ENGEE332-21A (HAM)

Analogue Electronics

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper commences with the analysis and SPICE simulation of diodes. Next comes BJTs and design of single-BJT circuits. Small-signal and large signal operation are considered. Amplifier class and push-pull configuration follow. Darlington and cascode circuits are noted. Concepts of operational amplification and stability of feedback amplifiers are extended to oscillators. We introduce tuned amplifiers. Fitting of SPICE models and the use of SPICE to predict circuit performance is a fundamental strength of the paper.
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Paper Structure

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This paper contains a combination of lectures, laboratory experiments, and "lecture-tutorials".
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Determine the operating point and small-signal performance (gain, port impedances, etc) of BJT circuits
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    Laboratory performance and notebook (1)
    Exam (2)
  • Determine model parameters and fit SPICE models for active devices
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    Laboratory performance and notebook (1)
    Exam (2)
  • Design, build, simulate, and debug simple active circuits.
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    Laboratory performance and notebook (1)
  • Keep an industrial-style laboratory notebook sufficient to establish a paper trail and to permit reconstruction of experiments.
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    Laboratory performance and notebook (1)
  • Anticipate, measure, and allow for non-ideal amplifier dc & ac characteristics
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    Laboratory performance and notebook (1)
    Exam (2)
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Assessment

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Laboratory notebooks may be taken into all assessments, exclusive of loose pages, foldouts, etc. All laboratory notebook pages must be bound and any attachments must be completely glued in place such that excisions and additions would be detectable. The use of A4 1J8 notebooks is mandatory.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Laboratory performance and notebook
50
2. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Sedra, A & Smith, K, Microelectronic Circuits. (6th Edition?) [This is the globally-preferred go-to basic textbook for electronics.]

Horowitz and Hill, The Art of Electronics [This is the no-math, good read for electronics gurus.]

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access pdfs of laboratory problem sheets, assignments, lecture notes and slides, and assessment materials.

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Workload

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The paper schedules 6 contact hours per week for each student for a total of 72 hours. A total of 36 hours is allowed for students to do back reading and online learning on topics covered in lectures, corresponding to about 3 hours per week of personal study. An additional 3-4 hours per week is allowed for catch-up sessions in the laboratory, which is open most of the week. With exam preparation, there is about 150 hours grand total.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGEE231 or ENEL205

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Restricted papers: ENGEE232

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