EE 320 Engineering
Electronics I
Spring 2015, University
of Nevada, Las
Vegas
Course lecture
notes and videos are located here
Homework assignments
and due dates are located here
Current
grades are located here.
In
this course we will make extensive use of LTspice.
Examples
from the lectures are found in ee320_s15.zip.
Textbook: Microelectronic Circuits, Seventh Edition (book supporting website is here which includes answers to selected problems)
Note that this is NOT the sixth edition. See policies below concerning the textbook. You
will NOT pass the course without buying the textbook. Quiz and test
questions may be taken directly from the book. Students are not allowed to share a book during a quiz or exam.
Instructor: R. Jacob Baker (see office hours at this link)
Teaching Assistant: Wenlan Wu
Time:
MW 2:30–3:45 PM
Course
dates: Wednesday, January
21 to Wednesday, May 6
Location: TBE B–172
Holidays: February 16
(Washington's Birthday
Recess), March 30 and April 1 (Spring break)
Final exam time: Wednesday, May 13, 3:10 to 5:10 PM
Course content – Circuit
design and analysis using diodes and transistors. Introduction to
semiconductor
physics. Circuit simulation with SPICE. Credits 3
Prerequisites:
CHEM 121, EE 221, MATH 431 or CpE 260, PHYS 181, and PHYS 181L
Grading
25% Midterm1
25% Midterm2
25% Homework/Quizzes
25% Final
Policies








Penalty points will be deducted from your Homework/Quiz grades for failing to follow these policies (such as using your laptop, phone, tablet during a lecture). 
1. 
Analyze and design basic op–amp circuits including inverting, non–inverting, and integrator topologies. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
2. 
Identify the currents, and how they change with applied potentials, flowing through a semiconductor, diode, and transistor. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
3. 
Discuss the movement of electrons and holes in a semiconductor device under various operating conditions. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.8, 1.9, and 1.10. 
4. 
Analyze and design diode circuits including: clipping/clamping, rectification, and regulation circuits. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
5. 
Analyze transistor amplifier circuits including: operating point, small–signal gain, and large–signal operating range. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
6. 
Design transistor amplifier circuits for a required gain, input/output impedance, and/or operating voltage. Program Outcomes: 1.1, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
7. 
Use SPICE to simulate the operation of diode and transistor circuits. Program Outcomes: 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11. 
1.1 
An
ability to apply mathematics through differential and
integral calculus.

1.2 
An ability to apply advanced mathematics such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics. 
1.3 
An
ability to apply knowledge of basic sciences.

1.6 
An
ability to apply knowledge of engineering.

1.7 
An
ability to design a system, component, or process to meet
desired needs within realistic constraints.

1.8 
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 
1.9 
An
ability to analyze and design complex electrical and
electronic devices.

1.10 
An
ability to use the techniques, skills,
and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

1.11 
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 