TEACHING


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ES3 INTRO TO ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS W/LAB
Definitions of circuit elements, fundamental laws, selected network theorems, controlled sources, introduction to the oscilloscope, energy and power, natural response and complete response of first order circuits, steady state sinusoidal behavior, algebra of complex numbers, phasors, impedance, average and reactive power, introduction to analog and digital systems, frequency response and filters, measurements and instrumentation, introduction to computer applications for circuit analysis and design. Associated laboratory project work. Recommendations: Must be preceded or accompanied by MATH 34 (formerly MATH 12).

EE21 ELECTRONICS I W/LAB
Characteristics of the operational amplifier; amplifiers and active filters using the operational amplifier; analysis and design of filters using phasors; characteristics of junction diodes, analysis and design of diode circuits; field-effect transistors, MOSFET device operation, small-signal models and the low-frequency analysis of transistor amplifiers; Elementary MOS amplifier configurations. Associated laboratory work. Recommendations: ES 3.

EE103 INTRO TO VLSI SYSTEMS
An introduction to CMOS VLSI design. Topics include the structure of the MOS transistor, theory of operation, fabrication methods, CMOS circuit design, subsystem design, the PLA and finite state machines, introduction to memory design, system timing techniques. Students will design a circuit of modest complexity. Recommendations: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

Selected Final Projects:

  • Implementation of a 16-bit Nth Root Circuit
  • Arithmetic Logic Unit and Register File
  • IEEE 802.11 Receiver MAC Sub-layer
  • Prime Factorization Chip
  • Square-root Machine
  • High-speed 8x8 Signed Array Multiplier

EE147 ANALOG & MIXED-SIGNAL CMOS DESIGN
Practical and theoretical aspects of analog and mixed-signal MOS IC design. Basic building blocks including current sources, gain stages, and two-stage opamps. Opamp circuit feedback and noise modeling. Switched capacitor (SC) circuits from Z-transform, sample hold circuit, SC filters, and SC gain circuit. Noise and nonlinear effects in SC circuits. Component matching, layout of analog building blocks. Fundamentals of data converters.

EE194 BIOELECTRONICS
A seminar course exploring emerging devices and circuits for non-invasive biomedical microsystems, including imagers, brain-machine interfaces, and bio-inspired circuits. Students will lead discussions in class on research literature in several related disciplines. We will focus on non-invasive instrumentation for physiological monitoring, including electrode/sensor interfaces, wireless interfacing, signal processing, power delivery and energy scavenging for long duration, autonomous operation. There will be a team project based on the background of students in the course. Prerequisites: EE103, graduate students or permission of instructor.

Selected Final Projects:

  • Enhancement of Electro-laryngeal Speech
  • Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Ptosis
  • Sensing the Human Microbiome
  • Wearable Sensors for Sweat Analyte Detection
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring Using Impedance Spectroscopy and NIRS
  • Bioelectronics for Nutrition Research and Feedback
  • Wearable Optics for Glaucoma Detection

EE249 DEVICES & CIRCUITS FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Underlying principles and integrated circuit design techniques for optical communication systems (fiber-based and free-space). Optoelectronic device operation, receiver circuit fundamentals, noise analysis, transimpedance amplifiers, lasers and modulators, driver circuits, and clock/data recovery circuit blocks. Opto-electronic integration methods,modulation schemes, system-level simulation, and applications to problems in broadband communication and frequency-domain optical imaging are also presented. Projects employing VLSI CAD software. Recommendations: EE 103 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: EE 147.

Selected Final Projects:

  • A 2.5Gb/s Transimpedance Amplifier with Negative Impedance Compensation
  • A Low-Power Limiting Amplifier Employing Active Inductors
  • A Diversity Combiner Circuit for Multi-Channel Optical Receiver Arrays
  • High-Bandwidth, High Linearity Optical Driver Transmitter Circuit

EE191, EE192 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR
A course devoted to the study of special problems in electrical engineering. Credit as arranged. Please see departmental website for specific details.

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200 Boston Ave.
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Medford, MA
02155


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Electrical & Computer Engineering, Tufts University
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