ECE 20008 - Electrical Engineering Fundamentals II Lab


This course is an CMPE Core Course for catalog terms prior to Fall 2018. For Fall 2018 and later catalog terms it is a CMPE Special Content Elective.

Course Details

Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Counts as:

  • EE Core
  • CMPE Selective - Special Content

Normally Offered:

Each Fall, Spring


On-campus and online


ECE 20007 and ECE 20002 [may be taken concurrently]

Requisites by Topic:

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:

This is a course in electronic measurement, circuit modeling, simulation and design techniques. These skills are developed through a variety of laboratory experiments including discrete semiconductor measurement, transistor amplifiers, motor control, and operational amplifier internals. The experiments develop practical skills through small design and soldering tasks. Finally, the course culminates in a two week group design project. In many ways this course is the laboratory of the co-requisite lecture course ECE 20002 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals II; however, we remind students that this is a standalone course that expects students will learn and demonstrate material not taught in other courses.

Required Text(s):


Recommended Text(s):

  1. A lab manual will be provided for students

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated an ability to:
  1. competently select, use, and automate electronic measurement instruments. [1,6]
  2. design, wire, and troubleshoot electronic circuits. [1,6]
  3. simulate electronic circuits. [1,6]
  4. design, build, and test resistor-inductor-capacitor, operational amplifier, etc. circuits to meet specifications. [1,6]
  5. demonstrate knowledge of laboratory safety precautions. [2]
  6. maintain laboratory notes and create professional experiment reports. [3]
  7. demonstrate an ability to function on a team that draws on diverse backgrounds. [5]

Lab Outline:

Lab Activity
1 The Inverter
2 Motor control
3 Operational amplifier circuits
4 FET curve tracer
5 Common source amplifier
6 Differential amplifier
7 MOSFET Operational Amplifier
8 Operational amplifier characterization
9 Lab Practical
10 RLC step response
11 Switching: DC voltage regulation
12 Active filters
13 Power amplifiers
14-15 Final project: Audio amplifier

Engineering Design Content:

  • Analysis
  • Testing

Assessment Method:

Outcomes will be assessed through prelabs, lab reports, lab practicals, projects and a formal report.