Electronic Devices and Circuits
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Tuesday & Thursday 2:30pm - 4:00pm
@ Pierce 209
Instructor - Donhee HamGordon McKay Professor of EE and Applied Physics
[office hours] TBD [office] Maxwell-Dworkin 131
[email] email@example.com [tel] 6-9451
Teaching fellow - Sae Kyu Lee
[office hours] Tues 8-10pm [office] Maxwell-Dworkin B121
[email] firstname.lastname@example.org [tel] 6-5033
Design of analog integrated circuits using semiconductor transistors. Topics include:
* Theory of electrical conductivity; metals and semiconductors;
* The physics of semiconductors;
* Principles of pn junctions, bipolar transistors, and field-effect transistors;
* Bias circuits & active loads;
* Single- and multi-stage amplifiers;
* Operational amplifiers;
* Feedback and stability; frequency response;
* The physics of noise;
* Noise analysis (input referred noise and noise figure);
* Switched capacitor circuits; comparators (if time permits);
* Data coverters (if time permits).
Familiarity with differential equations and Fourier analysis (Applied Math 21b or Math 21b); familiarity with electric charges and fields (Physics 11b or 15b)
Each weekly set of assignments will be handed out in class, and also will be posted here.
* HW #1
* HW #2
* HW #3
* HW #4
* HW #5
* HW #6
* HW #7
* HW #8
* HW #9
Course Materials, Reference, etc.
There is no textbook. Copies of lecture notes will be handed out.
(Reference) Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2001.
* Hspice tutorial
* Hspice manual
* Hspice quick reference
Grading will be based on homework:
* Homework (100%): Homework problems will be on analysis, simulation, and design of circuits. Your solutions need not be wordy, but you should detail your reasoning. If we can't figure out what you did, your points will not be high.
* Late grading policy: Each weekly set of homework problems will be handed out in class on each Thursday, due 2:25pm sharp next Thursday at the black drop box outside my office (Maxwell-Dworkin Room 131). Late work will be reduced 25% per week. There is no exception to this rule, other than University-established emergency cases (a letter from authorized official is required). This late grading policy will be strictly enforced for fairness to all.
* Cooperation policy: For problems that do not say "no collaboration allowed", cooperation is permitted, but you should turn in your own homework --- You can discuss these problem with other students taking the course, but final solutions should not be exchanged. You should make it sure that you understand the solution you turn in, and write up the solution in your own words. Basic guideline is not to take undue advantage of any other student. There will be problems that will say "no collaboration allowed"; you should work out these problems on your own, without discussing them with other students.
Donhee Ham Lab
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Donhee Ham Lab, Maxwell-Dworkin Laboratory, Harvard U,
33 Oxford Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138
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