ECE 206
Electric and Electronic Circuits Laboratory
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Official Description  Laboratory instruments and basic measurement techniques; electric circuits; CMOS logic circuits; DTL and TTL circuits; opamps. 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 handson experience in assembling and testing electric and electronic circuits. Topics:
ECE students may not receive credit for this course. 
Topical Prerequisities 

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 nonmajors 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 nonmajor to take followon 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 timeconstant 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 stepdown transformer, halfwave 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 opamp amplifiers and to conduct general analysis and measurements using an oscilloscope and a function generator. (a, b, m) 11. NonLinear OpAmp 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) 