Coverage: This course is the third of three one-semester courses in electronics. The other two are called Introduction to Electronics (ECE3413) and Intermediate Electronics (ECE3424). Introductory electronics is primarily about basic principles of networks and linear components. Intermediate electronics is primarily about semiconductor devices and non-linear electronics. Advanced electronics is primarily about applications and non-ideal systems. All three courses use circuit simulation software, usually that of pspice.
ECE3434 is an upper level course, and you should expect it to have more demands and expectations than earlier ones in the program sequence.
Personal Communication Devices:
You would not bring a live communication device into a corporate board meeting and expect to keep your job. And you should not do so in this classroom either.
Mississippi State University Honor Code:
In large part homework will not be drawn from the textbook but will exist as postings on this website. It will usually be in a somewhat dynamic state subject to a mix of modifications and changes. Homework exercises from past editions of this course are therefore not likely to be valid, and if solutions from old homework appear, it will imply that the question of academic dishonesty might need to be reviewed, which your professor would rather not have to do.
· Be concise. It is incumbent upon students to practice good report techniques via the homework environment as much as in more formal situations.
submitted homework: (mostly pspice) (1) Go to ECE Home
and click on ‘Intranet’. (2) Login under Intranet.
Look under the ‘Tools/Service’ menu. Find an entry for
‘Homework Submittal’. (3) Click on Homework submittal
and follow the instructions. Submit as .pdf
Scholarship is only part of your profile.
Please turn in neat and good quality work. And turn
it in on time.
The lab is a project drawn from a focused resource on audio amplifiers (G. Randy Slone, High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual, McGraw-Hill, 1999). The project will take the circuit for a 12W power amplifier and develop it into a completed hard-wired unit. This process will require a design cycle and development sequence consisting of analysis, simulation, PC board layout, population of the board, hard-soldering, and testing.
If for some reason you do not feel secure with the pSPICE circuit simulation utility you might take a few moments and walk through these tutorials. They are slow and patient, and will help to get you started and into the more important aspects of pSPICE that are needed for expert circuit simulations:
If you do not have a copy of the student version of pSPICE, go get one at the ORCAD/Cadence (updated) site. It should be a straightforward download and install. If for some reason this copy is not friendly (sometimes also called 'vendor improved') then you can obtain an old reliable copy at pspice(olde)
Tiger mom notes: