Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electronic Circuits II

Course Outline
Spring 2014

Course Time and Location:
Wellman 202
T, Th 1:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Lab Time and Location:
Kemper 2157/2161
Section A01: T 4:10 pm – 7:00 pm
Section A02: F 12:10 pm – 3:00 pm

Omeed Momeni
Office: 3167 Kemper Hall, Phone: 754-7566
Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm
Please contact me in person (in office hours or after class) instead of by email.

Teaching Assistants:
Section A02: Hossein Jalili, email:
Office Hours: Friday 3:00-4:00pm, Kemper 2157/2161

Section A01: Samuel Cheung, email:
Office Hours: Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm, Kemper 2157/2161

Grader: Yuanhao Shi, email:
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00pm, Kemper 2101

Required Text:
Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H.
Lewis, and R. G. Meyer, Fifth Edition, Wiley, 2009.


Objectives: This course is intended to develop the understanding of analog bipolar
integrated-circuit design. Students who have successfully completed this course should:
1. be able to explain the hybrid-pi model of the bipolar junction transistor,
2. be able to analyze and design amplifier, current-mirror, and output-stage circuits,
3. be able to analyze the operation of an operational amplifier at the transistor level,
4. be able to use the Miller effect to find the bandwidth of a circuit
5. be able to use open- and short-circuit time constants to obtain an estimate of the
frequency response of a circuit
6. be able to use the return ratio to analyze circuits with negative feedback
7. be able to determine the gain and phase margins of a negative-feedback amplifier
8. be able to design a simple compensation scheme to stabilize a negative-feedback
9. know how to use SPICE to find the characteristics of amplifiers, current mirrors,
and output stages, and
10. be able to use laboratory equipment including signal generators and oscilloscopes.

Reading Assignments: (in text book)
Topic Reading
Models for Bipolar
Sec. 1.1-1.4
Integrated Circuit Technology Sec. 2.1-2.7 and 2.12
Basic Amplifiers
Sec. 3.1-3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.3.5, 3.3.6, 3.3.8, and 3.4-
(bipolar only)
Differential Pairs Sec. 3.5- (bipolar only)
Current Sources and Active
Sec. 4.1-, and
Reference Circuits Sec. and
Output Stages Sec. 5.1-5.2, 5.4-5.4.6
Op Amp Applications and
Sec. 6.1.1-6.1.6, and 6.2
Frequency Response
Sec. 7.1, 7.2.1-7.2.4, 7.3.1-7.3.4 (bipolar only), 7.3.6, and
Return Ratio Sec. 8.8 (bipolar only)
Stability and Compensation Sec. 9.1-9.3, and 9.4.1-9.4.2
The NE5234 Op Amp 6.8, 7.4, and 9.4.5

Laboratory Schedule: (2157/2161 Kemper, Experiments will be posted on line)

Sec. A01
T 4-7pm
Sec. A02
F 12-3pm
Exp. Topic
4/1 4/4 #1 Electronic Test Equipment and Measurements
4/8 4/11 #2 Bipolar Transistors
4/15 4/18 #3 The Amplifier
4/22 4/25 #4 Differential Amplifiers
4/29 5/2 #5 Transistor Current Sources
5/6 5/9 #6 The Operational Amplifier
5/13 5/16 #8 Compensation in Feedback Amplifiers
5/20 5/23 #8 Compensation in Feedback Amplifiers
5/27 5/30 #8 Compensation in Feedback Amplifiers

The scores for the experiments will be weighted in proportion to the time allocated in lab.

Grading: The quizzes will be held on April 17, May 8, and May 29. The midterm exam
will be held on May 15. The final exam will be held on Saturday, June 07 at 8:00 am.

Type Weight
Lab 25%
Quizzes 15%
Final Exam 40%