the DC voltages of a basic commonsource amplifier.  
(n)  ¤  Include the input impedance, output impedance and finite gain in the analysis of an operational amplifier circuit.  
¤  Analyze the smallsignal properties (input and output impedance, and gain) of a commonbase amplifier.  
¤  Draw and analyze the smallsignal model of a commondrain amplifier.  
:: Last modified: February 2013 by J. Lin :: 