[sdiy] New lectures on transistor-level Analog Electronics (Georgia Tech course)

Timothy Burns snrubmit at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 17:59:17 CEST 2022

What a treasure trove! Thank you so much for making these available to


On Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 8:14 AM Shawn Rakestraw <shawn at epicpoolsga.com>

> I'll never get tired of hearing about your material and I am sure many
> others agree. I just wish that I had more time to invest in watching. I
> always get very excited about it and then am unable to follow through to
> the end because of my work schedule and a million other reasons. Hopefully
> one day soon I can get through these.
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 2:18 AM Ashlyn Black <ashlyn at ashlynblack.com>
> wrote:
>> Excellent, your ECE4450 course "Analog Circuits for Music" taught me a
>> phenomenal amount! :3
>> On 22/9/22 14:53, Lanterman, Aaron D via Synth-diy wrote:
>> Dear SDIYers,
>> Most of you probably already know about my lecture series on “Analog
>> Circuits for Music Synthesis” and “Guitar Amplification and Effects” on
>> YouTube.
>> The instructor originally scheduled to teach ECE3400: Analog Electronics,
>> Georgia Tech's junior-level elective focusing on transistor-level design,
>> pulled out at the last minute, so I agreed to take it over this fall. I’m
>> posting materials to this playlist:
>> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOunECWxELQSbOv3ekzuwC4K8ygV-Jkiy
>> The first set of lectures are recycled; they review op amp circuits. The
>> next set is on superposition with dependent sources (it turns out you can
>> deactivate the dependent sources, unlike what the books say, you just have
>> to be careful how to do it). The main course proper starts with the
>> lectures at the bottom of the list specifically labeled “ECE3400 Lecture
>> Whatever.” Lectures 2-4 are on diodes; 5-7 on BJTs; 7-9 on BJT biasing;
>> 10-12 on Thevenin & Norton equivalents looking into the terminals of the
>> BJT small signal model (important concept in the particular way I teach the
>> material), 13-15 on the common single-transistor amplifier types, and 16-18
>> on multistage amplifiers… with more to come!
>> I’m not using the official textbook for the class. I’m instead basing the
>> exposition on work by my colleague Marshall Leach:
>> https://leachlegacy.ece.gatech.edu/ece3050/index.html
>> (ECE3400 used to be called ECE3050).
>> And here’s his paper on superposition with dependent sources:
>> https://leachlegacy.ece.gatech.edu/papers/superpos.pdf
>> (If you’re on any of the Facebook Synth DIY groups you probably already
>> know about this and are tired of hearing about it.)
>> Aaron Lanterman, Prof. of ECE, Georgia Tech
>> My blog on Education and Innovation:
>> https://edupocalypsenow.wordpress.com
>> My blog on Electronics and Programming:
>> https://lantertronics.blogspot.com
>> My YouTube channel on Electronics and Programming:
>> https://www.youtube.com/c/lantertronics
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