ECE 343 - Electronic Circuits Laboratory

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Electronic Circuits LaboratoryECE343N58230LAB1100 - 1350 T  4074 ECE Building Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan
Electronic Circuits LaboratoryECE343O58231LAB1400 - 1650 T  4074 ECE Building Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan
Electronic Circuits LaboratoryECE343Q58233LAB1700 - 1950 T  4074 ECE Building Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan
Electronic Circuits LaboratoryECE343R61458LAB1100 - 1350 R  4074 ECE Building Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan
Electronic Circuits LaboratoryECE343S61459LAB1400 - 1650 R  4074 ECE Building Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan

Official Description

Companion laboratory for ECE 342. Course Information: Credit is not given for both ECE 343 and PHYS 404. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 342.

Prerequisites

Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 342

Subject Area

Integrated Circuits and Systems

Description

This laboratory is designed to supplement the material of ECE 342 and provide a first experience in design, simulation, analysis, and test of electronic circuits using PSpice and lab instruments.

Goals

This course is designed to supplement the material of ECE 342 and provide a first experience in design, simulation, analysis, and test of electronic circuits using PSpice and lab instruments.

Topics

  • Electric circuit analysis
  • Diodes, rectifier and regulator
  • MOS transistors
  • MOS logic circuits
  • MOS amplifier circuits
  • Current source
  • Differential amplifier
  • Active load
  • Output stage
  • Operational amplifiers

Detailed Description and Outline

This course is designed to supplement the material of ECE 342 and provide a first experience in design, simulation, analysis, and test of electronic circuits using PSpice and lab instruments.

Topics:

  • Electric circuit analysis
  • Diodes, rectifier and regulator
  • MOS transistors
  • MOS logic circuits
  • MOS amplifier circuits
  • BJT transistors
  • BJT Amplifier Circuits

Computer Usage

  • Computer simulation using OrCAD Capture/PSpice
  • Data analysis using Keysight Bench Vue, Excel, and Matlab

Topical Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with circuit lab work and instrumentation
  • Familiarity with a personal computer

Texts

No text.

ABET Category

Engineering Science: 25%
Engineering Design: 75%

Course Goals

ECE 343 is an adjunct to ECE 342 - Electronic Circuits - and is required for ECE majors. The goals are to supplement the material of ECE 342, to assist students in obtaining a better understanding of the operation of microelectronic circuits, and to provide a first experience in design, analysis, and test of microelectronic circuits using PSpice and lab instruments.

Lab#1 Network Analysis (6 hours)

At the end of this project, the students will be able to do the following:

1. Create a circuit using OrCAD Capture, edit the parameters of the circuit elements, set up the type of analysis, run the simulation, and demonstrate the results using Probe. (d, k)

2.. Analyze resistive and reactive networks, and obtain their Thevenin Equivalent. (a, d)

3. Simulate original and Thevenin Equivalent circuits using PSpice and check the validity of the theoretical analysis. (d, k)

4. Build circuits on breadboard and verify analysis by measuring voltages and currents using DMMs, an oscilloscope, a function generator, and a power supply, and analyze and present the scope display. (b, d, e)

Lab#2 Power Supply Circuit (9 hours)

At the end of this project, the students will be able to do the following:

1. Design a dc power supply containing a transformer, rectifier, filter, and regulator, that meets the output specifications and cost requirement. (a, b, c, d)

2. Verify the design on PSpice by simulating the complete power supply circuit and analyzing the performance specifications. (c, d, k)

3. Build the power supply circuit from actual parts, bench-test it, and demonstrate the output performance and power dissipation. (b, d)

4. Analyze and present the scope display and compare with the theoretical PSpice values. (b, c, d, k)

Lab#3 MOS Transistors and MOS applications (12 hours)

At the end of this Lab, the students will be able to do the following:

1. Obtain and investigate MOS I-V characteristics and obtain key MOS parameters from the IV characteristics. (a, b, d, k)

2. Analyze and Build CMOS logic circuits verify the logic function, and measure the propagation delay, noise margin, and power dissipation using an oscilloscope, function generator, and power supply. (b, d)

3. Design and build MOS amplifiers. Bench test the amplifier. Analyze and present the scope display and compare DC bias point, gain, input/output resistances with the theoretical values. (a, b, d, k)

4. Analyze and verify the operation MOS as a variable resistor. (a, c, d)

5. Design and build a voltage controlled potentiometer. (a, c, d)

Lab #4 BJT and BJT Amplifiers (6 hours)

At the end of this lab, the students will be able to do the following:

1. Obtain and investigate BJTI-V characteristics and obtain key BJTparameters from the IV characteristics. (a, b, d, k)

2. Design and build BJT amplifiers. Bench test the amplifier. Analyze and present the scope display and compare DC bias point, gain, input/output resistances with the theoretical values. (a, b, d, k)

Lab #5 Design of MOS based cascaded amplifiers (9 hours)

At the end of this lab, the students will be able to do the following:

1. Design MOS based cascaded amplifiers to drive a low impedance load based on given gain, swing limits, and bandwidth specifications. (a, b, e, k)

2. Intuitively analyze the impact of input and output reistanced on amplifier performance. (a, b, e, k)

3. Simulate the designed amplifier using PSPICE. Measure the DC gain. Obtain the Frequency response plot and bandiwidth of the amplifier. (a, b, e, k).

4. Tune the (W/L) ratios to adjust gain and bandwidth of the amplifier. (a, c, e, k).

5. Analyze, interpret, and compare simulation results with theoretical values. (a, c, e, k)

Each project requires a written report fulfilling ABET outcomes (f) and (g).

Last updated

3/10/2016by Chandrasekhar Radhakrishnan