
Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes 



(a) 
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Understand the rationale for a differential amplifier, and design one to specifications. 



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Sketch the Bode plots for a reasonable transfer function representative of a practical circuit. 



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Identify the main capacitances that limit the upper and lower cutoff frequencies of a singlestage amplifier. 



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List the benefits of negative feedback for amplifier circuits. 



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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. 



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Determine, using simulation or by analysis, the phase margin for a given feedback amplifier circuit. 



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Design an RC oscillator for a given frequency and for a desired output waveform. 



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Design an LC or crystal oscillator at a given frequency. 



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Design a digital clock generator. 



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Several homework assignments delving on core concepts and reinforcing analytical skills learned in class. 

  

(b) 
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Many assignments involving the use of the SPICE simulator to verify hand analysis of circuits. 

  

(c) 
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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 singlestage 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 singlestage 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. 



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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. 

  