ECE 29595 - Electrical & Computer Engineering Fundamentals II (Now runs as ECE 20002)

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:
EE Core

Experimental Course Offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2019

ECE 29595 Electrical and Computer Engineering Fundamentals I (Minimum Grade of C) and MA 26200 [may be taken concurrently] or MA 26600 [may be taken concurrently] or MA 366 [may be taken concurrently]).

Requisites by Topic:
Prerequisites: Elementary linear circuit analysis including dc, transient, and phasor techniques. Concurrent Prerequisites: Differential equations.

Catalog Description:
Continuation of Electrical and Computer Engineering Fundamentals I. The course addresses mathematical and computational foundations of circuit analysis (differential equations, Laplace Transform techniques) with a focus on application to linear circuits having variable behavior as a function of frequency, with emphasis on filtering. Variable frequency behavior is further considered for applications of electronic components through single-transistor and operational amplifiers. The course ends with consideration of how circuits behave and may be modeled for analysis at high frequencies.

Required Text(s):
  1. Class notes will be provided in class..

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to analyze 2nd order linear circuits with sources and/or passive elements.. [1]
  2. an ability to compute responses of linear circuits with and without initial conditions via one-sided Laplace transform techniques.. [1]
  3. an ability to compute responses to linear circuits using transfer function and convolution techniques.. [1]
  4. an ability to analyze and design transistor amplifiers at low, mid and high frequencies.. [1]
  5. an ability to work with transmission line models to analyze circuits at high-frequency.. [1]
  6. the ability to use a CAD tool (e.g., SPICE) in circuit analysis and design.. [1]

Lecture Outline:

Lecture Lecture Topics
1 OpAmps-operation (gain, input/output resistance, common-mode)
2 Field-Effect Transistor devices; DC review; Current mirror example
3 FET small signal models; Active loads
4 Common Source amplifier (mid-frequency behavior)
5 Common Drain and Common Gate amplifiers (mid-frequency behavior)
6 Single-stage amplifier time constants for low-/high-freq response
7 OpAmp model using FETs
8 ODE models for circuits and the solutions thereof
9-12 RC/RL/LC/RLC circuits with and without initial conditions
13 Modeling of switching in circuits using initial conditions
14 Impulse response, h(t), from the step response
15 Circuit modeling using h(t); Intro to convolution
16-18 Convolution integral and properties; Convolution examples and graphical interpretation; convolution algebra and examples
19-22 Laplace Transform definition and basic pairs; Duality with time-domain; Properties of Laplace Transform; Inverse Laplace Transform via partial fraction expansion
23-24 Impedance; Admittance; LT solution of ODEs for "at rest" circuits; Incorporation of initial conditions in LT analysis
25 Transfer function, H(s)
26 System analysis in frequency and time domains
27 Response decomposition, steady-state analysis
28 Complex plane concepts, pole/zero plots, stability
29-30 Frequency response; Frequency and magnitude scaling
31-35 Resonance; 2nd-order systems; Passive BPF/LPF/HPF and design
36 Implications of duality for passive filters; Passive filter examples
37-38 Active LPF/HPF with real and complex poles; Duality in active filters and examples
39 Non-ideal components; Wave equation in conductors
40-41 Frequency dependence of transmission line impedance, velocity; Frequency dependence of reflection; Effect on input impedance

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