Electrical and Systems II

Spring 2014

Instructor: Jan Van der Spiegel


Course Overview and Outcomes

              ESE216 is the second course in the Electrical Circuits and Systems sequence (ESE215 - 216). It introduces students to electronics and its use in modern devices and electronic systems. The course will start with discussion of power, filters and frequency response of electric circuits. Laplace transforms will be used to analyze electric circuits and represent network functions. Next, the course will focus on solid-state devices and electronic circuits including amplifiers, diode circuits (small signal model, rectifiers, clamping circuits, etc), the metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOSFET) transistor (operation, equivalent circuits), biasing, DC analysis of amplifier circuits, single stage MOS amplifiers . The final part will introduce the students to high frequency circuit elements such as transmission lines and dipole antennas.

             This course will also make use of computer simulations to verify circuit analysis and design.

              This course has a laboratory component (ESE206) associated with it which is required for ESE students. The laboratory illustrates the concepts covered in the class and gives you the opportunity to get hands on experience. You will learn how to use electronic equipment, build and test several of the circuits discussed in the class, and make use of LabVIEW to automate data gathering and processing. 

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course students will

  • Be able to calculate the power (instantaneous, average, complex) of circuits. (a1*)
  • Analyze the effect of the power factor on transmission losses and propose ways to reduce the losses (power factor correction). (e1*)
  • Describe the frequency response of circuits using network functions and Bode plots (a2*).
  • Use of Laplace transforms to analyze circuits and understand the concept of network functions (a3*).
  • Be able to use the concepts of pole and zeros to synthesize and analyze circuits, such as filters. Understanding the relationship between the frequency and time domains. (a4)
  • Understand the operation and models of diodes and transistor circuits, and have the ability to apply these models to analyze and design electronic circuits including single stage amplifiers. (a5)

In addition, students will learn how to

  • Design electric and electronic circuits according to certain specifications, including filters, diode circuits and amplifiers. (c*)
  • Understand the role of the electric grid and transmission efficiency to reduce losses; understand the concepts of a smart grid. (h1)
  • Use MATLAB to plot complex network functions (k1)
  • Be able to use circuit simulators to analyze electronic circuits with diodes and transistors. (k2)

* Note: a, c. e, hand k refers to the Program Outcomes of the CTE and EE Programs.


ESE 215- Electrical Circuits and Systems I

Lab component: ESE206

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