This section contains the course's reading assignments, which refer to the required textbook:

Buy at Amazon Agarwal, Anant, and Jeffrey H. Lang. Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Elsevier, July 2005. ISBN: 9781558607354.

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Elsevier companion site: supplementary sections and examples

Readings with an asterisk (*) provide key intuitive analyses.

L1 Lumped abstraction relationship to physics, KVL, KCL Chapter 1
R1 KVL, KCL resistive network analysis Chapter 2.1-2.5, 2.4*
L2 KVL, KCL example, nodal analysis Chapter 3.1-3.3
R2 Nodal analysis, examples Chapter 3.1-3.3
L3 Linearity, superposition, Thevenin's equivalences Chapter 3.5-3.6
R3 Thevenin and Norton equivalences Chapter 3.5-3.6
L4 Digital abstraction Chapter 5.1-5.4
R4 Boolean logic, comb. gates review, examples Chapter 5.1-5.4, 5.6-5.7
R4a Digital logic, gates, examples Chapter 5.1-5.4, 5.6-5.7
L5 MOS switch, S and SR model, MOS gate design Chapter 6.1-6.8
R5 MOS switch resistor (SR) model (cont.) Chapter 6.1-6.8
L6 Nonlinear resistors, networks Chapter 4.1-4.3
R6 Static power in dig ckts, nonlinear resistors, examples Chapter 4.1-4.3
L7 Nonlinear resistors, small signal analysis Chapter 4.5
R7 Nonlinear resistors, small signal examples Chapter 4.5
L8 Dependent sources, analog amplification Chapters 2.6, 7.1-7.2
R8 Dependent sources, amplifiers, operating point analysis, biasing Chapters 2.6, 7.1-7.2
L9 MOS SCS model and MOS amplifier Chapter 7.3-7.5
R9 Review MOS SCS model, MOS ckts, MOS amplifier Chapter 7.3-7.5
Q1 Quiz 1 (evening)  
R9a MOS amplifier review Chapter 7.5
L10 Amplifier large signal analysis Chapter 7.6-7.7
R10 Review 3-term device representations, amplifier input-output curves Chapter 7.6-7.7
L11 Amplifier small signal analysis Chapter 8.1-8.2
R11 Amplifier small signal analysis examples Chapter 8.1-8.2
L12 Amplifier small signal circuit models Chapter 8.2.1-8.2.4
R12 Amplifier small signal circuit models and analysis examples Chapter 8.2.1-8.2.4
L13 Capacitors, first order circuits, examples Chapters 9.1, 10.1
R13 Inductors and their physics, first order step response, examples Chapter 10.2
L14 Intuitive analysis of first order systems, examples Chapter 10.3*, 10.4
R14 Ramp, step, impulse, superposition Chapters 9.4.2-9.4.3, 10.6
L15 Digital memory, state Chapter 10.5.3, 10.6.3-10.6.4*
R15 Impulse response examples, digital memory arrays Chapter 10.5.3, 10.6.3-10.6.4*
L16 Transients in second order systems Chapter 12.1

First order examples

Second order examples

Chapter 12.1

Second order examples

Second order systems with damping

Chapter 12.2, 12.5, 12.7*
L17 Second order systems with damping, intuitive analysis Chapter 12.2, 12.5, 12.7*

Damped second order system examples

Preview of frequency response

Chapter 12.2, 12.5, 12.7*
L18 Sinusoidal steady state analysis, frequency response Chapter 13.1-13.2
Q2 Quiz 2 (evening)  
L19 Impedance methods Chapter 13.3-13.4.2, 13.4.2*
R19 Review of impedance methods and examples Chapter 13.3-13.4.2*
L20 Filters, Q factor, radio tuner Chapter 13.5, 14.5
R20 Time and frequency domain responses, Q Chapter 13.6
L21 Op-amp abstraction, concept of feedback, noninverting amplifier Chapter 15.1-15.4
R21 Op-amp abstraction, examples and review, inverting amplifier Chapter 15.1-15.4
L22 Multiple inputs and superposition, integrators, differentiators Chapter 15.5-15.6.2
R22 First and second order op-amp filters Chapter 15.6.3-15.6.5
L23 Op-amp abstraction, feedback, stability, oscillators, clocking Chapter 15.7-15.8
R23 Special op-amp circuits Chapter 15.5-15.8
L24 Energy and power Chapter 11.1-11.3
R24 Examples, CMOS, energy and power Chapter 11.5
L25 Breaking the abstraction barrier