ES 231: Electronics I Laboratory

Spring 2011
Section 001 #2896 Laboratory

Instructor: Shahram Marivani

Days: Tuesdays
Time: 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: Salazar Hall, Room 2003
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. in Salazar Hall, Room 2001 (by Dr. Ali Kujoory)
Prerequisite: ES 220 and ES 221
Corequisite: ES 230 or consent of instructor

Office hours: By appointment
Phone: (707) 664-2150
Office location: Salazar 2002
E-Mail: shahram dot marivani at sonoma dot edu

Course description:

This is a practical course intended to provide hands-on experience for the students in performing electronics measurement on basic electronic circuits. The students are encouraged to correlate theory with practical results and to identify reasons for differences between the two results.

Reference Text:

Microelectronic Circuits
Sedra and Smith
Oxford University Press, 6th edition
ISBN 9780195323030

Grading Policy:

Attendance 15%
Lab Reports 40%
Midterm Practicum 20%
Final Practicum 25%

 

I reserve the right to change a grade based on certain subjective factors such as attendance, participation, interest and integrity as a student.

Experiment Schedule:

  1. OSCILLOSCOPES AND FUNCTION GENERATORS
  2. CHARACTERISTICS OF OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS
  3. BASIC APPLICATIONS OF OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS
  4. DIODE CHARACTERSITIC AND THE HALF-WAVE RECTIFIER, Diode Simulation Using ORCAD
  5. FULL-WAVE RECTIFIERS AND POWER SUPPLIES
  6. CLIPPING AND CLAMPING DIODE CIRCUITS
  7. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JUNCTION FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR
  8. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE N-CHANNEL MOSFET TRANSISTOR
  9. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR
  10. DESIGN AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMMON EMITTER AMPLIFIER
  11. DESIGN AND CHARACTERISTICS OF COMMON BASE AND COMMON COLLECTOR AMPLIFIERS
  12. DIGITAL CIRCUIT DESIGN

Tentative day for the midterm practicum is after finishing experiment 5.

Data Sheets:

LM741CN, 1N4001, 1N914, 1N4614, 1N4733A, 1N5221B, 2N3904, 2N3906, 2N5457, 2N7000

Experiment Reports:

Each report is due one week after the completion of the experiment. The reports must be typed or printed. The report format should contain the following:

TITLE PAGE

The TITLE PAGE shall contain your name (all lab partners), name of the experiment, and the date.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This section shall contain and discuss the goals and objectives of the experiment.

PROCEDURE, DATA AND CALCULATIONS

This part shall describe the steps in which the experiment is conducted, components and equipment used and how the data is acquired. The prelab calculations, if any, are also presented here. The reproductions of the graphs and tables into which raw measurements were placed. Calculations, which led to the results, shall also be presented here.

DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

The results shall be interpreted and discussed here. Conclusions shall also be drawn here based on results and discussions.