EECS 170LC Electronics III Laboratory (2017-2018)

EECS 170LC Electronics III Laboratory

(Required for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 170LC Electronics III Laboratory (Credit Units: 1) Laboratory accompanying EECS 170C to provide hands-on training in design of digital/analog circuits/subsystems. Corequisite: EECS170C. Prerequisite: EECS170B, EECS170LB. Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollmen. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
  • Gray, Hurst, Lewis, & Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  • Green, Michael, Electronics III Laboratory Manual.
Michael M Green
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Master HSPICE.

2. Use HSPICE to do DC and AC analysis of multi-stage amplifiers for BJT and MOSFET.

3. Describe the basic circuit design process by design, simulation, implementation, and testing of a given circuit.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Understanding of electric circuit analysis.
  • Understanding of basic semiconductor device principles.
  • Modeling and analysis of electrical networks.
  • Basic network theorems.
  • Sinusoidal steady state and transient analysis of RLC networks and the impedance concepts.
Lecture Topics:
  • MOSFET device behavior and modeling
  • Operation of single-transistor amplifiers
  • Input & output resistances/multi-stage amplification
  • Operation of differential amplifiers
  • Operation of a BJT operational amplifier
  • Transistor fT/frequency response of amplifier stages
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory 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 laboratory experiments are largely "design-based," where students have to choose from a variety of component values and circuit configurations to achieve a specific function, suitable biasing conditions, input/output voltage and/or current specifications, and overall circuit operating characteristics which are specified as the "design objectives and criteria." This approach is followed for most of this quarters lab experiments.

Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 100%
Grading Criteria:
  • Lab reports: 50%
  • Lab participation: 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr