Active Analog Circuit Design: Laboratory Project and Assessment

Document Type

Conference Paper

Version Deposited

None (link only)

Publication Date

June 2014

Conference Name

2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


It is very important that undergraduate teaching of analog circuits be rigorous, involve a laboratory component and stimulate student interest. This paper describes a three week module on active circuits that incorporates circuit design, analysis and testing. The lectures are integrated with the laboratory component and all appropriate concepts in mathematics are covered. Assessment results are based on running the project at three universities, namely, Rowan, Bucknell and Tennessee State. Quantitative results based on student surveys, a concept inventory test and faculty formulated rubrics demonstrate the accomplishment of the learning outcomes.