Dr. Dan Boye
Office: Dana 112A
Phone: 892-2394



Text: Art of Electronics, Horowitz & Hill
Student Manual for the Art of Electronics, Hayes & Horowitz
Lecture: MWF 12:30-1:20
Lab: MWF 2:30-5:30
Office Hours: MWF 9:30-11:30 TTh 9-10
and, by appointment, nearly any other time when not in class or lab


The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with both digital and analog circuitry. To begin, TTL logic circuitry will be studied , followed by an introduction to the Z80 microprocessor chip, and its u se in microcomputer interfacing. This will require the development of a working knowledge of assembly language. Then, an overview of analog circuitry will be presented. This will include such topics as LRC circuitry, diode and transistor operation, opamps, oscillators, and power supplies. As a bridge between the digital and analog worlds, techniques in D/A and A/D conversion will be examined.


Attendance: You are strongly encouraged to attend all lectures as material to be covered in the labs, and helpful, time saving hints not to be found in the text will be presented. All Monday and Wednesday lab sessions must be attended. The Friday lab sessions will, for the most part, be used to complete the week's assignment but may be required.

Grades: The final grade will be based on the traditional 10 point scale, with 100 points being the maximum. It will be comprised of the following contributions:

Homework 20% Lab work and Notebook 40% Written and Oral Exams 40%

Due to the amount of equipment available for the class, each student should be able to work independently in terms of assembling circuit s and taking data. Conversations among students for the purpose of understanding concepts and analyzing data is encouraged; however, the final analysis and write-up are to be each student's own work. Copying another student's data or analysis from this class or any previous class is a violation of the honor code. This also applies to the assigned homework. If you need help, please see me. The lab notebook shall consist of entries made during each lab period. It should document the time and date of the session spent on the particular lab and contain analysis, diagrams, plots, and notes. The greater the amount of purposeful explanation, the higher the grade. There will be an oral and a written exam after the completion of the digital section, and a similar set of exams at the end of the semester covering the analog material.




8/26 Introduction to Equipment
9/2,4 TTL Logic Gates
9/9,11 Sequential Logic
9/16,18 Introduction to Z80 Microprocessor and Microcomputer
9/23,25 Assembly Language
9/30,10/2 Input/Output Ports
10/4,9,16 LRC Circuits
10/7 Digital Exams
10/21,23,28,30 Diodes & Transistors
11/4,6,11 Differential & Operational Amplifiers
11/13,18 Oscillators & Timers
11/20,22,25 Transducer Projects (class presentations, 12/1)
12/4,6,9,11 A/D & D/A Conversion
TBA Analog Exams & Lab Clean-up