Detailed Description and Outline

This course is designed to give nonmajors in engineering an introduction to electric circuits, semiconductor devices, and microelectronic circuits.
Topics:

Introduction: Charge, current, voltage, power, circuit elements, Ohm's law

Kirchhoff's current and voltage laws, voltage and current divisions

Nodevoltage, meshcurrent methods, superposition, and equivalence theorems

RC and RL circuits, firstorder network, step response

Sinusoidal excitation and phasors

AC steadystate analysis and AC steadystate power

Frequency response, passive filters

Semiconductor physics

Diodes, diode circuit analysis

MOS cicuit analysis

MOS logic circuits, including nMOS and CMOS

BJT circuit analysis

BJT logic circuits, including RTL and TTL

Propagation delay, rise and fall time, and noise margin

Opamps, DAC and ADC
ECE students may not receive credit for this course.

Course Goals

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. The lab work is provided in ECE 206.

Instructional Objectives

By the time of Hour Exam I (after 9 lectures + review), the students should be able to do the following:

Calculate the currents and voltages in resistive circuits using Ohm’s law, KCL, KVL, reduction of series and parallel resistances, and voltage and current divisions (a)

Find the node voltages in resistive circuits containing current sources and voltage sources using nodal analysis (a)

Find the mesh currents and branch currents in resistive circuits containing voltage sources and current sources using mesh analysis (a)

Analyze resistive circuits containing multiple sources by using superposition (a)

Apply Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems to simplify a resistive circuit by finding the Thevenin or Norton equivalent of a twoterminal network (a)

Determine the initial conditions of circuits containing capacitors and inductors using capacitor rules and inductor rules (a)

Calculate the currents and voltages of a firstorder network containing a switch, and find the step response of a firstorder network containing a step source (a, m)

Calculate the currents and voltages in a circuit containing diodes using the simple constantvoltage model for the diode(s) (a, m)
By the time of Hour Exam II (after 19 lectures + review(s)), the students should be able to do all of the items listed under A, plus the following:

Determine the modes of operation of the MOSFET and calculate the voltages and currents in a MOS dc circuit, and find the power dissipated by the MOSFET (a, m)

Determine the modes of operation of the MOSFETs and find the output voltage and the drain current(s) of various simple inverter circuits for given input voltages (a, m)

Determine the modes of operation of the MOSFETs and find the output voltage and the drain current of a CMOS inverter for given input voltages (a, m)

Calculate the static power dissipated by a MOS logic circuit for given input voltages (a, m)

Determine the modes of operation of the BJT and calculate the voltages and currents in a BJT dc circuit, and find the power dissipated by the BJT (a, m)

Determine the modes of operation of the BJTs and the on/off condition of the diodes, and calculate the voltages and currents in various simple BJT/diode circuits for given input voltages (a, m)

Calculate the voltages and currents in a circuit containing ideal op amps using ideal op amp rules (a, m)
By the time of the Final Exam (25 lectures + review(s)), the student should be able to do all of the items listed under A and B, plus the following:

Find the phasor voltage (current) for a given sinusoidal voltage (current), and find the sinusoidal voltage (current) for given phasor voltage (current) and frequency (a)

Find the impedances of resistors, capacitors, and inductors for a given frequency (a)

Analyze a phasor circuit using Ohm’s law, KCL, KVL, reduction of series and parallel impedances, and voltage and current divisions (a)

Calculate the phasor voltages and currents in a phasor circuit by applying nodal analysis (a)

Calculate the phasor voltages and currents in a phasor circuit by applying mesh analysis (a)

Find the phasor voltages and currents in a phasor circuit containing multiple sources using superposition (a)

Apply Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems to simplify a phasor circuit by finding the Thevenin or Norton equivalent of a twoterminal network (a)

Calculate AC steadystate power dissipated by the circuit elements in a circuit (a)

Compute the RMS value for a given voltage (current) waveform (a, m)

Determine the power factor of a twoterminal network, and find the impedance for required power factor correction (a, m)

Find the transfer function of a passive filter, determine the type of the filter, and calculate the cutoff frequencies (a, m)
