ECE 4206 Electronic Circuit Design | ECE | Virginia Tech

Undergraduate PROGRAMS

Course Information


Stability and response of feedback amplifier, wideband amplifier, operational amplifier characteristics, waveform generators and wave shaping, nonlinear circuit applications, signal generators, and photolithography. Design of analog electronic circuits, circuit simulation, response characterization, and printed circuit construction.

Why take this course?

Electronic circuit design using discrete and integrated circuits is one of the most practical courses for electronic design engineers. This course fully utilizes knowledge learned in all the fundamental electric and electronic circuits for advanced circuit modeling, design, and simulation. Throughout this course, students will gain practical circuit design skills and apply them to real-world electronic product development.

Capstone Technical Elective for EE; Technical Elective for CPE


C- or better in 2014, 4205

This course requires EE3204, which, along with its prerequisite EE2204, provide the student with basic skill for electronic circuit analysis. Students need to be familiar with semiconductor devices circuit behavior, nodal and loop analyses, superposition theory, time- and frequency-domain analyses for transfer functions, and feedback theory.

Major Measurable Learning Objectives

  • Apply discrete and integrated circuits to practical systems with ability of design and implementation.
  • Develop capability of independent-study, creative design, and teamwork.
  • Organize and write technical reports
  • Organize and make technical presentations

Course Topics


Percentage of Course

Power amplifiers and gate drivers 10%
Function generators (combined with 1 for project #1) 10%
Power supplies, thermal considerations 10%
Circuit layout and implementation (combined with 3 for project #2) 10%
Group project proposal 10%
Group project hardware implementation, reporting, and presentation 50%