Department of Computer Science, National Chiao-Tung University

DCP 3527 Electronics (I)

Ÿ             Time of Offering: Fall Term, 2007

Ÿ             Level: Undergraduate, Second Year

­             Mandatory for students in Systems Design program

­             Elective for students in other programs

Ÿ             Instructors

­             Prof. John Kar-Kin Zao (邵家健)

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­             Office: MIRC412/EC527 (電資大樓412/工三館 527)

­             Phone: Ext31470/54731 

­             Lab: Pervasive Embedded Technology (PET) Laboratory

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­             Prof. Wen-Hsiao Peng (彭文孝)

­             E-mail:

­             Office: EC431 (工三館 431)

­             Phone: Ext56625

­             Lab: Multimedia Architecture and Processing Laboratory (MAPL)

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Ÿ             Course Homepage


Ÿ             Lectures

­             Before 9/24

­             The course meets on Mondays from 3:40pm to 5:30pm and Thursdays from 10:10am to 12:00pm, in EC 022 (Prof. Peng) and計中國際會議廳 (Prof. Zao).


­             After 9/24

­             The course meets on Mondays from 3:40pm to 5:30pm and Thursdays from 10:10am to 12:00pm, in ED 027 (Prof. Peng) and ED 117 (Prof. Zao).

Ÿ             Course Outline

­             (4 weeks) Basic Signal, System and Circuit Analysis

w            Basic Concepts of Signals and Systems.

w            Time Domain vs. Frequency Domain Analyses.

w            Basic Concepts of Electrical Circuits.

w            Laplace Transform and Applications in Electrical Circuit Analysis

­             (4 weeks) Electronic Devices

w            Basic Semiconductor Physics, Device I-V Characteristic and Models.

w            Semiconductor Diodes

w            Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFET)

w            Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT) (optional)

­             (6 weeks) Single Transistor Amplifier

w            Basic Concepts of Amplifiers

w            Single Transistor Amplifier with MOSFET

w            Single Transistor Amplifier with BJT (optional)

­             (Optional 2 weeks) Operational Amplifiers (OP-AMP)

w            Ideal OP-AMP Models

w            Simple Applications

Ÿ             Text Book

­             Lecture Notes on Basic Electronics for Computer Science Students

w            Edited by Prof. John Kar-kin Zao (邵家健), Prof. Wen-Hsiao Peng (彭文孝), 邱俊瑋 (資工3A), 馬燕雲 (資工3A), 徐瑜謙 (資工3B), 吳思賢 (資工3A), 蕭禕涵 (資工)

­             Adel S. Sedra and Kenneth C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford University Press, 5th edition, 2004. (ISBN:0195142527)

Ÿ             Reference Books

­             J. Millman and A. Grabel, Microelectronics, McGraw-Hill, 2nd Edition, 1988. (ISBN: 007100596X)

­             G. Carlson, Signal and Linear System Analysis, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1998. (ISBN: 0471124656)

­             J. O’Malley, Schaum’s Outline Series: Theory and Problems of Basic Circuit Analysis, 2nd Edition, McGraw-HILL, 1992. (ISBN: 0070478244)

­             J. Cathey, Schaum’s Outline Series: Electronic Devices and Circuits, 2nd Edition, McGraw-HILL, 1989. (ISBN: 0070102740)

Ÿ             Grading Policy

­             30% Homework:

w            2 P-Spice Simulations Experiments and Reports.

w            1 Written Assignment.

­             30% Mid-term Examination (closed book)

­             40% Final Examination (TBD, closed book)

Ÿ             Office Hours

­             Appointments can be made through e-mail before hand.

Ÿ             Teaching Assistant

­             TBD

Ÿ             Miscellaneous

w            TBD