ELE330 –Electronic Circuits (4 c), spring 2015


Required for Electrical Engineering majors

Description:           ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS.  Application of semiconductor devices, including p-n junctions, bipolar transistors, and field effect devices. Topics include, device modeling, biasing, input impedance, output impedance, voltage gain, current gain, analysis and design of amplifiers. (lecture 3 cr. And lab 1 cr.)


                                                                        ELE210 and MATH 336.

Textbook(s) and/or other required materials:

                                Microelectronic circuits, by Sedra and Smith, The Seventh Edition

Course Learning Outcomes and their Relationship to ABET outcomes:

  1. Addresses the fundamental concepts of Electronic Circuits (Outcome A, B, C)
  2. Provides methods for the design of amplifiers and power supplies. (Outcome B, C, E, K)
  3. Covers many examples of amplifier designs and power supplies. (Outcome A, B, E, K)
  4. Performs several circuit experiments at lab sessions. (Outcome A, B, C, E, K)

Course TA: To be appointed later.

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to circuits and signals, ELE210 and Chap. 1
  2. Operational amplifiers, Chap. 2
  3. Diode and diode circuits, Chap. 4
  4. MOSFET transistors, and MOS amplifiers, Chap. 5
  5. Bipolar transistors, and BJT amplifiers, Chap. 6
  6. Transistor amplifiers, Chap. 7
  7. Integrated circuit amplifiers, Chap. 8
  8. Differential amplifiers, Chap. 9
  • The course has two Mid-term Exam and one final Exam.
  • Laboratory (24 hours)


Laboratory Topicss:

  1. Diode and diode circuits.
  2. Rectifiers and power supplies.
  3. JFET and MOS Transistors
  4. Design of JFET and MOS circuits.
  5. Bipolar Transistors
  6. Design of transistor amplifiers.


Class/Laboratory Schedule:

Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week. 

Contribution of course to meeting the requirements of Criterion 5:

ELE 330 is a required course for the Electrical Engineering students. The course fulfill criterion 5 (b), engineering science and design.

Relationship of course to program outcome:

Coverage of ABET Outcomes: a(4), b(3), c(3), e (2), and k (3). Level of coverage is indicated between parentheses.


Time and Room:                   TTh         2:00  PM– 3:15 PM                , EB 311 

                                Office Hours: TTh  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (or by appointment)

Important Dates: Mid-term Exam1: Thursday March. 5; Mid-term Exam2: Thursday April 2; Final Exam: May 5, 2 – 3:50 PM.

Grading: Out of class problems and quizzes = 35%; laboratories = 25%; Mid-term Exam1 = 10;

                                Mid-term Exam2 = 10; Final Exam = 20%.

Note 1: Use pen for your answers in the exams and quizzes and don’t erase or scratch the final results. Failing to do so may affect your possible request for reconsiderations.

Note 2: Students must attend all exams, except for emergency, such as medical, cases. Only official documents are accepted, and they must be for the same day and time of the exam.

Note 3: One lowest quiz grade and one lowest home-work grade will not be counted.

Finally, your quizzes will be related to the class assignments, and they are indication of your attendance as well.


Course description prepared by: Reza Hashemian, reza@niu.edu Room: EB 302, January, 2015