ECE 20800 - Electronic Devices and Design Laboratory

Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Professional Attributes
EE Core

Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: ECE 20700 and ECE 25500 [may be taken concurrently].

Requisites by Topic:
Prerequisites: basic circuit analysis including dc, transient, and steady state sinusoidal analysis; basic laboratory instrumentation Concurrent Prerequisites: basic circuit models for diodes, unipolar and bipolar transistors; design of small signal amplifiers

Catalog Description:
Laboratory experiments in the measurement of electronic device characteristics. Design of biasing networks, small signal amplifiers and switching circuits.

Required Text(s): None.

Recommended Text(s):
  1. Current ECE 25500 text book.

Learning Objectives:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an ability to:
  1. measure the characteristics of diodes and bipolar transistors. [b,k]
  2. design, build, and test biasing networks for diodes, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistors. [a,b,c,e,k]
  3. design, build, and test single stage voltage amplifiers to meet a set of given specifications. [a,b,c,e,k]
  4. design simple switching circuits. [a,b,c,e,k]
Assessment Method for Learning Objectives: none

Lab Outline:

Week Experiment Title or Activity
1 Introduction
2 Measurement of diode characteristics
3 Triangle to sine converter design
4 A small signal attenuator
5 A motor driver - power MOSFET
6 CMOS logic
7 Formal report project
8 Formal report project (continued)
9 DC models for bipolar transistors
10 Common emitter: load lines, etc.
11 Precision gain amplifiers
12 Low frequency hybrid-pi model
13 Lab practical exam
14 Single stage amplifier design
15 Single stage amplifier design (continued)