EE 321, Analog Electronics

Course number and name: EE 321, EE 321L, Analog Electronics

Credits and contact hours: 4 credits, 3 class hours, 3 lab hours

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • Basic principles and use of operational amplifiers, diodes, field-effect transistors, and bipolar junction transistors in electronic circuits.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: EE 212 (Circuits and Signals II)
    • Co-requisites: None
  • Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
    • Required

Specific goals for the course:

  • Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to design analog circuits, perform the correct testing and analysis.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct experiments to determine the performance of the circuit.
    • Students will demonstrate their ability to work with new electronic components and circuits and apply electronic test equipment to troubleshoot their operation.
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is part of the electrical engineering departmentís student learning outcomes assessment program and is used to evaluate the student performance in ABET Student Learning Outcome Criterion 3b) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data. This material is first introduced in EE212 the prerequisite course for EE321.

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Lecture
    • Signals and amplifiers
    • Operational amplifiers
    • Semiconductors
    • Diodes
    • Field effect transistors
    • Bipolar junction transistors
    • Transistor amplifiers
    • Differential amplifiers
    • Sensors and Transducers
    • Frequency response
  • Laboratory
    • Use and application of test and measurement equipment
    • Operational amplifiers circuits
    • Measurement statistics
    • Power supplies
    • Diodes and circuit protection
    • Transistor drivers and oscillator circuits
    • Generating voltage transfer characteristics