Credits: 3


Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE205; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer).
Conceptual operation of transistors and diodes. Large and small signal operation of BJTs and MOSFETs. Basic transistor configurations. Logic circuits and semiconductor memory. Multi-transistor circuits including differential amplifiers and current mirrors. Frequency response.

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of integrated semiconductor electronics
  • Understand the basic function of active elements (MOS and bipolar transistors)
  • Understand the basic functional elements of an integrated circuit (current sources, active loads)
  • Develop an ability to design and to analyze single-stage analog amplifier circuits (common-emitter (source), followers, cascodes and differential pairs)
  • Develop an ability to synthesize the single stage units into a multistage amplifier
  • Develop an ability to perform basic time-domain and frequency-domain analysis of these circuits
  • Develop an ability to design and build basic digital circuits: logic gates (NAND/NOR/Inverter, etc.)
  • Understand the function and construction of basic memory circuits: DRAM, SRAM, non-volatiles

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to semiconductor electronic
  • How to make an integrated resistor, diode, capacitor
  • How MOS and bipolar transistors work
  • Basic single-stage amplifier design: (common-emitter (source), followers, cascodes and differential pairs)
  • Multi-stage design
  • Time and frequency domain analysis
  • Digital gates: NAND/NOR/Inverter
  • Memory circuits: DRAM/SRAM and non-volatiles

[1] Credit only granted for: ENEE302 or ENEE303.