ECE 206
Electric and Electronic Circuits Laboratory

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
F1 LAB 0800 - 0950 M   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F10 LAB 1700 - 1850 W   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F11 LAB 1700 - 1850 R   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F12 LAB 1500 - 1650 F   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F2 LAB 1000 - 1150 M   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F3 LAB 0800 - 0950 F   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F4 LAB 1500 - 1650 W   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F5 LAB 0800 - 0950 W   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F6 LAB 1000 - 1150 W   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F7 LAB 1000 - 1150 F   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F8 LAB 1700 - 1850 M   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 
F9 LAB 1500 - 1650 M   4074 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg 

Official Description Laboratory instruments and basic measurement techniques; electric circuits; CMOS logic circuits; DTL and TTL circuits; op-amps. Course Information: Credit is not given to Computer or Electrical Engineering majors. Prerequisite: PHYS 212; concurrent registration in ECE 205.
Subject Area Core Curriculum
Course Prerequisites Credit in PHYS 212
Concurrent registration in ECE 205
Course Directors Zuofu Cheng
Detailed Description and Outline

This course is designed to supplement the material of ECE 205 and provide a hands-on experience in assembling and testing electric and electronic circuits.

Topics:

  • Laboratory Introduction
  • Network Solving and Equivalent Circuits
  • Transient Response
  • Rectifier, Regulator, and Power Supply Circuits
  • MOSFET Inverter Circuits
  • CMOS Logic Circuits
  • CMOS Transient Analysis
  • BJT Circuits
  • Transistor-Transistor Logic
  • Operational Amplifiers
  • Nonlinear Op Amp Circuits
  • Frequency Response

ECE students may not receive credit for this course.

Topical Prerequisities
  • Physics in electricity and magnetism
  • Familiarity with circuit lab work and instrumentation
ABET Category

Engineering Science: 100%

Course Goals

ECE206 is the lab course associated with ECE 205; ECE 205 is an introductory course in circuit analysis for non-majors in engineering. The goals are to impart the fundamental principles of electric circuits, semiconductor devices, and electronic circuits that constitute the foundation for preparing a non-major to take follow-on courses involving electric and electronic circuits.

Instructional Objectives

1. Laboratory Introduction (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to assemble a circuit on a breadboard with resistors, diodes, and power supplies; measure voltages, currents, resistances, and capacitances using multimeters; and verify Ohm’s law, KCL, KVL, and series and parallel resistances. (a, b)

2. Networks Solving and Equivalent Circuits (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to calculate, using Thevenin’s theorem, and measure the currents and voltages in a resistive network; demonstrate the equivalence between the resistive network and its Thevenin circuit; and examine the differences between theoretical and experimental values. (a, b)

3. Transient Response (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to make time and voltage measurements using an oscilloscope and a function generator and to conduct general analysis and time-constant measurements of RC circuits. (a, b, m)

4. Rectifier, Regulator, and Power Supply Circuits (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to build a power supply containing a step-down transformer, half-wave rectifier, filter, and voltage regulator, and to conduct general analysis of the power supply circuit using an oscilloscope and a function generator. (a, b, m)

5. MOSFET Inverter Circuits (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to construct MOS inverter circuits and to measure, plot, analyze, and interpret the output characteristics. (a, b, m)

6. CMOS Logic Circuits (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to construct CMOS logic circuits; examine CMOS, NAND, and NOR gates by measuring and analyzing the output characteristics; and determine and interpret the truth table for complex CMOS logic circuits. (a, b)

7. CMOS Transient Analysis (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to conduct the transient analysis of CMOS inverter circuits by measuring the rise time, fall time, propagation delay, and maximum operating frequency with an oscilloscope and a function generator. (a, b, m)

8. BJT Circuits (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to construct common emitter and emitter follower circuits and to measure, plot, analyze, and interpret the terminal currents and output characteristics. (a, b, m)

9. TTL Analysis (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to construct a basic TTL inverter circuit and a commercial TTL inverter circuit; examine the logic function of TTL gates; and measure, plot, and analyze the output characteristics. (a, b, m)

10. Operational Amplifiers (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to build inverting, noninverting, and summing op-amp amplifiers and to conduct general analysis and measurements using an oscilloscope and a function generator. (a, b, m)

11. Non-Linear Op-Amp Circuits (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to construct voltage comparator and precision rectifier circuits using op amps and to perform general measurements of the circuits using an oscilloscope and a function generator. (a, b, m)

12. Frequency Response (2 hours)

At the end of this lab, students will be able to measure and analyze the frequency response of an RC circuit and an RLC circuit using an oscilloscope and a function generator and to build passive filters. (a, b, m)

Last updated: 8/14/2014