UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering

EE 1202 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (2 semester credit hours) EE 1202 introduces the discipline of engineering. It includes a 1.5-hour lecture per week plus a 3-hour fundamentals laboratory that stresses learning about laboratory procedures and equipment. Topics include: Learning the use of common laboratory electronic equipment; understanding the assembly of electronic circuits; and making various measurements. Students also learn how to work together with a partner and how to write a laboratory report. The lecture introduces general engineering practices, engineering research at UT Dallas, engineering activities at selected local companies, and concepts such as innovation and invention. The course also includes lectures and projects on communication, understanding the importance of lifelong learning, ethics, and a knowledge of contemporary issues. EE 1202 may be taken by students outside of engineering in order to learn about the engineering profession. This course will retain core notation for a transition period - see http://go.utdallas.edu/core-curriculum-transition. Please consult advisors for more detailed information. (Same as CE 1202 and TE 1202) (1.5-3) S

EE 2310 Introduction to Digital Systems (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to digital circuits, hardware structures, and assembly-language concepts that underlie the design of modern computer systems. Topics include: Internal data representation and arithmetic operations in a computer, basic logic circuits, MIPS assembly language and an overview of computer architecture. Some knowledge of a high-level language such as C++ or Java is expected. This class also has a laboratory component. Exercises will be assigned in class for completion in the laboratory. This class may be offered as either regular or honors sections (H). (Same as CE 2310) (3-1) S

EE 2V99 Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-4 semester credit hours) May be repeated as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-4]-0) R

EE 3101 Electrical Network Analysis Laboratory (1 semester credit hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3301. Design, assembly and testing of linear electrical networks and systems. Use of computers to control electrical equipment and acquire data. Prerequisites: (CE 1202 or EE 1202 or TE 1202) and RHET 1302. Corequisite: EE 3301. (Same as CE 3101 and TE 3101) (0-1) S

EE 3102 Signals and Systems Laboratory (1 semester credit hour) Laboratory based on MATLAB and LabVIEW to provide implementation experience on topics covered in EE 3302. Laboratory experiments cover linear time-invariant systems, convolution, Fourier series, continuous Fourier transform, sampling, discrete Fourier transform, analog and digital filtering. Each lab is followed by a design application. Corequisite: EE 3302. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (Same as CE 3102 and TE 3102) (0-1) S

EE 3110 Electronic Devices Laboratory (1 semester credit hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3310. Experimental determination and illustration of properties of carriers in semiconductors including carrier drift, carrier diffusion; p-n junctions including forward and reverse bias effects and transient effects; bipolar transistors including the Ebers-Moll model and secondary effects; field effect transistors including biasing effects, MOS capacitance and threshold voltage. Corequisite: CE 3310 or EE 3310. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (Same as CE 3110) (0-1) S

EE 3111 Electronic Circuits Laboratory (1 semester credit hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3311. Design, assembly and testing of electronic circuits that use diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers in configurations typically encountered in practical applications. Corequisite: CE 3311 or EE 3311. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (Same as CE 3111) (0-1) S

EE 3120 Digital Circuits Laboratory (1 semester credit hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3320. Design, assembly, and testing of logic circuits. Use of programmable logic devices and simple CAD tools. Corequisite: CE 3320 or EE 3320. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (Same as CE 3120) (0-1) S

EE 3150 Communications Systems Laboratory (1 semester credit hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3350. Fundamental elements of communications systems hardware; use of spectrum analyzers and other measurement instruments typically encountered in communication systems; design of active filters in communications systems; analog frequency and amplitude modulators and demodulators; data communication systems. Corequisite: EE 3350. Prerequisite: (CE 3301 or EE 3301 or TE 3301) and RHET 1302. (Same as TE 3150) (0-1) S

EE 3301 Electrical Network Analysis (3 semester credit hours) Analysis and design of RC, RL, and RLC electrical networks. Sinusoidal steady state analysis of passive networks using phasor representation; mesh and nodal analyses. Introduction to the concept of impulse response and frequency analysis using the Laplace transform. Prerequisites: MATH 2420 and PHYS 2326. Corequisite: EE 3101. (Same as CE 3301 and TE 3301) (3-0) S

EE 3302 Signals and Systems (3 semester credit hours) Introduces the fundamentals of continuous and discrete-time signal processing. Linear system analysis including convolution and impulse response, Fourier series, Fourier transform and applications, discrete-time signal analysis, sampling and z-transform. Prerequisite: ENGR 3300. Corequisite: EE 3102. (Same as CE 3302 and TE 3302) (3-0) S

EE 3310 Electronic Devices (3 semester credit hours) Theory and application of solid state electronic devices. Physical principles of carrier motion in semiconductors leading to operating principles and circuit models for diodes, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistors. Introduction to integrated circuits. Prerequisite: CE 3301 or EE 3301 or TE 3301. Corequisite: CE 3110 or EE 3110. (Same as CE 3310) (3-0) S

EE 3311 Electronic Circuits (3 semester credit hours) Large-signal and small-signal characteristics of diodes, BJT and MOSFET transistors. Analysis of circuits containing diodes. Analysis of the DC and small-signal characteristics of single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers. Analysis of circuits with an operational amplifier as a black box. Introduction of high-frequency models of BJT and MOSFET transistors and methods to analyze amplifier frequency response. Prerequisite: CE 3310 or EE 3310. Corequisite: CE 3111 or EE 3111. (Same as CE 3311) (3-0) S

EE 3320 Digital Circuits (3 semester credit hours) Design and analysis of combinational logic circuits using basic logic gates and other building blocks like multiplexers and ROMs. Design and analysis of latches and flip-flops. Design and analysis of synchronous state machines. State minimization and introduction to state assignment. Design of datapath components: adders, multipliers, registers, shifters, and counters. Electrical properties of logic gates. Credit cannot be received for both courses, CS 4341 and EE 3320. Prerequisite: CE 2310 or EE 2310. Corequisite: EE 3120. (Same as CE 3320) (3-0) S

EE 3350 Communications Systems (3 semester credit hours) Fundamentals of communications systems. Review of probability theory and Fourier transforms. Filtering and noise. Modulation and demodulation techniques, including amplitude, phase, and pulse code. Time division multiplexing. This class may be offered as either regular or honors sections (H). Prerequisites: ENGR 3300 and (CE 3301 or EE 3301 or TE 3301) and (CE 3302 or EE 3302 or TE 3302) and ENGR 3341. Corequisite: EE 3150 or TE 3150. (Same as TE 3350) (3-0) S

EE 4168 RF/Microwave Laboratory (1 semester credit hour) This course provides hands-on learning of RF and microwave fundamentals in a laboratory setting. The weekly lab sessions are designed, both in subject material and timeframe, to compliment the theory taught in EE 4368. The goal of this laboratory is to enable students to become familiar with RF test equipment, measurement techniques and design procedures. The second half of this lab involves design of microwave transmission media (primarily microstrip), impedance matching circuits and characterization of microwave transistors, culminating in the complete design, fabrication and test of a single-stage microwave amplifier. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 4368. (0-1) Y

EE 4301 Electromagnetic Engineering I (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the general characteristics of wave propagation. Physical interpretation of Maxwell's equations. Propagation of plane electromagnetic waves and energy. Transmission lines. Antenna fundamentals. Prerequisites: PHYS 2326 and ENGR 3300 and (CE 3301 or EE 3301 or TE 3301). (3-0) S

EE 4302 Electromagnetic Engineering II (3 semester credit hours) Continuation of the study of electromagnetic wave propagation. Metallic and dielectrically guided waves including microwave waveguides and optical fibers. Dipole antennas and arrays. Radiating and receiving systems, plasmas. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in materials and material properties. This course may be used as an honors course. Prerequisite: EE 4301. (3-0) S

EE 4304 Computer Architecture (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to computer organization and design, including the following topics: CPU performance analysis. Instruction set design, illustrated by the MIPS instruction set architecture. Systems-level view of computer arithmetic. Design of the datapath and control for a simple processor. Pipelining. Hierarchical memory. I/O systems. I/O performance analysis. Multiprocessing. Credit cannot be received for both courses, (CS 3340 or SE 3340 or TE 3340) and (CE 4304 or EE 4304). Prerequisite: CE 3320 or EE 3320. (Same as CE 4304) (3-0) S

EE 4310 Systems and Controls (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to linear control theory. General structure of control systems. Mathematical models including differential equations, transfer functions, and state space. Control system characteristics. Transient response, external disturbance, and steady-state error. Control system analysis. Performance, stability, root-locus method, Bode diagram, and Nyquist plot. Control system design. Compensation design using phase-lead and phase-lag networks. Prerequisites: ENGR 2300, and (CE 3302 or EE 3302 or TE 3302). (3-0) S

EE 4325 Introduction to VLSI Design (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to CMOS digital IC design using semi-custom and full-custom design techniques with an emphasis on techniques for rapid prototyping and use of various VLSI design tools. FPGA's, standard cell and full-custom design styles. Introduction to a wide variety of CAD tools. Prerequisite: CE 3320 or EE 3320 (or, for CS majors, CS 4341). (3-0) T

EE 4330 Integrated Circuit Technology (3 semester credit hours) Principles of design and fabrication of integrated circuits. Bipolar and MOS technologies. Passive and active component performance, fabrication techniques including epitaxial growth, photolithography, oxidation, diffusion, ion-implantation, thin and thick film components. Design and layout of integrated devices. Relations between layout and fabrication technique. Prerequisite: CE 3310 or EE 3310. (3-0) T

EE 4340 Analog Integrated Circuit Analysis and Design (3 semester credit hours) Analog integrated circuits and systems. Analysis and design of linear amplifiers, including operational, high-frequency, broad-band and feedback amplifiers. Use of monolithic silicon systems. Prerequisite: CE 3311 or EE 3311. (3-0) T

EE 4341 Digital Integrated Circuit Analysis and Design (3 semester credit hours) Digital integrated circuits. Large signal model for bipolar and MOS transistors. MOS inverters and gates. Propagation delay and noise margin. Dynamic logic concepts. Bipolar transistor inverters and gates, regenerative logic circuits, memories. Prerequisites: (CE 3311 or EE 3311), and (CE 3320 or EE 3320). (3-0) T

EE 4342 Introduction to Robotics (3 semester credit hours) Fundamentals of robotics, rigid motions, homogeneous transformations, forward and inverse kinematics, velocity kinematics, motion planning, trajectory generation, sensing, vision, and control. Prerequisites: (ENGR 2300 and EE 3302) and (EE 4310 or MECH 4310) or equivalent. (2-3) Y

EE 4360 Digital Communications (3 semester credit hours) Information, digital transmission, channel capacity, delta modulation, and differential pulse code modulation are discussed. Principles of coding and digital modulation techniques such as Amplitude Shift Keying (ASK), Frequency Shift Keying (FSK), Phase Shift Keying (PSK), and Continuous Phase Frequency Shift Keying (CPFSK) are introduced. M-ary signaling such as Quadrature amplitude and phase shift keying, and M-ary PSK and FSK are also discussed. Prerequisite: EE 3350 or TE 3350. (Same as TE 4360) (3-0) T

EE 4361 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to the analysis and design of discrete linear systems, and to the processing of digital signals. Topics include time and frequency domain approaches to discrete signals and systems, the Discrete Fourier Transform and its computation, and the design of digital filters. Prerequisite: CE 3302 or EE 3302 or TE 3302. (Same as TE 4361) (3-0) T

EE 4365 Introduction to Wireless Communication (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the basic system concepts of cellular telephony. Mobile standards, mobile system architecture, design, performance and operation. Voice digitization and modulation techniques; PCS technologies. Prerequisite: EE 3350 or TE 3350. (Same as TE 4365) (3-0) Y

EE 4367 Telecommunication Networks (3 semester credit hours) Trunking and queuing, switching technologies: voice, data, video, circuit switching and packet switching, transmission technologies and protocols, transmission media - copper, fiber, microwave, satellite, protocols - bipolar formats, digital hierarchy, optical hierarchy, synchronization, advanced switching protocols and architectures; frame relay, ATM, HDTV, SONET. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 3350 or TE 3350. (Same as TE 4367) (3-0) Y

EE 4368 RF Circuit Design Principles (3 semester credit hours) Principles of high-frequency design, transmission lines, the Smith chart, impedance matching using both lumped and distributed components, and simple amplifier design. Prerequisites: (CE 3310 or EE 3310) and EE 4301. (3-0) Y

EE 4370 Embedded Microprocessor Systems (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to microprocessors and their uses. Features commonly found in a CPU are discussed, such as: The Program Counter, Stack, Status Register, General Purpose Registers, ALU, Instruction Set and peripheral devices. Memory (SRAM, DRAM, EPROM, EEPROM) and Memory Mapped IO Peripheral Devices. Assembly language is used to create the binary machine code necessary to program a Microprocessor system. The special features of microprocessors: the stack, interrupts, input ports, out ports, and display. Prerequisites: (CE 3311 or EE 3311) and (CE 3320 or EE 3320). Corequisite: CE 4304 or EE 4304. (Same as CE 4370) (3-1) Y

EE 4388 Senior Design Project I (3 semester credit hours) First of two sequential semesters devoted to a team project that engages students in the full engineering design process. The goal of senior design projects is to prepare the student to run/participate in engineering projects related to an appropriate industry. Thus, all project teams are to follow standard industrial practices and methods. Teams must carry the engineering project to completion, examining real world and multiple design constraints, following applicable industrial and business standards. Such constraints may include but are not limited to: economic, environmental, industrial standards, team time/resource management and cross-disciplinary/departmental result integration. Students are required to work in teams that include collaborative design interaction. Additionally, cross-disciplinary teams are encouraged but not required. In Senior Design I, project proposals will be written, reviewed and approved. Initial designs will be completed and corresponding constraints will be determined. All students will participate in a public oral and poster presentation following departmental approved guidelines at a departmental approved time and location. Teams will also submit a written end of semester progress report and documented team communication (complete sets of weekly reports and/or log books) following guidelines approved by the faculty. Prerequisites: ECS 3390 and one of the following prerequisite sequences: ((CE 3311 or EE 3311), and (CE 3320 or EE 3320), and (CE 3345 or CS 3345 or SE 3345 or TE 3345), and (CE 3354 or CS 3354 or SE 3354)), or [((ENGR 3300 and (CE 3302 or EE 3302 or TE 3302), and (CE 3311 or EE 3311), and (CE 3320 or EE 3320)), or ((ENGR 3300 and (CE 3302 or EE 3302 or TE 3302), and (CE 3345 or CS 3345 or SE 3345 or TE 3345)); prerequisite or corequisite: EE 3350 or TE 3350.] (Same as CE 4388 and TE 4388) (3-0) S

EE 4389 Senior Design Project II (3 semester credit hours) Continuation of the Senior Design project begun in the previous semester. In Senior Design II, projects based on approved project proposals will be completed. All limitations of the design will be determined and addressed. All students will participate in a public oral presentation following faculty-approved guidelines at a faculty-approved time and location. Teams will also submit a written final report and documented team communication (complete sets of weekly reports and/or log books) following faculty-approved guidelines. Prerequisite: CE 4388 or EE 4388 or TE 4388. (Same as CE 4389 and TE 4389) (3-0) S

EE 4390 Computer Networks (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to packet-based computer and data communication networks, including the OSI model, Internet, TCP/IP, ATM, Ethernet, Frame Relay, and Local Area Networks. Enterprise network design procedures are introduced in conjunction with IP routing, VPN, MPLS and VOIP. Credit cannot be received for both courses, (CE 4390 or CS 4390 or TE 4390) and EE 4390. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 3350 or TE 3350. (3-0) S

EE 4391 Technology of Plasma (3 semester credit hours) Plasmas are critical to making the best electronic devices. This class will be an introduction to the technology required to make and use these plasmas. Topics include: high-vacuum technology (gas properties, pumps, pressure gauges, flow-meters, gas composition analysis) and plasma technology (etch, deposition, and lamps). Recommended: ENGR 3341. Prerequisites: ENGR 3300 and (CE 3310 or EE 3310). (Same as NANO 4391) (3-0) Y

EE 4392 Introduction to Optical Systems (3 semester credit hours) Operating principles of optical communications systems and fiber optic communication technology. Lightwave fundamentals, characteristics of integrated optic waveguides and optical fibers, attenuation and dispersion, operating principles of optical sources, detectors and optical amplifiers, optical transmitters and receivers, modulation techniques, effect of noise in optical systems, system design fundamentals, network topologies. Prerequisites: (CE 3302 or EE 3302 or TE 3302), and EE 4301 and (CE 3310 or EE 3310). (3-0) T

EE 4399 Senior Honors in Electrical Engineering (3 semester credit hours) For students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Instructor consent required. (3-0) R

EE 4V95 Undergraduate Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-9 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R

EE 4V97 Independent Study in Electrical Engineering (1-9 semester credit hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R

EE 4V98 Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering (1-9 semester credit hours) This course may be used as an honors course. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R

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