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Course number and title: EE115B Analog Electronic Circuits II
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: B. Razavi (razavi@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A pathway course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 3 hrs/week. Meets twice weekly.
Dicussion: 1 hr/discussion section. Multiple discussion sections offered per quarter.
Outside Study: 9 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 3 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by each teaching assistant.
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: 7 assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
 
Grading Policy: Typically 25% homework, 30% midterm exam, 45% final exam.
Course Prerequisites: EE 115A.
Catalog Description: Analysis and design of differential amplifiers in bipolar and CMOS technologies. Current mirrors and active loads. Frequency response of amplifiers. Feedback and its properties. Stability issues and frequency compensation.  
Textbook and any related course material:
A. S. Sedra and K. C. Smith, Microelectronics Circuits, 5th edition, Oxford University Press, 2003.
 
Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
Differential amplifiers. 8 hrs.
Current sources, current mirrors, and active loads. 3 hrs.
Poles and zeros. Bandwidth and cutoff frequencies of common amplifier circuits. 8 hrs.
Negative feedback and its benefits to circuits. Types of negative feedback connections. Stability. 8 hrs.
Oscillators: RC, LC, and multivibrators. 3 hrs.
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: Average
Chemistry: Not Applicable
Technical writing: Not Applicable
Computer Programming: Not Applicable
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X
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? YES Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(a) Strong  
(b) Average  
(c) Strong  
(e) Average  
(i) Average  
Strong: (a) (c)
Average: (b) (e) (i)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Understand the rationale for a differential amplifier, and design one to specifications. a c e
2. Sketch the Bode plots for a reasonable transfer function representative of a practical circuit. a c e
3. Identify the main capacitances that limit the upper and lower cutoff frequencies of a single-stage amplifier. a c e
4. List the benefits of negative feedback for amplifier circuits. a c e
5. Identify, by inspection, the type of feedback at work in a given amplifier circuit, and estimate the feedback factor, loop gain, and the allied properties. a c e
6. Determine, using simulation or by analysis, the phase margin for a given feedback amplifier circuit. a c e
7. Design an RC oscillator for a given frequency and for a desired output waveform. a c e
8. Design an LC or crystal oscillator at a given frequency. a c e
9. Design a digital clock generator. a c e
10. Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. a i
11. Many assignments involving the use of the SPICE simulator to verify hand analysis of circuits. b c
12. Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and 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)   Understand the rationale for a differential amplifier, and design one to specifications.  
  Sketch the Bode plots for a reasonable transfer function representative of a practical circuit.  
  Identify the main capacitances that limit the upper and lower cutoff frequencies of a single-stage amplifier.  
  List the benefits of negative feedback for amplifier circuits.  
  Identify, by inspection, the type of feedback at work in a given amplifier circuit, and estimate the feedback factor, loop gain, and the allied properties.  
  Determine, using simulation or by analysis, the phase margin for a given feedback amplifier circuit.  
  Design an RC oscillator for a given frequency and for a desired output waveform.  
  Design an LC or crystal oscillator at a given frequency.  
  Design a digital clock generator.  
  Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class.  
(b)   Many assignments involving the use of the SPICE simulator to verify hand analysis of circuits.  
(c)   Understand the rationale for a differential amplifier, and design one to specifications.  
  Sketch the Bode plots for a reasonable transfer function representative of a practical circuit.  
  Identify the main capacitances that limit the upper and lower cutoff frequencies of a single-stage amplifier.  
  List the benefits of negative feedback for amplifier circuits.  
  Identify, by inspection, the type of feedback at work in a given amplifier circuit, and estimate the feedback factor, loop gain, and the allied properties.  
  Determine, using simulation or by analysis, the phase margin for a given feedback amplifier circuit.  
  Design an RC oscillator for a given frequency and for a desired output waveform.  
  Design an LC or crystal oscillator at a given frequency.  
  Design a digital clock generator.  
  Many assignments involving the use of the SPICE simulator to verify hand analysis of circuits.  
(e)   Understand the rationale for a differential amplifier, and design one to specifications.  
  Sketch the Bode plots for a reasonable transfer function representative of a practical circuit.  
  Identify the main capacitances that limit the upper and lower cutoff frequencies of a single-stage amplifier.  
  List the benefits of negative feedback for amplifier circuits.  
  Identify, by inspection, the type of feedback at work in a given amplifier circuit, and estimate the feedback factor, loop gain, and the allied properties.  
  Determine, using simulation or by analysis, the phase margin for a given feedback amplifier circuit.  
  Design an RC oscillator for a given frequency and for a desired output waveform.  
  Design an LC or crystal oscillator at a given frequency.  
  Design a digital clock generator.  
(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 discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  

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