ECE 202

ECE 202: Electronics I

November 27, 2012

3 credits
Required for EE and CE

Contact hours: Three 50-minute lectures per week OR two 75-minute lectures per week
Course Instructor or Coordinator: Armando Gonzalez, S.J. Kim

Microelectronics: Circuit Analysis and Design, 4th Edition, Donald A. Neamen, McGraw Hill, 2010
Other supplementary material:
Schematic Capture with Cadence, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall 2003.

2013-2014 University of Miami Academic Bulletin Description:

Semiconductor physics and devices. Diodes, bipolar-junction transistors (BJT). Introduction to field-effect transistors (FETs) and Operational Amplifiers. Emphasis on dc and ac analysis of electronic circuits. Use of CAD tools such as PSpice.

Prerequisites or co-requisites: EEN 201

Specific outcomes of instruction: The student will be able to:

1. analyze and design basic electronic circuits utilizing basic electronic components

2. use computer-aided design tools, such as Pspice


1. Introduction to Electronics

2. Semiconductor Materials and Diodes

3. Diode Circuits

4. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT)

5. Basic BJT Amplifiers

6. Ideal Operational Amplifier

7. Introduction to MOSFET

8. PSPICE Simulation and Design Applications

Student outcomes strongly addressed by the course:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (4):

A very important outcome for the course. Students are required to apply their knowledge of mathematics, engineering, and physics to a variety of electronic systems

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (4):

Students design simple electronic systems and are required to discuss the selection of components. How the design meets the specifications is an integral part of this course.

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (3):

Students learn to identify what is needed to either analyze or design various electronic systems through homeworks and the material presented in class. Many of the design problems can be solved in different ways. Hence, the students learn to be careful when verifying their design, and worst case situations must be considered.

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (3):

Ethical questions associated with electronic designs are discussed in the class material. Students are encouraged to belong to a professional society. In addition, class work integrity is emphasized.

(g) an ability to communicate effectively (4):

Students are encouraged to orally participate in the class discussion by questions posed by the instructor. All homework problems require drawings.

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (4):

This is the first course in which the students see the need to apply the concepts of several disciplines
to electronics. The students are introduced new and older types of semiconductor devices and, therefore, learn to appreciate the rapid changes in technology, as well as the need to continue learning.

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues(3):

Students are required to write two short papers on the topic and it is discussed in class.

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (4):

Weekly CAD problems are given using Pspice. These CAD techniques are an integral part of the course, and of student learning

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