Apply basic knowledge of Kirchhoff’s Laws and complex impedance to determine the transfer function of an operational amplifier (op amp) circuit.
Read and analyze a manufacturer's data sheet for an op amp.
Demonstrate the ability to solder.
Design, construct and test a dual power supply that satisfies a set of electrical requirements and safety standards. Document the results in a written report. Use and maintain this power supply for the remainder of the semester.
Use the Analog Discovery (PC based oscilloscope, network analyzer, Bode plotter, FFT) to measure circuit performance and demonstrate mastery.
Analyze measurements to determine if a circuit is working properly. Learn how to trouble shoot a malfunctioning circuit and correct the problem.
Design, construct and test a high frequency buffer amplifier on a printer circuit board.
Define and explain the consequences of the following parameters relative to the performance of an op amp: small signal gain, large signal gain, gain bandwidth product, slew rate, input offset voltage, input bias current, output impedance, noise and harmonic distortion.
Construct and demonstrate (on a breadboard) the following circuits: integrator, differentiator, high/low/band pass filter, differential amp, instrumentation amp, voltage to current converter, voltage to frequency converter, optical receiver, constant current source, and audio amp.