ENGR 337: Analog Electronics, Spring 2018

Dr. Yiyan Li, Office hours: Monday and Friday during 10:10 – 11:20, 13:30 – 14:10, and 15:35 – 17:00, starting Jan 8.

Lectures/videos/notes/Homework assignments/due dates

Current Grades


1. Basic Information

Time & Place:

Lecture: 1/8/18 – 4/27/18, MWF 9:05 am – 10:00 am, SFH 711.

Lab: 1/8/18 – 4/27/18, T 8:00 am – 11:05 am, SFH 760 (section 1); T 14:30 am – 17:35 am, SFH 760 (section 2).


The mandatory final for this class is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24th, 7:30 a.m. in your regularly scheduled classroom.

4.000 Credits.


Yiyan Li: SFH 2755B, yiyanli185@gmail.com, yli@fortlewis.edu

Course Website:


Lab Website: http://www.yilectronics.com/Courses/ENGR337L/ENGR337L_2018s/ENGR337L_s2018.html

2. Course Overview

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of analog circuits, including analysis and design. The lecture starts with an introduction to electronics, then introduces signals, bandwidth, amplifiers, diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and MOSFETs. The second half of the semester will focus on using these electronic devices to design analog integrated circuits.

3. Course Topics

a) Semiconductor physics and electronic devices.

b) Diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETs.

c) Amplifiers.

d) Analog integrated circuits.

e) CMOS integrated circuits.

4. Course Outcomes

Students completing this course should be able to:

a) Analyze and design basic op–amp circuits including inverting, non–inverting, and integrator topologies.

b) Identify the currents, and how they change with applied potentials, flowing through a semiconductor, diode, and transistor.

c) Discuss the movement of electrons and holes in a semiconductor device under various operating conditions.

d) Analyze and design diode circuits including clipping/clamping, rectification, and regulation circuits.

e) Analyze transistor amplifier circuits including operating point, small–signal gain, and large–signal operating range.

f) Design transistor amplifier circuits for a required gain, input/output impedance, and/or operating voltage.

g) Use SPICE to simulate the operation of diode and transistor circuits.


Undergraduate level ENGR 104 Minimum Grade of C- and Undergraduate level ENGR 201 Minimum Grade of C-.

6. Textbook

Adel Sedra, Kenneth Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, Theory and Applications, 7th edition. (required). (To get an additional 20% off of the OUP course materials, please visit www.oup.com/us/he and enter discount code DELLIBO2017).

R. Jacob Baker, CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, 3rd Edition (Recommended).

7. Grading

20% Homework/Quizzes

20% Midterm

20% Lab Reports

10% Project

30% Final

8. Policies

No laptops, Internet appliances (e.g. Kindle, Nook, Ipad, etc.), smart phones, may be used during lectures or exams.

Exam and quiz are close book close notes if not specified.

The final exam will not be returned at the end of the semester, not even temporarily for you to review.

Regularly being tardy for lectures, leaving in the middle of lectures, or earlier from lectures is unacceptable without prior consent of the instructor.

Cheating or plagiarism will result in an automatic F grade in the course (so do your own homework and projects!).


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