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ES3 Intro to Electrical Systems w/ Lab
Definitions of circuit elements, fundamental laws, selected network theorems, controlled sources, introduction to the oscilloscope, energy and power, natural response and complete response of first order circuits, steady state sinusoidal behavior, algebra of complex numbers, phasors, impedance, average and reactive power, introduction to analog and digital systems, frequency response and filters, measurements and instrumentation, introduction to computer applications for circuit analysis and design. Associated laboratory project work.

EE21 Electronics I w/ Lab
Characteristics of the operational amplifier; amplifiers and active filters using the operational amplifier; analysis and design of filters using phasors; characteristics of junction diodes, analysis and design of diode circuits; field-effect transistors, MOSFET device operation, small-signal models and the low-frequency analysis of transistor amplifiers; Elementary MOS amplifier configurations. Associated laboratory work.

EE31 Junior Design w/ Lab
Junior level team project with ECE faculty direction and guidance. Intro. of the engineering method: concept, planning and analysis, design, test. Integration of theoretical concepts from circuit theory, digital and analog electronics, signal processing, engineering economics, and engineering design practices to deliver a working prototype. Use of microcontroller and peripherals, ADCs, digital signal-processors, memory and computer aided design tools. Students are expected to provide schedules, schematics and specifications; build prototypes; project presentations, and deliver a working system.

EE103 Intro to VLSI Systems
An introduction to CMOS VLSI design. Topics include the structure of the MOS transistor, theory of operation, microfabrication methods, CMOS circuit design, digital subsystem design, the PLA and finite state machines, introduction to memory design, system timing techniques. Students will design a digital circuit of modest complexity.

EE147 Analog & Mixed Signal CMOS Design
Practical and theoretical aspects of analog and mixed-signal MOS IC design. Basic building blocks including current sources, gain stages, and two-stage opamps. Opamp circuit feedback and noise modeling. Switched capacitor (SC) circuits from Z-transform, sample hold circuit, SC filters, and SC gain circuit. Noise and nonlinear effects in SC circuits. Component matching, layout of analog building blocks. Fundamentals of data converters.

EE194 Special Topics: Wearable System Design and Engineering
Essential building blocks of portable wearable systems. Battery and power management, sensors and analog signal interface and acquisition, audio processing, and wireless system applications and technologies for wearable systems. Industry trends in sensor fusion, capacitive sensing, and system-on-chip RF integration for wearables are explored. Rapid prototyping and validation of embedded systems.

EE194 Special Topics: Bioelectronics
A seminar course exploring emerging devices and circuits for non-invasive biomedical microsystems, including imagers, brain-machine interfaces, and bio-inspired circuits. Students will lead discussions in class on research literature in several related disciplines. Focus on non-invasive instrumentation for physiological monitoring, including electrode/sensor interfaces, wireless interfacing, signal processing, power delivery and energy scavenging for long duration, autonomous operation.

EE249 Devices and Circuits for Optical Communications
Underlying principles and integrated circuit design techniques for optical communication systems (fiber-based and free-space). Optoelectronic device operation, receiver circuit fundamentals, noise analysis, transimpedance amplifiers, lasers and modulators, driver circuits, and clock/data recovery circuit blocks. Opto-electronic integration methods, modulation schemes, system-level simulation, and applications to problems in broadband communication and frequency-domain optical imaging are also presented. Projects employing VLSI CAD software.