Course Outline (F2023)

ELE504: Electronic Circuits II

Instructor(s)Dr. Mike Kassam [Coordinator]
Office: ENG470
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 556103
Office Hours: Refer to Course Webpage (D2L)
Calendar DescriptionAdvanced course on the analysis and design of electronic circuits. Topics include non-ideal Op-Amp amplifier characteristics, practical amplifier designs, linear/non-linear Op-Amp circuits, filters and tuned amplifiers, oscillators, signal generators, power output stages, etc. Circuit applications to such areas as instrumentation, signal processing and conditioning, and control are considered. Key design concepts are experienced through laboratory work and a major design project, use of electronic circuit simulation tools, and solving design problems.
PrerequisitesELE 404 and CEN 199




Compulsory Text(s):
  1. Microelectronic Circuits, Sedra and Smith, 6th, 7th or 8th edition, Oxford University Press. (Same textbook as was required for ELE404 course)
Reference Text(s):
  1. Operational Amplifiers with Linear Integrated Circuits, 4th edition, Stanley, Prentice- Hall.
  2. Basic Operational Amplifier and Linear Integrated Circuits, Floyd and Buchla, 2nd Edition.
Learning Objectives (Indicators)  

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. Analyze, design and implement use of Op-Amp based linear/non-linear electronic circuits to solve engineering problems. Understand, and effectively use, engineering principles and theories to formulate design problems (issues) based on the required specifications and/or functionalities. (4a), (4b)
  2. Use analysis, modeling and design simulation/development tools to seek, and decide on, optimal design solution(s). (4c)
  3. Use of engineering tool (MultiSim Electronics Circuit Simulator) to allow verification of design/problem analysis through use of real devices’ simulation models. (5a)
  4. Demonstrate the main design features of the Major-Project and answer critical and project specific questions during project demo and oral sessions. Write a formal technical report (following the prescribed template and guidelines) reflecting the design process used for the Major Project (MP), where all the reports are evaluated based on their completeness, technical content and proper use of the English language. (7a)

NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

Course Organization

3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
2.0 hours of lab per week for 12 weeks
0.0 hours of tutorial per week for 12 weeks

Teaching AssistantsTeaching Assistant (TA) for each lab section will be listed on D2L course webpage.
Course Evaluation
Midterm Exam 25 %
Final Exam 40 %
Lab 1 3 %
Lab 2 3 %
Lab 3 3 %
Major Project (MP) 14 %
Lab 4 3 %
Lab 5 3 %
Lab 6 3 %
Lab 7 3 %
TOTAL:100 %

Note: In order for a student to pass a course, a minimum overall course mark of 50% must be obtained. In addition, for courses that have both "Theory and Laboratory" components, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section above for details on the Theory and Laboratory components (if applicable).

ExaminationsMidterm Exam in Week 7 during class hours for 1hr:50min., closed book (covers course materials in Weeks 1 to 6/7).
 Final Exam, 3hrs duration, closed-book (covers course materials from Weeks 1 to 13).
Other Evaluation InformationMidterm Exam:- A single Midterm Exam will be held. No make-up exam will be provided for missing the Midterm Exam for a valid reason, instead its weight will be shifted to the Final Exam for eligible cases.  
 Labs & Major Project(MP):- The Pre-Lab (Analysis & Simulations) for each lab and Major Project Milestones are to be done INDIVIDUALLY and submitted by each student via D2L, whereas the In-Lab work will be done in LAB GROUPS of up to 2 students per Lab Group and the weekly Lab Report is to be done and submitted as a GROUP. The specific deliverables and Lab/MP marking schemes are provided in each Lab/MP description available on the ELE504 course website (D2L).
 Missed In-Lab Work:- A student who misses any scheduled In-Lab work for a valid reason (per Policy 167) will be given a make-up opportunity to complete the missed In-Lab work on their own based on the student's own Pre-Lab assignment, and followed with the required Lab Report submission by the student. The make-up lab schedule will be arranged by the Instructor on a case by case basis.  
Teaching MethodsThe lecture and labs will be 100% in-person.  Past lecture notes will be made available on D2L.
Other Information(1) LAB KIT: ELE504 lab kit should be purchased individually, and not per lab group. Most of the Labs/MP will require some components from your previous ELE404 Kit to supplement the ELE504 Kit. labs/MP. It is each student's responsibility to have all required circuit components available prior to the start of each lab.
 (2) MULTISIM:  Students are required to ONLY use the Department's licensed V14.2 version (or the most recent version) of the MultiSIM Simulator. Zero mark will be awarded for the Lab/MP submission that uses either an incorrect version, or the on-line freeware version, of MultiSIM. Download instructions are posted on the ELE504 course website (D2L). There is no charge to the student for use of this licensed version of MultiSIM. 

Course Content



Chapters /

Topic, description

1 - 3


Chapter 2: Operational Amplifiers (Op-Amp)  
 Ideal Op-Amp and Applications review (Section 2.1-2.3)
 Difference Amplifiers (Section 2.4)
 Non-Ideal Op-Amp (Sections 2.6-2.8)
   - DC imperfections
   - Finite open-loop gains and bandwidths
   - Large signal operations
 Integrators and Differentiators (Section 2.5)
 Practical Applications (notes)



Chapters 4 and 18: Waveform Shaping Circuits
 Section 18.4: Bistable Multivibrators
 Section 18.5: Square and Triangular waveform generations
 Section 4.5: Basic Rectifier and Superdiode
 Notes: Precision Rectifier Circuits
 Sections 18.6-7: Pulse Generation and Integrated-Circuit Timers
 Notes: Practical Applications



Midterm Exam



Chapter 18: Signal Generation
 Section 18.1: Oscillation principles
 Section 18.2: Op-amp-RC Oscillators
 Section 18.3: LC and Crystal Oscillators
 Notes: Practical Applications



Chapter 17: Active Filters
 Section 17.1-2: Filter Concepts
 Section 17.3: Notes: Butterworth and Chebyshev Filters
 Section 17.4: Notes: Filter Design Implementation using second order Sallen Key Circuits
 Section 17.9: Sensitivity analysis



Suppl. Notes: Single-Supply Op-Amps
 Circuit Design Techniques



Chapter 11: Power Output Stages for Op-Amp Amplifiers
 Section 11.1: Class A
 Section 11.3: Class B
 Section 11.4: and notes Class AB

Laboratory(L)/Tutorials(T)/Activity(A) Schedule






No Lab Scheduled. Each lab group should purchase the ELE504 Lab KIT before the next lab. Refer to D2L.



L1: Select Op-Amp Circuits (Review)



L2: Part I - Non-ideal Op-Amp Characteristics



L3: Part II - Practical Audio Amplifier Design



MP (Major Project): Design of Voltage Controlled Frequency Generator (VCFG)



L4: Precision Rectifier Circuits



L5: Part I - 555 Timer Circuits - Monostable & Astable Applications



L6: Part II - Oscillator Circuits



L7: Active Filter Designs

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