EECS 215: Introduction to Electronic Circuits

Recent Instructors: (Varies) Prof. Cindy Finelli, Prof. Ehsan Afshari, Prof. Pei Zhang, Prof. Fred Terry, Prof. David Wentzloff

As the entry course into the EE and CE degree programs, EECS 215 not only introduces the student to the world of electronic circuits, it also provides previews of many related specialties, including IC fabrication, micromechanical sensors and actuators, display technologies, nanocapacitors, and hard disk drives.

The six lab experiments are intended to give the student direct hands-on experience with building circuits, making measurements, and analyzing their results.

Lab 1: DC Circuits
Lab 2: AC Circuits
Lab 3: Op Amps
Lab 4: Transients
Lab 5: Filter Frequency Response
Lab 6: Audio System

Additional Information
Using Multisim, a student will be able to create a circuit of almost any complexity, excite it with pulses, sinusoids, or other waveforms, and then observe its output response. Multisim is an invaluable tool for designing amplifiers, frequency filters, logic circuits, etc.

Textbooks vary each semester; please check Wolverine Access for specific details for your semester and section.

Chapter 1: Circuit Terminology
Chapter 2: Resistive Circuits
Chapter 3: Analysis Techniques
Chapter 4: Operational Amplifiers
Chapter 5: RC and RL First-Order Circuits
Chapter 6: RLC Circuits
Chapter 7: AC Analysis
Chapter 8: AC Power
Chapter 9: Frequency Response of Circuits and Filters

Cell Phone block diagram
Schematic of LCD operation
Complete power-supply circuit
Three-stage lowpass filter and corresponding transfer functions
Line spectra for pulse trains with T/t = 5, 10, and 20