Instructor:  Ali Shakouri 
Office:  253A Baskin Engineering Building 
Phone:  (831) 4593821 
email:  ali@soe.ucsc.edu 
TA:  Zhongda (John) Wang Office Hours: Th: 46pm 
Grader:  Eugene Meydbray 
Discussion Session:  Eugene: T: 57pm, John: T: 34pm both in BE113 
Lecture:  M,W 5:00 to 6:45pm, Earth and Marine B214 
Office Hours:  T,W 45pm 
Texts:  Electronics, Allan R. Hambley, Prentice Hall, 2nd Ed., 1999,
0136919820 OrCAD PSpice for Windows Volume 1:DC and AC Circuits, Third edition by Roy W. Goody 
Reference Texts:  The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill Schaum's Outline of Basic Circuit Analysis by John O'Malley Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits by Paul R. Gray, Robert G. Meyer Microelectronic Circuits by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith 
Grading Policy:  Final 30%, Two midterms 30%, Homework 20%, Quizzes 20% (tentative) 
Notes:  * After
a quiz, exam or homework is returned, you will have 1 week to discuss
about the grading if there is a problem. * You will need to pass the lecture in order to pass the lab. 
Lect.  Date  
Reading Assignment  Home work due  Laboratory Start 
1  3/29  Introduction/ Overview  Chapter 1.11.11  
2  3/31  Op
Amp Review, Non idealities EE70 Review Quiz 
2.12.6  
3  4/5  Op Amp Frequency Response, Differentiate and Integrator  2.7, 2.8, 2.10, 2.11 Reading Questions Ch2b  Lab 1 

4  4/7  Diodes  3.1,
3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Reading Questions Ch3a 
Homework 1 Chapter 1 (6,15,25,33,39,56,65), Chapter
2 (12,25,43,69,75) Solution 

5  4/12  Diodes cont., Bipolar Junction Transistor  3.8,
4.1, 4.2 Reading Questions Ch3b4a 
Lab 2  
6  4/14  Bipolar transistor (large and small signal models)  4.34.6
Reading Questions Ch4b 
Homework 2 Chapter 3 (5,7,9,15,25,42,53), Chapter 4 (7,11,14)
Solution 

7  4/19  Common Emitter Amplifier, BJT Digital Switch  4.74.9
Reading Questions Ch4c 
Extra Homework B (Solution) Sample Midterm1 

8  4/21  Midterm 1  Homework 3 Chapter 4 (reduced/
modified set, due Tuesday 4/20 at 5pm at instructor's office BE253A)
(20,21,22,33,45,58) (Solution) 

9  4/26  Field Effect Transistor  5.15.3
Reading Questions Ch5a 
Lab 3  
10  4/28  FET small signal, Common Source, JFET  5.45.7
Reading Questions Ch5b 
Homework 4 (modified) Chapter
4 (64) Chapter 5 (3,18,19,22) (Solution) 

11  5/3  IC Biasing and Current Sources  Ch.
5, pp. 343348, 7.1, 7.2 
Pspice Tutorial 4  Lab 4 
12  5/5  Differential Amplifiers (large and small signal)  7.4,
7.5, 7.8 Reading Questions Ch7b 
Homework 5 (modified) Chapter 5 (34,39,41,42,65,71) (Solution) 

13  5/10  Digital Logic Circuits  6.26.3
Reading Questions Ch6a 
PSpice Tutorial 5 
Lab 5 
14  5/12  Digital Logic Circuits  6.46.6
Reading Questions Ch6b 
Homework 6 Chapter 7 (modified)
(10,13,15,23,27,41,43,49,69,70) (Solution) 

15  5/17  Frequency Response  8.1,
8.2 Reading Questions Ch8a 

16  5/19  Midterm 2  Homework 7 Chapter 6 (16,23,24,26,32,38,40,49,53,61)
(Solution) (modified,
due Tuesday 5/18 at 5pm at instructor's office BE253A) 

17  5/24  (CMOS Inverter) Miller effect, HybridPi model (skip)  8.3,
8.4 (skip) Reading Questions Ch8b 
PSpice Tutorial 6 
Lab 6 
18  5/26  High Frequency Amplifier Response (skip) Thermal consideration, Output Stages (Classes A, B)  8.5, 8.6, 8.7 
Homework 8 (modified) Chapter
8 (7,8,9,14,20,22) + Review Ch2 (54,77), Ch3 (26), Ch 4 (51,59) (Solution) 

19  6/2  Review  Homework 9 (modified) Chapter
10 (6,12,22,24,35abc) + Review Ch5 (23,44,72), Ch 7 (14,40,50) (Solution) 

Final 
Wednesday, June 9, 7:30–10:30 P.M Sample Final 1, Sample Final 2 
Lab: Oral Final Exam (Tuesday, June 8th: Check with TA the time of your exam) 


Lab 0:  Introduction to Circuits Lab (to be read during the week of 3/29 from EE70) 
Lab1:  Op Amps 
Lab 2:  Diodes 
Lab 3:  Bipolar Transistors 
Lab 4:  Introduction to JFET 
Lab 5:  CMOS Devices and Logic 
Lab 6:  Analog Optical Transmission System 
Lab Grading Policy:  Lab reports 40%, Engineering notebooks 20%, Oral final exam 40% 
News
* Keycodes to the
lab. can be obtained from SoE Facilities, BE057 (Basement Level), 13pm MF
only.
* 4/5 Lab sections
are Tuesday 13pm and Thursday 24pm. Please see which section
you are assigned. If you have any questions, please contact the TA.
* 4/6 Please bring
your EE70 lab kits to the lab sessions.
* 4/8 List of
students who have to do extra homework A (due 4/12) and B (due
4/19).
* 4/15 Please see the modified homework
3 problems with the new due date.
* 4/19 Additional instructor office hours
before Midterm 1: Wednesday 4/21 911am.
* 5/13 Additional
TA Recitation Session before Midterm 2: Friday 5/14, 35pm.
* 5/17 Additional
instructor office hours before Midterm 2: Wednesday 5/19 10am12pm.
* 5/19 On Monday
May 24th, we will have a quiz at the begining of the class. It will have 2 questions,
one from homework 7 and the other one from reading assignment (Chapter 8).
* 5/31 Office hour
on Wednesday 6/2 will be 10am11am (instead of
the usual time 45pm).
* 6/3 Extra Office Hours for
the Final Exam: Instructor Monday 6/7
46pm, Wednesday 6/9 (NEW TIMES) 9:30am10:30am, 11:30am12:30pm, John:
Friday 6/4 13pm, Tuesday 6/8 24pm
* 6/3 Lab: Oral Final
Exam: Tuesday June 8th. You should have received an email on 6/5 mentioning
your time slot for the 30 minute oral exam. If you haven't, please check
with the TA. Don't forget to bring your engineering notebook.
EE171. Analog Electronics: Introduction to (semiconductor)
electronic devices. Conduction of electric currents in semiconductors, the semiconductor
pn junction, the transistor. Analysis and synthesis of linear and nonlinear
electronic circuits containing diodes and transistors. Biasing, small signal
models, frequency response, and feedback. Operational amplifiers and integrated
circuits.
EE171L. Analog Electronics Laboratory: Laboratory sequence
illustrating topics covered in course 171. One twohour laboratory session per
week.
Explanation of Prerequisite:
EE70: Introduction to the physical basis and mathematical
models of electrical components and circuits. Basic understanding of electronic
components is essential in order to study more elaborate analog circuits. Phasors
and complex analysis are heavily used in the high frequency analysis.
Course outline:
Core topics:
1. Op amps
2. Diodes
3. Bipolar transistors
4. Transistor circuits
5. Small signal model
6. Field effect transistor
7. IC biasing and current sources
8. Differential amplifier
9. Digital logic circuits
10. Frequency response
11. Thermal consideration and output stages
Course Expectations
Learning occurs by the active involvement of the student.Consequently
there will be many different opportunities for active learning, such as
cooperative problemsolving in lab. The student isexpected to come to class
prepared to think and learn. The lecture period will be used to establish
fundamental concepts. The lab periods will be used to practice the engineering
skills of problemsolving and data acquisition and analysis.
During both lab and lecture time, you will be asked to participate in solving problems. Always bring your calculator to both lab andlecture. It also is helpful to bring your textbook along.
To get the most out of this class, you need to read the assigned sections in the textbook before coming to class, and most importantly to read the assigned Lab Notes before coming to lab sections. There will bequizzes in the lab sessions. It is advisable to review the Learning Objectives frequently to keep track of your own progress. Don't feel that you have to be failing the course to come see your instructor or TA; come to ask questions.
Study Suggestions for EE171 (and Upperdivision Engineering Courses)
1) Do the reading before each lecture, the readings are listed for each
lecture in the schedule above.
2) Read with a pencil and paper and try to do all the examples before
you read their solutions. This is very valuable.
3) Seriously engage with all the homework problems, try them all before
you work with someone else. There is no substitute for doing lots of problems
to learn this material.
4) Make a copy of your homeworks and check your result against the
solutions. Go back and figure out what you didn't understand.
5) This class is challenging and moves rapidly, falling behind is fatal.
The results from one week will be used the next.
6) You need to be able to figure out what you don't understand and
then ask your fellow students, the TAs, or the instructor for help if you
cannot figure it out on your own.
7) Take notes and review them before lecture.
8) You are encouraged to work in groups and discuss about the
homework assignments. However, each has to write his/her own solution and
fully understand them
Homework Assignments
Homeworks will be assigned and collected during class sessions,and
will generally follow a weekly sequence. Solutions will be handedout (or
posted at our web site) on the date of collection. Thus, latehomework will
not be accepted or graded. Homework is graded in terms of it being complete,
well organized, readable and showing evidence of thoughtful attention to
the problem itself. Sloppy submissions will not be considered for grading.
Grading Method
The course will not be graded on a curve. It is possible for everyone
to earn an "A" or for everyone to earn an "F". Yourfinal course grade does not
depend in any way upon anyone else's performance. Thus it is to your benefit
to find a group of people you can study with and to help each other learn.Getting
50% in the final is mandatory in order to pass the class.
Lecture Quizzes: Quizzes will be given that cover the material from the lectures reading assignments and homework from the previous assignments. Besure to look over your homework and solutions to make sure that you understand how to do all of the problems. Since your homework will not in general be returned prior to the quiz you may wish to make a copy of your assignments so that you can check them yourself against the solutions. Homework problems will definitely be on the quizzes and probably on midterms and finals. Quizzes will sometimes be given at the beginning of class so don't be late.
Laboratories
The lab sessions take place in BE 113.
Each lab report is to be submitted the following week,
at the lab or section. For each day that the report
is late, 5% will be subtracted from
the grade.
Midterm and Final problems frequently seem to have come from problems related
to the labs in the past. Be sure that you not only do the mechanics of the lab
but that you also understand the circuits, principles and topics involved.
Lab Quizzes: At the start of each new lab there will be a quiz covering the topics of the lab. Be sure that you read the lab before you come to lab session and, even if you don't intend to complete the lab during the allotted time, come to the beginning of each lab session.
Link to Hambley web site Lots of great information here!
Online Web Demos
Here is a link to a website with lots of examples on node/mesh analysis, Thevenin,
Norton etc. (Thanks, Gavin!) http://www.brookdale.cc.nj.us/fac/engtech/aandersen/elt111/tutorial/index.html
Here is a link to be a very useful interactive web site that has lots of useful examples. While some of the material is beyond the level of this class, there is much here that could be useful, particularly to develop your intuition about how circuits work. Try it out and let me know what you think. Here is the link: http://www.csupomona.edu/%7Eapfelzer/demos/toc.html
Semiconductor Applets: http://jas.eng.buffalo.edu/
PN
junction diode: approaching equilibrium
BJT Transistor:
Charge Flow into/outof the Base region
Smallsignal
equivalent circuit model (hybridPI model)
Device
Fabrication: PN Junction Diode
MOSFET:
Channel ONOFF by Vgs, PinchoffContinuous by Vgd
Academic Dishonesty and Cheating:
Any confirmed academic dishonesty including but not limited to copying homeworks or cheating on exams, will result in a nopass or failing grade. You are encouraged to read the campus policies regarding academic integrity. Examples of cheating include (but are not limited to):

Required skills to pass the course:
Required skills to pass the course:
1. Analyze circuits based on op amps with positive and negative
feedback. Calculate gain, input and output impedances.
2. Explain intuitively how pnjunctions are formed and how diodes work.
3. Find the DC operating condition of circuits containing diodes or
transistors using loadline analysis technique.
4. Understand how halfwave and fullwave rectifying circuits work.
5. Learn the basic operation of bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and
distinguish different modes: active, cutoff and saturation.
6. Understand the smallsignal equivalent circuit of a BJT and use it
to derive gain, input and output impedances for single stage circuits.
7. Basic understanding how depletionmode and enhancementmode MOS
fieldeffect transistors work. Concept of channel pinch off.
8. Describe basic operation of junction field effect transistors and
difference between n and pchannels.
9. Enumerate design rules for discrete and integrated circuits.
10. Understand basic operation of a current mirror, and use of Wilson
and Widlar current sources.
11. Calculate the gain for the emitter coupled differential
pair. Understand the concept of commonmode rejection ratio.
12. Explain noise margin, fan out, static & dynamic power dissipation,
rise and fall times, propagation delay in digital circuits.
13. Calculate input/output transfer characteristics and static power
dissipation in resistor pull up MOS inverter and CMOS inverter.
14. Calculate transition times and propagation delay for MOS inverters.
15. Basic understanding of frequency response. Definition of pole,
zero, break frequency, dB and Bode plot.
16. Understand the Miller effect due to feedback.
17. Significance of hybridpi model for BJT at high frequencies.
18. Learn how to use SPICE to simulate behavior of various circuits.
19. Behave safely in a laboratory environment, use such laboratory
instruments as the oscilloscope, the digital multimeter, etc., and
keep a record of the experimental work done during a lab session.
20. Design and build op amp circuits in inverting and noninverting
configurations, study frequency response and slow rate limitations.
21. Measure diode characteristics (ideality factor, reverse saturation
current and dynamic resistance at given bias condition).
22. Design and build an emitter follower BJT circuit. Choose the bias
condition for maximum input signal swing.
23. Design and build a JFET commonsource amplifier, measure DC
operating conditions and the small signal voltage gain.
24. Design and build resistor pull up and CMOS inverter circuits.
Measure the transfer characteristics and determine noise margins.
25. Design and Build an analog optical transmission system using an
LED, a photodiode and a loudspeaker. Optimize output stage to
drive the loudspeaker and optimize signal to noise ratio.
Comments on following courses
CE 172 Linear and Nonlinear Circuits: Kirchhoff's laws. Tellegen's theorem. First and secondorder linear and nonlinear dynamic circuits (including switching, triggering, and memory circuits). General network analysis. Sinusoidal steadystate analysis. Introduction to numerical methods for computer aided analysis: Gaussian Elimination and LU decomposition, NewtonRaphson algorithm, forward and backward Euler method and Trapezoidal method. This course supplements EE171 in that it covers issues related to nonlinear circuits and computer aided analysis.
CE173 High Speed Digital Design: Studies of analog circuit principles relevant to highspeed digital design: signal propagation, crosstalk, and electromagnetic interference. Topics include electrical characteristics of digital circuits, interfacing different logic families, measurement techniques, transmission lines, ground planes and grounding, terminations, power systems, connectors/ribbon cables, clock distribution, shielding, electromagnetic compatibility and noise suppression, and bus architectures. This course supplements EE171 in that it covers issues related to highspeed digital design.
Ali Shakouri
Last updated:
June 9, 2004 6:13 PM