Fairfield University School of Engineering
Syllabus

COURSE:                  EE231L Analog Electronics I Laboratory - Fall, 2020

INSTRUCTOR:        Jeffrey N. Denenberg

Google Voice:  (203) 513-9427

Office:  Bannow 133

Email:  jeffrey.denenberg@ieee.org

Web: http://doctord.webhop.net/

INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANCE: By Quip, Zoom, phone or email at any reasonable time.

CLASS HOURS:  Monday, 2 hours a week from 5 – 7 pm in Bannow 133.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

Students build and test circuits using diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and MOSFETs. They use the principles developed in EE 231 to analyze, build, and test amplifier and oscillator circuits.

PREREQUISITE: EE213L, Analog Circuits Lab I (or equivalent)

CO-REQUISITE: EE 231, “Analog Electronics I” (or equivalent).
 The student should also be able to simulate systems using Multisim (or LTSpice) and MatLab.

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Objective

Learning Outcome

Cognitive Level

ABET 1-7

1.

Students will design electronic solutions to meet specified requirements.

Students will become proficient at doing electronic design to meet requirements.

Synthesis

1-6

2.

Students will use Multisim to simulate their electronic designs.

Students will become proficient at using circuit simulation to test their designs.

Analysis

6,7

3.

Students will use Laboratory Instruments and Elvis to debug and test their electronic designs.

Students will become proficient at using laboratory instruments.

Evaluation

6

4.

Students will write Lab reports on their design experience.

Students will become proficient at describing their circuit designs and methodology.

Evaluation

1,3,5,6

Lab Manual:  “Laboratory Explorations to Accompany Microelectronic Circuits”, 7th Edition-2014, Vincent C Gaudet & Kenneth C. Smith, ISBN 9780199339259, Oxford University Press

Course Procedures: EE231L Laboratory Procedures.pdf

SW:     The student should have access to Multisim (or LTspice) and MatLab (Full or Student version)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The student is expected to attend all of the scheduled classes if for some reason the student cannot make a class the Instructor should be contacted in advance, if possible, to arrange to do and turn in the assigned work and get assignment for following class. Students are expected to turn in all work on time.

BlackBoard and Quip

The Blackboard system along with our course web site and Quip will be used to manage this course.

CLASS SCHEDULE AND TOPICS

SESSION

 

No.

DATE

TOPIC

References

1

9/8

Via Zoom

Course Intro: Syllabus, Multisim,
Test Instruments, Elvis and Multisim

Establish Team Memberships

Multisim Tutorial, Multisim Manual,

Elvis II Manual

Recorded session

2

9/14

Laboratory 2.4: An Instrumentation Amplifier

Tuesday classes follow the Monday schedule!

Lab2-4.pdf*
Lab Report Form

3

9/21

Laboratory 4.1: Diode I-V Transfer Curve

Lab4-1.pdf

4

9/28

Laboratory 4.2: Diode Rectifiers 

Lab4-2.pdf

5

10/5

Laboratory 4.3: Limiting and Clamping Circuits 

Lab4-3.pdf

6

10/12

Laboratory 5.1, 5.2: NMOS/PMOS
I-V Characteristics

Lab5-1.pdf

Lab5-2.pdf

7

10/19

Laboratory 5.5: NMOS Common-Source Amp.

Lab5-5.pdf

8

10/26

Laboratory 5.12: PMOS Source Follower

Lab5-12.pdf

9

11/2

Laboratory 6.1, 6.2: NPN/PNP
I-V Characteristics

Lab6-1.pdf

Lab6-2.pdf

10

11/9

Laboratory 6.5: NPN Common-Emitter Amplifier

Lab6-5.pdf

11

11/16

Laboratory 6.12: PNP Emitter Follower

Lab6-12.pdf

11/23

Open Lab Period

 

11/30

Thanksgiving – 11/27 – 12/1 – No Class

 

12/7

Open Lab Period

 

12/9

Open Lab Period

 

 

12/12-12/18

Final Exam Week

12/12 – Last day to submit late reports

 

* These PDFs are from an earlier version of the lab manual, so some details do not always agree.

All laboratory reports are each due and uploaded to Blackboard one week following the Lab Period
   Our Lab (BNW133) is accessible via your Stag Card if you need extra time to complete your work.

You will find that coming to the lab having done preliminary design work and with working Multisim simulations will allow you to easily complete your work in the allotted lab time.

GRADING

Design Lab Reports (12)

7% each

Lab Team Participation

16%

Lab use of classroom theory

EE231 Grade – 20%**

 ** If the lecture instructor agrees, we have done this in the past.