ECE 303: Electronics Laboratory
November 29, 2012
Required for EE and CE
Contact hours: 1 laboratory a week ( 2.5 hours long )
Course Instructor or Coordinator: Armando Gonzalez, and SJ Kim
Laboratory manual (The ECE Department / U. of Miami)
Other supplementary material:
Microelectronics: Circuit Analysis and Design, 4th Edition, Donald A. Neamen, McGraw Hill, 2010
2013-2014 University of Miami Academic Bulletin Description:
Laboratory course in conjunction with courses EEN 305 and 306
Prerequisites: EEN 204
Pre or co-requisites: EEN 306
Specific outcomes of instruction: The student will be able to:
1. Use the typical equipment found in an electronics laboratory.
2. Specify, design and conduct experiments, as well as to observe, collect, analyze and interpret data.
1. Rectifiers and DC power supplies
2. The Zener diode and IC voltage regulators
3. DC and AC characteristics of transistors
4. Common emitter and common collector amplifiers
5. Frequency response of amplifiers
6. FET amplifiers
7. Operational Amplifiers I, II & III
8. Differential amplifier
9. CMOS - Basic inverter and gates
Student outcomes strongly addressed by the course:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (3):
Students are required to apply their knowledge of mathematics, engineering, and physics to a variety of electronic circuits.
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (4):
This class is a laboratory and students are required to carry out all items from the list of this outcome.
(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):
Minimal design content in this laboratory. In a small part of the experiments students are required to design simple circuits.
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams(3):
All work is being done by groups of two students.
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (3):
Ethical issues associated with electronic design are covered in the class. Safety responsibilities are emphasized.
(g) an ability to communicate effectively (3):
Laboratory reports must be presentable. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions and present some of their work in front of the class.
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (3):
Students use modern test equipment in the laboratory. PSPICE is used most of the semester to simulate circuits built in the lab.