ECE 3204 Analog Electronics | ECE | Virginia Tech

Undergraduate PROGRAMS

Course Information


Small signal modeling of transistors. Basic architecture and functionality of linear amplifiers including transistor biasing circuits, current sources, differential amplifier, common emitter amplifier, common source amplifier, emitter follower, source follower, common base amplifier, and common gale amplifier. Frequency response of single stage and multistage amplifiers.

Why take this course?

This is an introductory course to analog circuits. The syllabus has been revised in coordination with ECE 4220 to provide a stronger foundation for students.

Learning Objectives

  • specify the small signal equivalent model of transistors
  • analyze transistor amplifier circuits
  • design multistage transistor amplifier circuits
  • identify and discuss operating principles of differential amplifiers
  • design and analyze integrated circuit biasing
  • analyze frequency response of linear amplifiers

Course Topics


Percentage of Course

1. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) amplifier basics 10%
2. Common Emitter (CE) and Emitter Follower (EF) amplifiers and alternating current (ac) analysis 10%
3. Multistage Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) amplifiers 10%
4. Field Effect Transistor (FET) amplifier basics 10%
5. Common Source (CS) and Source Follower (SF) amplifiers and alternating current (ac) analysis 10%
6. Multistage Field Effect Transistor (FET) amplifiers 10%
7. Frequency response 10%
8. Integrated Circuit (IC) biasing and active loads 15%
9. Differential amplifier circuit analysis 15%