BME 210 Biomedical Electronics  Spring 2018
Lectures: 10:15–11:30 TR, Room 1011 Engineering Building I
Office: Glenn Walker, 4206C EB3, gmwalker@ncsu.edu
Office hours: Drop in or check my calendar and email me for an appointment.
Labs: Room 4118 EB3. Labs start the week of Jan 15.
Section  Time  TAs 

201  12:50–3:35 W  Michael Iasiello & Anna Keyser 
202  12:50–3:35 R  Philip Barker & Michael Iasiello 
203  4:10–6:55 R  Neil Cornwell & Victoria Cosenza 
204  4:10–6:55 W  Bradley Davis 
205  8:30–11:15 F  Victoria Cosenza & Anna Keyser 
Recommended Text: Engineering Circuit Analysis (8th Edition), W. H. Hayt, J. Kemmerly, S. Durbin, McGrawHill 2012.
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
 Analyze transient and steadystate circuits in the time and frequency domain
 Design and build passive & active circuits
 Sketch and plot the frequency response of a circuit
 Convert numbers between decimal and binary
 Use truth tables to build basic logic circuits
 Use a computer to capture and analyze an analog signal
General Information
If you have questions during reading, solving homework problems, writing up lab reports, studying for exams, etc., send me an email message with the question. I will respond to all students, “A student asked the following question…” so you will not be identified. Office visits are also welcome. Send suggestions for improvement of any aspect of the course to me or the TAs.
Homework
Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date.
Homework is assigned to help you practice applying the principles you learn in class. If you are late to class, so is the homework. Late homework will receive a maximum grade of 50%. After 24 hours, late HW will receive a grade of 0%.
Extra practice
The best way to learn how to solve circuits problems is through practice. To see examples of how to solve circuits problems, visit Circuits Learned by Example Online at Rose Hulman.
Exams
Final Exam: Tuesday, May 8, 8:00–11:00 AM in 1011 EB1.
Bring your own calculator to the exams—cell phones will not be allowed as a substitute. Check your batteries before the exam. You will be given a sheet with all necessary identities or equations. Exams missed with certified medical excuses or prior instructor approval will be dealt with individually.
Grades
The final course grade comprises:
Homework  7.5% 
Quizzes  7.5% 
Exams (2 total)  35% 
Final  30% 
Lab  20% 
Final grades will be assigned based on the following scale:
Percentage  Letter 

>=97  A+ 
96–93  A 
92–90  A 
89–87  B+ 
86–83  B 
82–80  B 
79–77  C+ 
76–73  C 
72–70  C 
69–67  D+ 
66–63  D 
62–60  D 
<60  F 
Course Schedule
Lesson  Date  Topic (Chapter)  HW  Handouts 

1  Jan 
Intro Components Definitions Units (2) 

2  Jan 
Kirchoff’s laws Resistorsource (3.1–3.4) 
HW1 Due Jan 23 

3  Jan 
Voltage division Current division (3.5–3.8) 
Terminals Current Division 

4  Jan 

5  Jan 
Node analysis Mesh analysis (4.1–4.4) 
HW2 Due Jan 30 
Nodal Analysis Example supernode prob 
6  Jan 
Analysis Continued (4.5) 
Mesh Analysis  
7  Jan 
Linearity Superposition Source xform (5.1–5.2) 
HW3 Due Feb 06 
Superposition 
8  Feb 
Thevenin Norton (5.3) 
Thevenin/Norton Example Norton Example Thev VCCS 

9  Feb 
Opamps (6.1–6.2) 
HW4 Due Feb 13 
OpAmp rules 
10  Feb 
Opamps (6.3–6.5) 
Lab Quiz 1 IO Exam 1 IO 

11  Feb 
Review  Old Exams 1  
Feb 
Exam 1  
12  Feb 
No class  
13  Feb 
Capacitors Inductors (7.1–7.3) 
HW5 Due Mar 01 

14  Feb 
RL circuits RC circuits (8.1–8.4) 
HW6 Due Mar 15 

15  Mar 
Natural response Forced response (8.5–8.8) 
Driven circuit rules Example Forced RC 

Mar 
Spring Break  
Mar 
Spring Break  
16  Mar 
Sinusoidal analysis (10.1–10.3) 
Complex numbers  
17  Mar 
Phasors Impedance (10.4–10.6) 
HW7 Due Mar 22 

18  Mar 
Phasor nodal Phasor mesh (10.8) 
Lab Quiz 2 IO Superposition ex 

19  Mar 
Resonance (16.1–16.3) 
HW8 Due Apr 03 
Slides 
20  Mar 
Bode diagrams Filters (16.6–16.7) 

21  Mar 
Bode diagrams Filters (16.6–16.7) 
Filtering slides Exam 2 IO 

Apr 
Review  Old Exams 2  
22  Apr 
Exam 2  
23  Apr 
Signal acquisition Nyquist (Handout) 
HW9 Due Apr 17 
DSP Handout Slides 
24  Apr 
Diodes  Slides  
25  Apr 
Review Bioinst. Amplifier 

26  Apr 
Binary math Logical operators 
HW10 Due Apr 26 
Boolean Handout 
27  Apr 
Digital circuits  Minterm/Maxterm Tables  
28  Apr 
Review  Final Exam IO 
Labs
The lab component of the course constitutes 20% of the overall grade. The lab grade is broken down as follows: 10% for weekly lab reports and 10% for lab quizzes.
Lab Schedule
Week  Topic  Lab 

Jan 

Jan 
Equipment Overview  1 
Jan 
Multisim & Matlab  2 
Feb 
Mesh & Nodal Analysis  3 
Feb 
Opamps  4 
Feb 
Lab Quiz 1  Signup Sheet 
Feb 
Capacitors & Inductors  5 
Mar 
Spring Break  
Mar 
Sinusoidal Analysis  6 
Mar 
Frequency Response & Filters  7 
Mar 
Spring Holiday  
Apr 
Lab Quiz 2  Signup Sheet 
Apr 
A/D Conversion  8 
Apr 
Project  9 
Apr 
Project cont’d 
Weekly lab reports
Short (~1 page, excluding attachments) lab writeups will be due weekly at the beginning of each lab section. Each student should write his/her own lab report. Turn in a printed copy of your report at the beginning of lab and submit an electronic copy on Moodle. If you are late to lab, your report will be considered late and receive 50% credit.
NCSU Policies
Miscellaneous information that NCSU requires on a syllabus
Course prerequisites, corequisites or statement on enrollment restrictions.
PY 208 or 209, BME Majors Only
Designation of course as fulfilling a General Education Program (GEP).
None.
Student expenses
Optional textbook.
Course structure (such as group activities, lectures, discussion, labs, field trips, studio, etc.). Explain how the course will operate.
Group activities, lectures, and labs.
Statement on safety and risk assumption in courses requiring a laboratory
This course teaches you about electronics. Because circuits use electricity there is a chance that you will get shocked if you do something foolish in lab. So, please, pay attention to the safety information in Lab 1.
Because this course uses electronic course components, I am required to include this statement:
“Students may be required to disclose personally identifiable information to other students in the course, via electronic tools like email or webpostings, where relevant to the course. Examples include online discussions of class topics, and posting of student coursework. All students are expected to respect the privacy of each other by not sharing or using such information outside the course.”
Academic integrity
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Student disabilities
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Attendance
Students are expected to attend all classes. Read the NCSU attendance policy for definitions of excused absences. If you anticipate an excused absence on a due date, please notify me so that we can agree on an alternate due date.
Class evaluation
Online class evaluations will be available to students at classeval.
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