EECS 170C Electronics III (2014-2015)

EECS 170C Electronics III

(Required for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 170C Electronics III (Credit Units: 4) Principles of operation, design, and utilization of integrated circuit modules, including multi-stage amplifiers, operational amplifiers and logic circuits. Corequisite: EECS170LC. Prerequisite: EECS170B, EECS170LB . Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0195323030.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470245996.

Recommended Textbook:
Michael M Green
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC b, EAC c.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Analyze and design BJT and MOSFET circuits using large and small signal models under D.C. and A.C. conditions. (EAC a, EAC b)

2. Analyze and design multistage and differential amplifiers using BJTs and MOSFETs with current source and active loads. (EAC b, EAC c)

3. Analyze and design amplifiers operating at high frequency. (EAC b)

4. Describe the basic operation and topology of feedback amplifiers. (EAC c)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Understanding of electric circuit analysis.
  • Understanding of basic semiconductor device operation principles.
  • Familiar with modeling and analysis techniques of electrical networks.
  • Sinusoidal steady state and transient analysis of RLC networks and the impedance concepts.
  • Basic operation principles of transistor amplifiers and their models.
Lecture Topics:

The lecture covers the essential large and small signal models of MOSFETs and BJTs, the multi-stage amplifier configurations such as cascade, cascode and differential amplifiers of MOS and BJT, high frequency characteristics of MOSFET and BJT amplifiers, and characteristics of feedback amplifiers. Total lecture hours (30).

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

The course material is oriented towards problem solving and design oriented. This is reflected in the choice of lecture material, examples and homework. Essential concepts are illustrated through a problem solving approach using examples with design flavor. The lecture materials are closely related to the laboratory simulation using HSPICE

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 15%
  • Midterm exam 1: 25%
  • Midterm exam 2: 25%
  • Final exam: 35%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr