Electronic Circuits II

Electronics Circuits II is a continuation of Electronics Circuits I. Classes of Amplifiers will be revisited to culminate with Class C Amplifiers from CIRE 1131 to then proceed; to introduce one of the most versatile and widely used electronic devices in linear applications, the operational amplifier or op-amp. Different op-amps will be studied and given the data sheets of the component, its major characteristics will be discussed and compared to those of an ideal op-amp while evaluating their impact on a circuit design. Negative and positive feedback will be explained and used in the design of several op-amp applications such as amplifiers, adders/subtractors, comparators, instrumentation amplifiers, filters, oscillators and waveform generators. Various sensors will be discussed, used and if necessary, signal conditioning will be applied to them in order to carry the electrical signal generated into a microcontroller board such as the Raspberry Pi and/or Arduino. This course is complemented by a lab program, which reinforce skills in electrical measurement and analysis of observed data. The lab experiments will also allow the student to verify principles dealt with during the lecture periods. This course will use the circuit simulation package Proteus and the interactive computer program LabVIEW. This course is configured as 3 hours of lecture and a 2-hour lab per week.