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## ECE 211 - Analog Circuits & Systems

### Last offered Spring 2023

#### Official Description

Concepts from circuit and system analysis: linear systems; review of elementary circuit analysis; op amps; transient analysis; differential equation models of linear circuits and systems; Laplace transform. Course Information: Credit is not given for both ECE 211 and ECE 210. Prerequisite: ECE 110 and PHYS 212; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 285 or MATH 286.

#### Subject Area

• Core Curriculum

#### Description

Introduction to concepts from circuit and system analysis: linear systems, review of elementary circuit analysis, op-amps, Transient analysis, differential equation models of linear circuits and systems, Laplace transform.

#### Notes

Students may not receive credit for both ECE 211 and 210.

#### Goals

First half of ECE 210. Introduces selected aspects of analog signal processing, with major emphasis on circuit analysis, differential equations, and Fourier series.

#### Topics

• Examples of signals and signal processing systems
• Analog linear time-invariant systems
• Circuits and linear systems
• Review of DC circuit analysis: KCL, KVL, dependent sources
• Capacitors and inductors as circuit elements
• Op-amp circuits
• Characterization and solution of LSI systems via linear, constant-coefficient differential equations
• Complex numbers and functions of a complex variable
• Impedance, phasors, and sinusoidal steady-state
• Frequency response and multi-frequency circuits
• Fourier Series

#### Detailed Description and Outline

First half of ECE 210. Introduces selected aspects of analog signal processing, with major emphasis on circuit analysis, differential equations, and Fourier series.

Topics:

• Examples of signals and signal processing systems
• Analog linear time-invariant systems
• Circuits and linear systems
• Review of DC circuit analysis: KCL, KVL, dependent sources
• Capacitors and inductors as circuit elements
• Op-amp circuits
• Characterization and solution of LSI systems via linear, constant-coefficient differential equations
• Complex numbers and functions of a complex variable
• Impedance, phasors, and sinusoidal steady-state
• Frequency response and multi-frequency circuits
• Fourier Series

Students may not receive credit for both ECE 211 and 210.

#### Topical Prerequisites

• Calculus
• Concurrent registration in differential equations
• Physics-based treatment of electricity and magnetism
• Introductory exposure to circuit analysis

#### Texts

E. Kudeki and D. C. Munson, Analog Signals and Systems, Prentice Hall, 2008.

#### ABET Category

Engineering Science: 95%
Engineering Design: 5%

#### Course Goals

ECE 210 is a required 4-hour course for both electrical engineering and computer engineering majors. The goals are to provide a solid foundation in analog signal processing that will serve as a strong base for further study in digital signal processing, communications, remote sensing, control, and electronics. Topics include circuit analysis, continuous- time linear system theory, Laplace and Fourier transforms, AM radio, and basic analog filter design. ECE 211 is the first half of ECE 210 and is taught as a service course for students outside electrical and computer engineering.

#### Instructional Objectives

A. At the time of Exam 1 (after 14 lectures), students should be able to:

• Calculate node voltages and branch currents in linear circuits containing resistors, independent and dependent sources, and operational amplifiers. (1)
• Design simple op amp circuits. (2)
• Sketch voltage and current waveforms (given one, sketch the other) for capacitors and inductors. (1)
• Design simple op amp integrators and differentiators. (2)
• Solve first- and second-order differential equations with constant inputs. (1)
• Manipulate complex numbers and demonstrate an understanding of their meaning. (1)

B. At the time of Exam 2 (after 28 lectures), students should be able to do all of the items under A., plus:

• Understand phasor representation of co-sinusoidal signals and use the method for solving linear differential equations with co-sinusoid inputs. (1)
• Apply the phasor concept to solve circuits for the sinusoidal steady-state response. (1)
• Understand the distinction between instantaneous and average power and use the concept of maximum power transfer. (1, 2)
• Derive and sketch the frequency response of a linear circuit or system. (1)
• Calculate the response of dissipative linear systems to multi-frequency inputs (1)
• Calculate the Fourier series of a periodic signal. (1)
• Apply the Fourier series concept to calculate the output of a system due to a periodic input. (1)
TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Analog Circuits & SystemsB32581LEC21100 - 1150 MTW F  1013 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg Juan Alvarez
Analog Circuits & SystemsC55639LEC21000 - 1050 MTW F  1013 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg Christopher Schmitz
Analog Circuits & SystemsE32620LEC21300 - 1350 MTW F  1015 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg Olga Mironenko
Analog Circuits & SystemsF32660LEC21400 - 1450 MTW F  1013 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg Jonathon Kenneth Schuh