ECE 342 SUMMER 2021
Instructor
José SchuttAiné – 5042 ECEB (jesa@illinois.edu)
Class Time
9:00 am9:50 am, MTWRF
Teaching Assistant
Thong
Nguyen (tnnguye3@illinois.edu)
Textbook
Sedra and Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford, 8^{th}
Edition.
Web Pages
The course web page is at http://courses.engr.illinois.edu/ece342.
Piazza page: http://piazza.com/illinois/summer2021/ece342
Virtual meeting room
for TA office hour: click
here
Virtual meeting
room for Instructor office hour: click
here
Grading Policy
Homework and Quizzes 20% of total
Midterm Exams 40% of total
Final Exam 40% of total
Homework Policy
Homework will be assigned twice a week and will be due on Tuesday
and Friday. Homework must be uploaded by 5 pm at the web site assigned for the
course.
Late homework will not be accepted. Homework solutions will be posted on the
class web page on the day after the due date.
Office Hours
Jose SchuttAine  Wednesday 34 pm
Thong Nguyen  Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Midterm Exams
Midterm Exam 1: Friday, July 2, 9:00 – 9:50 am
Midterm Exam 2: Friday, July 30, 9:00 – 9:50 am
Final Exam
Friday, August 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Syllabus
for ECE 342 Summer 2021 (Prof. Jose
SchuttAine)
Lec. 
Day 
Date 

Topic 
S&S 8^{th}
Ed 
1 
M 
6/14/21 

Review of KCL, KVL,
Thevenin and Norton theorems 
1.11.5 
2 
T 
6/15/21 

Large and small
signal concepts 
1.6 
3 
W 
6/16/21 

PN Junction and Diode 
4.14.2 
4 
Th 
6/17/21 

Diode models 
4.34.6 
5 
F 
6/18/21 

Diode applications 
4.5 
6 
M 
6/21/21 

MOS technology and
terminal behavior 
5.1–5.2 
7 
T 
6/22/21 

DC analysis of
circuits with MOSFETs 
5.3 
8 
W 
6/23/21 

Small signal model
for MOSFETS 
7.17.2 
9 
Th 
6/24/21 

Common source (CS)
amplifier 
7.3 
10 
F 
6/25/21 

CS amplifier 
7.3 
11 
M 
6/28/21 

CS amplifier 
7.3 
12 
T 
6/29/21 

CS amplifier 
7.3 
13 
W 
6/30/21 

Common gate (CG) and
common drain (CD) amplifiers 
7.3 
14 
Th 
7/1/21 

Bipolar junction
transistors (BJT) – Regions of operation 
6.16.2 

F 
7/2/21 

Exam 1 


M 
7/5/21 

INDEPENDENCE DAY OBSERVANCE  NO CLASS 

15 
T 
7/6/21 

DC analysis of BJT
amplifiers 
6.3 
16 
W 
7/7/21 

Smallsignal model
for BJTs 
7.2 
17 
Th 
7/8/21 

CommonEmitter (CE)
amplifier 
7.3 
18 
F 
7/9/21 

CE amplifier with
degeneration 
7.3 
19 
M 
7/12/21 

Common base (CB) and
common collector (CC) amps 
7.3 
20 
T 
7/13/21 

Frequency response 
Transfer functions 
10.1 
21 
W 
7/14/21 

Complex number Bode plots

10.1 
22 
Th 
7/15/21 

Transistor intrinsic capacitors

10.2 
23 
F 
7/16/21 

Miller’s theorem –
Open circuit time constant 
10.3 
24 
M 
7/19/21 

Frequency response of CE and CS amplifiers

10.3 
25 
T 
7/20/21 

Frequency response of
CB/CG and cascaded CE/CS amps 
10.3 
26 
W 
7/21/21 

Frequency response of
CB/CG and cascaded CE/CS amps 
10.3 
27 
Th 
7/22/21 

Introduction to
feedback 
11.111.2 
28 
F 
7/23/21 

Feedback topologies 
11.311.5 
29 
M 
7/26/21 

Feedback – Stability
analysis and examples 
11.7 
30 
T 
7/27/21 

Operational
Amplifiers 
2.12.4 
31 
W 
7/28/21 

Operational
Amplifiers 
2.7 
32 
Th 
7/29/21 

CMOS 
16.1 

F 
7/30/21 

Exam 2 

33 
M 
8/2/21 

CMOS logic 
16.216.3 
34 
T 
8/3/21 

RC delay model for
CMOS inverter 
17.1 
35 
W 
8/4/21 

Transistor sizing 
17.2 
36 
Th 
8/5/21 

Review 


F 
8/6/21 

Final Exam 
