ECE 302

ECE 302: Electronics II

November 26, 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, SJ 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:

Continuation of EEN 305. Emphasis on integrated circuits. Field-effect transistors (FETs). Application of operational amplifiers and other integrated circuits. Frequency response of amplifiers. Use of CAD tools as Pspice.

Prerequisites or co-requisites: EEN 305

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

1. understand the operation of several electronic components

2. design an electronic circuit or system

3. simulate an electronic circuit


1. FET / DC and AC operation

2. Operational amplifiers / ideal and non ideal characteristics and applications

3. Special purpose ICs, the Schmitt triggers, timers, power amplifiers

4. Differential amplifiers and basic sub circuits of linear IC’s

5. Frequency response of amplifiers and introduction to feedback theory

Student outcomes strongly addressed by the course:

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

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):

Most homeworks include design problems as well as students are required to design, simulate, build and test an electronic apparatus.

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (4):

An important outcome of this class. Many of the homeworks and tests problems are open ended. Students must come up with solutions to these problems.

(g) an ability to communicate effectively (3):

Homeworks must be presentable. The project must include a written report, written in a technical format. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (3):

Design cost is an issue stressed in class. Environmental issues related to the electronic industry are mentioned

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

Students are introduced to older and newer components and therefore, learn to appreciate the need for life-long learning.

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

Some talk in class and a written report is required

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

PSPICE is used all along the semester. Students use modern test equipment in the laboratory when building their projects.

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