The calendar provides information on the course’s lecture (L), recitation (R), and quiz (Q) sessions.
SES #  TOPICS  KEY DATES 

L1  Lumped abstraction relationship to physics, KVL, KCL  Lab 0 out 
R1  KVL, KCL resistive network analysis  
L2  KVL, KCL example, nodal analysis  Homework 1 out 
R2  Nodal analysis, examples  
L3  Linearity, superposition, Thevenin’s equivalences  Lab 0 due 1 day before L3 
R3  Thevenin and Norton equivalences  
L4  Digital abstraction  Homework 2 out 
R4  Boolean logic, comb. gates review, examples  Homework 1 due 
R4a  Digital logic, gates, examples  Lab 1 out 
L5  MOS switch, S and SR model, MOS gate design  Homework 3 out 
R5  MOS switch resistor (SR) model (cont.)  Homework 2 due 
L6  Nonlinear resistors, networks  
R6  Static power in dig ckts, nonlinear resistors, examples  
L7  Nonlinear resistors, small signal analysis  Homework 4 out 
R7  Nonlinear resistors, small signal examples  Homework 3 due 
L8  Dependent sources, analog amplification  
R8  Dependent sources, amplifiers, operating point analysis, biasing  Lab 1 due 
L9  MOS SCS model and MOS amplifier  Homework 5 out 
R9  Review MOS SCS model, MOS ckts, MOS amplifier  Homework 4 due 
Q1  Quiz 1 (evening)  
R9a  MOS amplifier review  
L10  Amplifier large signal analysis  Homework 6 out 
R10  Review 3term device representations, amplifier inputoutput curves  Homework 5 due 
L11  Amplifier small signal analysis  Lab 2 out 
R11  Amplifier small signal analysis examples  
L12  Amplifier small signal circuit models  Homework 7 out 
R12  Amplifier small signal circuit models and analysis examples  Homework 6 due 
L13  Capacitors, first order circuits, examples  
R13  Inductors and their physics, first order step response, examples  
L14  Intuitive analysis of first order systems, examples  Homework 8 out 
R14  Ramp, step, impulse, superposition  Homework 7 due 
L15  Digital memory, state  Lab 3 out 
R15  Impulse response examples, digital memory arrays  Lab 2 due 
L16  Transients in second order systems  Homework 9 out 
R16 
First order examples Second order examples 
Homework 8 due 
R17 
Second order examples Second order systems with damping 

L17  Second order systems with damping, intuitive analysis  Homework 10 out 
R18 
Damped second order system examples Preview of frequency response 
Homework 9 due 
L18  Sinusoidal steady state analysis, frequency response  Lab 4 out 
Q2  Quiz 2 (evening)  
L19  Impedance methods  Homework 11/12 out 
R19  Review of impedance methods and examples  Homework 10 due 
L20  Filters, Q factor, radio tuner  
R20  Time and frequency domain responses, Q  Lab 3 due 
L21  Opamp abstraction, concept of feedback, noninverting amplifier  
R21  Opamp abstraction, examples and review, inverting amplifier  
L22  Multiple inputs and superposition, integrators, differentiators  
R22  First and second order opamp filters  
L23  Opamp abstraction, feedback, stability, oscillators, clocking  
R23  Special opamp circuits 
Lab 4 due Homework 11/12 due 
L24  Energy and power  
R24  Examples, CMOS, energy and power  
L25  Breaking the abstraction barrier 