Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Electronic Circuits II

Course Outline

Spring 2010

This page last modified on June 2, 2010

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Course Time and Location:
1204 Haring
T, Th 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Stephen Lewis
Office: 2035 Kemper Hall, Phone: 752-0458
Office Hours: Wed 1:30-2:30pm and Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
Please contact me in person (in office hours or after class) instead of by email.

Office Hours for Fri. June 4 and Mon. June 7:
NameOfficeOffice Hours
Stephen Lewis2035 Kemper Fri. June 4: 4:30-5:30pm and Mon. June 7 12:30-2:30pm
Timothy Monk2161 Kemper Mon. June 7: 3:10-4pm*
Omar Hafiz2161 Kemper Mon. June 7: 4:10-5pm**
*After 3:30pm, Tim will be available up to 4pm but only as long as students are asking questions.
**After 4:30pm, Omar will be available up to 5pm but only as long as students are asking questions.

Teaching Assistants:
Omar Hafiz, email: oahafiz at (replace " at " with "@")
Timothy Monk, email: tamonk at (replace " at " with "@")

Required Text:
Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H. Lewis, and R. G. Meyer, Fifth Edition, Wiley, 2009.


Objectives: This course is intended to develop the understanding of analog bipolar integrated-circuit design. Students who have successfully completed this course should:

  1. be able to explain the hybrid-pi model of the bipolar junction transistor,
  2. be able to analyze and design amplifier, current-mirror, and output-stage circuits,
  3. be able to analyze the operation of an operational amplifier at the transistor level,
  4. be able to use the Miller effect to find the bandwidth of a circuit
  5. be able to use open- and short-circuit time constants to obtain an estimate of the frequency response of a circuit
  6. be able to use the return ratio to analyze circuits with negative feedback
  7. be able to determine the gain and phase margins of a negative-feedback amplifier
  8. be able to design a simple compensation scheme to stabilize a negative-feedback amplifier
  9. know how to use SPICE to find the characteristics of amplifiers, current mirrors, and output stages, and
  10. be able to use laboratory equipment including signal generators and oscilloscopes.
Reading Assignments: (in text book)

Models for Bipolar Transistors Sec. 1.1-1.4 and A1.1(a)
Integrated Circuit Technology Sec. 2.1-2.7 and 2.12
Basic Amplifiers Sec. 3.1-3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.3.5, 3.3.6, 3.3.8, and 3.4- (bipolar only)
Differential Pairs Sec. 3.5- (bipolar only)
Current Sources and Active Loads Sec. 4.1-, and
Reference Circuits Sec. and
Output Stages Sec. 5.1-5.2, 5.4-5.4.6
Op Amp Applications and Errors Sec. 6.1.1-6.1.6, and 6.2
Frequency Response Sec. 7.1, 7.2.1-7.2.4, 7.3.1-7.3.4 (bipolar only), 7.3.6, and 7.5
Return Ratio Sec. 8.8 (bipolar only)
Stability and Compensation Sec. 9.1-9.3, and 9.4.1-9.4.2
The NE5234 Op Amp 6.8, 7.4, and 9.4.5

Laboratory Schedule: (2157 Kemper, Experiments will be posted on line)
Sec. A01
W 6-9pm
Sec. A02
Fr 12-3pm
Exp. Topic
3/314/2#1Electronic Test Equipment and Measurements
4/74/9#2Bipolar Transistors
4/144/16#3The Amplifier
4/214/23#4Differential Amplifiers
4/284/30#5Transistor Current Sources
5/55/7#7Voltage Regulator Design, Simulation, and Testing
5/125/14#6The Operational Amplifier
5/195/21#8Compensation in Feedback Amplifiers
5/265/28#8Compensation in Feedback Amplifiers
6/26/4#8Compensation in Feedback Amplifiers
Note that the order in which the experiments will be conducted differs from the sequence in the lab manual. The purpose of this change is to align the experiments with the textbook and the lectures. The scores for the experiments will be weighted in proportion to the time allocated in lab. Your TA will also evaluate your experimental technique in the lab, and this evaluation will be weighted as equal to two weeks in lab.

Grading: The quizzes will be held on April 15, May 6, and May 27. The midterm exam will be held on May 13. The final exam will be held on Tuesday June 8 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Type Weight
Quizzes 15%
Midterm Exam15%
Final Exam45%