CEEN 2234: Electronic Circuits Lab I

Catalog Entry (2010-2011):

*Archived*: 2234 Electronic Circuits Lab I(1) Laboratory to accompany CEEN 2220, Electronic Circuits I. Includes circuits with diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, operational amplifiers. Prereq: CEEN 2184; coreq: 2220.


See CEEN 2220 for textbook. Notebook with bound pages.

Laboratory Schedule:

Three hours (150 minutes) once a week.

Course Outcomes:

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Select the proper test instrument to measure circuit and part parameters. (9e,d.)
  2. Assemble electronic circuits from a schematic. (9e.)
  3. Verify the characteristics and parameters of circuits containing signal diodes, rectifier diodes, zener diodes, BJT, MOSFET's and operational amplifiers.(5., 6., 9a,d,e.)
  4. Assemble basic operational amplifier circuits and test them to gain a basic understanding of their operation. (9a,e,g.)
  5. Analyze electronic circuits using computer aid analysis software i.e. Pspice. (4., 9a,f.)
  6. Design a simple electronic circuit from a given set of specifications. (9a,d,e,f,g.)
  7. Formalize the experiment's procedures and results by writing a formal report.(13)

Course Topics (Labs):

  1. Introduction to PSpice.
  2. Terminal Characteristics of a Signal Diode.
  3. Terminal Characteristics of a Zener Diode.
  4. Small Signal Diode Circuits.
  5. Diode Applications, clippers, limiters.
  6. Large Signal Diode Circuits.
  7. BJT Common Base Characteristics.
  8. BJT Common Base Amplifiers.
  9. CE and CC BJT Configured Circuit Analysis
  10. BJT Inverter Analysis
  11. Characteristics of a MOSFET Device.
  12. Design Project.

The Reason this Course is in the Program:

This lab applies skills learned in CEEN 2184 to facilitate experiments with diodes, bipolar transistors, MOSFETs, and operational amplifiers. It also develops skills in the selection of circuits and parts needed to design a circuit to given specifications. A skill required for successful completion of the more advanced courses in both Computer Engineering and Electronics Engineering degree programs. This course also develops advanced measurement techniques with standard test equipment such as the DMM, Oscilloscope, Signal Generator, and Power Supply.

Prepared by:

Robert D. Fladby - January 21, 2001