Spring 2021
Electronic Aids to Measurement

       Lecture                                                                                            Labs
Robert McDermott                                              Dan McCammon
5112 Chamberlin Hall                             Office: 6207 Chamberlin Hall
E-mail: rfmcdermott@wisc.edu                          E-mail: mccammon@physics.wisc.edu                     
Office hours: following lecture & by appt.         Office hours: 4:30-5:30 Tuesdays
link for office hours (available at all other times for study groups):

Lectures ONLINE on Tues. and Thurs. from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm:

Labs in 4128 Chamberlin on Wednesdays 2:25-5:25pm and 7:00-10:00pm; Thursdays

Text: Horowitz & Hill The Art of Electronics, 3rd ed.
 updated index

Syllabus  (24 January 2021)

Pre-Lab Worksheets:
  (complete before lab and turn in at beginning of lab session)

  1. Transmission Lines
  2. Bipolar Transistor Amplifier
  3. Difference Amplifier (Worksheet questions are in Lab Writeup)
  4. Operational Amplifier I
  5. Johnson Noise (Worksheet questions are in Lab Writeup)
  6. Phase Detector (Worksheet questions are in Lab Writeup)
  7. Oscillators (Worksheet questions are in Lab Writeup)
  8. Digital Circuit
  9. Phase Locked Loop
  10. DAC and ADC
  11. Circuit Simulation: download and look over MultiSim lab hints below - bring to lab with you.  You can also get a copy of the timing diagram for the successive approximation A/D converter.
  12. FPGA: look over the experiment writeup and optionally some of the reference material under "Altera" below.  If you want, you can get your own copy of the software from http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?Language=English&No=593&PartNo=4 (download the CD-rom) and the Quartus II Web Edition FPGA system here: http://dl.altera.com/?edition=web

Homework Assignments Here

Homework Solutions

Lecture Notes

Supplementary Material (PDF format):


General Lab Handouts:

Laboratory Equipment:

Software Documentation (PDF format):

Experiment Directions (PDF format):

  1. Transmission Lines
  2. Transistor Amplifier
  3. Differential Amplifier
  4. Operational Amplifiers
  5. Johnson Noise
  6. Phase Detector
  7. Oscillators
  8. Digital Circuits
  9. Phase Locked Loop
  10. Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Conversion
  11. Analog and Digital Circuit Simulation
  12. FPGA I
  13. FPGA II

Data Sheets (PDF format):

Get the ones you need for an experiment.
You may be able to share with your lab partner.

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