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1 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 6.012 Electronic Devices and Circuits - Fall 2003 SPECIAL PROBLEM ON CIRCUIT DESIGN Issued: Friday, November 7, 2003 Due: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 by 5 pm (be sure that your name is checked off the master list as you hand in your solution). Late solutions will receive zero points; see I.5 below. I. General Comments Don’t panic when you see the circuit. It looks overwhelming at first but it is made up of simple building-block pieces and it is understandable. In addition, you will be given help along the way, first by this write-up, and later in recitations, lectures, and additional handouts. At the same time, the design process you need to go through is a complex one and not one you will successfully negotiate in one sitting. Thus it is important that you get started, first developing an understanding of the circuit and the nature of the design challenge, and then at doing your design. You can do it, but not in one night. II. The Ground Rules 1. Consider this design problem more like an open book exam, than a problem set. You are encouraged to consult references and to seek guidance from the 6.012 staff, and to discuss design issues with others, but you should not work on your specific design and write-up with any other students or any other individuals. Nor should you compare design values or performance results with other students. The design you submit must be your own; any collaborations (and they should be minor) should be noted. 2. Do not let the design slide until the last week. Make a first attempt at a solution early so you can obtain any clarification and guidance you may need from the 6.012 staff well before the last weekend (November 22/23). 3. You are required to submit both the completed colored answer sheet (which will be distributed separately) and a detailed discussion of your design and your approach to arriving at it. Your write-up should include circuit diagrams for your large signal and incremental analyses, and the equations you used and calculations you made. It should also include a discussion of the trade- offs you considered in your design. View the minimum performance objectives as a challenge and try to do even better. 4. Make reasonable approximations. Do not carry your calculations out to any more than three (3) significant figures. Your resistor values and scaling factors should also be stated to no more than three (3) significant figures. The following are examples of numbers with three significant figures: 1.23, 0.123, 123, 3450, 0.0345, 6.78 x 10 9 .
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2 5. Anyone who does not submit a design problem solution which demonstrates a reasonable level of effort will automatically receive zero points and a grade of "I" for 6.012 (as long as their performance is otherwise passing).
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2009 for the course CSAIL 6.012 taught by Professor Prof.cliftonfonstadjr. during the Fall '03 term at MIT.

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