ECE 342: Electronic Circuits
Spring 2014


ECE Department


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·Sat 04/05: Professor Schutt-Aine will be out of town next week for a conference. Jerry (TA) will substitute the 11am class (same location at 112 Chemistry Annex). He will give a demo/tutorial on HSPICE, and Exam 2 Review as well as Problem Solving. Students from both sections are welcome to come. 

·Sat 03/29: The manual calculation part in Problem 2-C of the HSPICE Assignment is moved to Homework 9.

·Fri 03/07: HSPICE Assignment is posted. Some useful resources are available on the course web page.

·Wed 01/22: Welcome to ECE342 Spring 2014!



Course Info




ECE 210

ECE 329 (concurrent registration is allowed)

Highly recommended: ECE 340 (concurrent registration is acceptable). A student who takes ECE 342 prior to ECE 340 may master the mechanics of circuit design but will not understand the "whys" or the non-idealities, almost all of which relate to the transistors used to design circuits.


Class Meetings:

Section B: MWF 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM, 103 Talbot Lab

Section C: MWF 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM, 112 Chemistry Annex


Textbook: A. Sedra and K. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th ed., Oxford University Press, 2010.

Web Page:

  • Check the web page several times per week; this is where corrections to homework assignments and office hour changes will be posted.
  • A web-based forum has been set up at: This is the primary means of staff-student communication outside of lecture and office hours. The staff will monitor the web board on a daily basis and answer questions in a timely manner. Email should be reserved for questions of a highly personal nature; otherwise, students are directed to use the web board.






Dr. Jose E. Schutt-Aine

Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: EL 371C



Dr. Chandra Radhakrishnan

Office Hours: Wednesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: MSEB 305





Teaching Assistants


Lei Jin

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: EL 368



Yubo Liu

Office Hours: Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: EL 368



Drew Newell

Office Hours: Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: EL 368



Jerry Yang

Office Hours: Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: EL 330N




Lecture Notes


Dr. Schutt-Aine's Notes



HSPICE Resources


HSPICE technology model libraries (Note: do NOT edit these files, just right-click and save them to your Linux station work folder as per tutorial instructions):