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Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

EET 212W Op Amp and Integrated Circuit Electronics (4) Analysis and design of amplifier, rectifier, filter, comparator, oscillator, and other practical circuits using op amps and integrated circuit devices.

EET 212W Op Amp and Integrated Circuit Electronics (4)

EET 212W provides students with a basic understanding of the operation and functions of general-purpose linear and non-linear electronic circuits typically found in industrial applications. The course provides background on the basic operating characteristics of key semiconductor devices (diodes, transistors, FETs, etc.); however, the emphasis is on the operation, analysis, design, and application of circuits that use op-amp's and various linear integrated circuit devices to perform typical electronic functions. Topics covered include:
- Open- and closed-loop amplifier operation and feedback concepts
- Inverting, non-inverting, differential, and instrumentation amplifiers
- Summers, comparators, clippers, clampers, and function generator circuits
- Integrators and differential circuits
- Filter and oscillator circuits
- Rectifier and regulator circuits

The course will emphasize the concepts, principles, procedures, models, and computations used by engineers and technologists to analyze, select, specify, test, maintain, and design modern electronic systems. Particular emphasis will be given to circuits and applications prevalent in modern instrumentation and control systems. Modeling detail and the sophistication of mathematical analyses will emphasize the application of standard methods with the aid of computers.

Lectures will be supported by laboratory exercises in which students will investigate actual operating characteristics of devices and circuits explained in the classroom. Lab activities will emphasize comparisons of theoretical and actual performance. Students will also be expected to develop proficiency making electronic circuit measurements using standard laboratory instruments. Laboratory activities will also form the basis for the "W" designation assigned to this course. Students will be required to use standard analysis and reporting tools to prepare formal, written laboratory reports for a substantial portion of all laboratory activities undertaken in the class. Reports will be graded based both on their technical and grammatical quality and on their professionalism.

A complete understanding of the electronic circuits covered in this course requires the use of computers. Thus, students in EET 212W will be required to use computers in both class and laboratory exercises to model and simulate the relevant performance of circuits studied.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: EET 114, ENGL 015, MATH 022 orMATH 040 orMATH 082

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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