Professor: David Allstot, allstot@berkeley.edu, Office: 564 Cory
GSIs:
PiFeng Chiu, pfchiu@eecs.berkeley.edu (10 hr GSI)  Mon/Tues Labs
Luke Calderin, lcalderin@berkeley.edu (10 hr GSI)  Discussions, Wed Lab
Objective:
Provide a basic understanding of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits:
 Ideal and nonideal Op Amplifiers
 Basic device concepts of pn junction diode, bipolar junction transistors (BJT), and field effect transistors (FET) and their SPICE models
 Single transistor amplifiers
 Biasing circuits for amplifiers
 Input/output impedances of various amplifiers
 Multistage amplifiers
 Frequency response and bandwidth of amplifiers
Prerequisite:
KVL and KCL, nodevoltage analysis, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, design and analysis of circuits with operational amplifiers, impedance, time domain analysis, frequency response (Bode plots), analog vs. digital signals, laboratory techniques (breadboarding and operation of supplies, DVM, oscilloscope, function generator). These materials are covered in EE 40 or EE16A/B.
Relation to Other Courses:
EE105 is a prerequisite for EE140 (Linear Integrated Circuits) and EE142 (Integrated Circuits for Communications). It is also helpful (but not required) for EE130 (Integrated Circuit Devices) and EE141 (Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits).
Textbook: Sedra/Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford University Press, 2014 (7th Ed)
Lectures: Tues. and Thurs.: 5:00 pm  6:30 pm @ 155 Donner Lab
Discussion Sections:
Section 101 (241 Cory): Thursdays 12 pm
Section 102 (155 Kroeber): Tuesdays 45 pm
Office Hours:
David Allstot: (564 Cory): Tuesday 1:303:30 pm; Thursday 3:004:30
PiFeng Chiu: (125 Cory): Tuesday 1112 noon
Luke Calderin: (504 Cory): Thursday 23 pm
Labs:
Students should attend the Lab section they are enrolled in. All of the lab assignments – along with helpful tutorials  are posted online under Labs. Each prelab assignment is due at the beginning of the corresponding lab session. Postlab assignments are due at the beginning of the following lab session. Although students will be allowed to work in pairs during the lab sessions, each student must individually turn in his/her own prelab and postlab assignments.
* You must turn in the Lab Report on time. Late report will be discounted by 50%.
Homework:
Weekly assignments will be posted online on Fridays. They are due the following Friday at 5 pm. Turn in your homeworks at EE105 Drop box in Cory Hall (near TI Lab). Late homework will not be accepted.
You may discuss homework problems with other students in the class, the GSIs, or the instructor. However, the work you submit for grading must be your own.
Midterms:
Two midterms (80 minutes each) will be given in class. These are intended to gauge the student's understanding of the basic concepts covered in the course. Some numerical calculations might be required (i.e. do bring your calculator). All exams will be closed book (with 2 pages of cheat sheets).
Final Exam:
The final exam will be closed book, with 4 pages of notes allowed. Students will need to bring a calculator. The final exam will be given on Friday 12/18 from 710 pm. No early final exam will be offered.
Grading:
Your grade will be computed from a weighted average of
Homework: 10% (with lowest score dropped from grade calculation)
Lab: 20% (You must complete all labs to pass the course!)
Midterms: 15% each
Final Exam: 40%
Academic Dishonesty:
See Department policy at http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Policies/acad.dis.shtml
Cheating will result in automatic Fail. Copying homeworks or lab reports is considered cheating.
Course Accommodations:
Students may request accommodation of religious creed, disabilities, and other special circumstances. Please make an appointment with Prof. Allstot to discuss your request before the end of second week (Jan. 29), so that he can plan accordingly in advance.
Classroom Etiquette:
 Arrive in class on time!
 Bring your own copy of the lecture notes (posted online by 7AM on the day of the lecture).
 Turn off cell phones.
 No distracting conversations  relevant questions are encouraged
