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ECE 3204 - Analog Electronics (3C)

Course Description

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