Credits: 2


Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE303; and minimum grade of C- in ENEE307; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer).
Students design and build fairly sophisticated circuits, mainly composed of discrete transistors and integrated circuits. Many of the projects are designed to require that students synthesize from what they have learned in many of the disciplines in electrical engineering. Students learn they can actually use their knowledge to build something very practical, which may include a high-fidelity amplifier, a radio, a memory cell, a transmitter, etc.

Semesters Offered

Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020

Learning Objectives

  • To give students hands-on opportunity to use their theoretical background in engineering to build fairly complex electronic circuits that actually work
  • To require students to synthesize information from numerous classes
  • To use mathematics, computer aided design, and precise engineering principles to design and construct modern circuits which often include: power supplies; audio power amplifier; video amplifiers; AM radio receivers; radio transmitters; memory cells
  • To learn means of automated testing

Topics Covered

  • Analog circuits
  • Differential amplifiers
  • Audio/video amplifiers
  • Communications modules
  • Modulators-demodulators
  • RF receivers-transmitters
  • Computer modules: digital circuits
  • ECL
  • Memories
  • Automated testing