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ECE331F - Analog Electronics - Fall 2019


This course is focussed on analog electronics with an emphasis on transistor level design of integrated circuits. Topics to be covered include transistor amplifiers (differential and multistage amplifiers), integrated circuit biasing techniques, output stage design and IC amplifier building blocks, frequency response of amplifiers, stability and compensation techniques for amplifiers using negative feedback.

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Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to teach design and analysis techniques for electronic circuits with multiple transistors.


- Aug 1, 2019 This web page goes live!

- Quertus will be used for Grades, Discussion Board and Announcements.

- This Web page will be used for Lecture info, Lab info, Problem Set info and Term Test info.

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David A. Johns    Email:     Office: BA5144 (inside of BA5145)

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"Microelectronic Circuits" (seventh edition) by A.S. Sedra and K.C. Smith, Oxford University Press, 2015

We will be covering chapters 8-12.

- For the chapter on Feedback, we will be covering the material "Feedback circuit analysis using return ratio" in

"Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits" (fifth edition) by P. Gray, P. Hurst, S. Lewis and R. Meyer, Wiley & Sons, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-470-24599-6

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Tue 4-5pm   HA410  
Wed   4-5pm   HA410 
Fri   4-5pm   HA410  

First Day of Classes is Sept 5, 2019

Last Day of Classes is Dec 4, 2019

Lec # Topic Textbook Section Lecture Notes Date
Introduction 01_intro.pdf Sep 6
Circuit Review 02_circuit_review.pdf
Transistor Review 03_trans_review.pdf
Transistor Review (trans review notes)

Gain Cell 8.3 04_gain_cell.pdf

Sept 17

Cascode Amp 8.5 (mosfet) 05_cascode_amp.pdf

Multi-Stage Amps notes 06_multi_stage_amps.pdf Sept 24
Current Mirrors 8.2, 8.6 (mosfet), 13.2.7 07_current_mirrors.pdf
Diff Amps 9.1, 9.3.1, 9.4.1, 9.5, 9.6.1 08_diff_amps.pdf
Diff Amps (diff amps notes) Oct 4
Freq Response Review 09_freq_review.pdf Oct 8
Review Lecture Oct 9
Term Test 1 Oct 11
Freq Response Review (freq review notes)
Single-Time Constant Circuits 10_single_time_constant.pdf
Low Freq Response 10.1 11_low_freq.pdf
Mos Capacitor Model 10.2 12_mos_cap_model.pdf Oct 18
Miller's Theorem 10.3.3 13_miller_theorem.pdf
High-Frequency Poles 10.4, 10.5.2, 10.6.1 14_high_freq.pdf Oct 22
High-Frequency Poles (high freq notes)
Intro to Feedback 11.1, 11.2 15_intro_feedback.pdf
Four Types of Feedback 16_four_type_feedback.pdf
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) 17_loop_gain_analysis.pdf
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes)
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes)
Loop-gain analysis (Gray/Hurst textbook) (LG analysis notes)
Stability of Feedback Circuits 11.7 - 11.10 18_stability.pdf
Review Lecture
Term Test 2
Stability of Feedback Circuits (stability notes)
Freq Compensation (stability notes)
Loop Gain Simulation 19_LG_simulation.pdf

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TUT01   Mon   12-1pm   HA410   Starts Sept 16

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The laboratory information is available here.

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Your final grade will be determined by:

Final Exam     50%    
Term Test 1     17.5%     4:10pm - 5pm     Fri Oct 11     HA410
Term Test 2     17.5%     4:10pm - 5pm     Fri Nov 8     HA410
Laboratory     15%    

No aid sheet is allowed for tests. Non-programmable calculator type is allowed.

The equation sheet for tests is here: equation_sheet.pdf

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David Johns

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Problem Sets

Problem Set 1 - Solutions 1

Problem Set 2 - Solutions 2

Problem Set 2a - Solutions 2a

Problem Set 3 - Solutions 3

Problem Set 4 - Solutions 4

Problem Set 5 - Solutions 5

Problem Set 6 - Solutions 6

Problem Set 7 - Solutions 7

Problem Set 8 - Solutions 8

Problem Set 9 - Solutions 9

Problem Set 10 - Solutions 10

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