Regan Zane

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Prof. Zane regularly teaches courses in the power electronics and analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits areas. Each of the courses he has taught recently are highlighted below. Student evaluation FCQ results are available here.

Analog IC Design (ECEN 4827/5827) Covers the fundamentals of transistor-level analog integrated circuit design. Starting from device models, introduces principles of dc biasing, basic amplifier structures, frequency response and feedback techniques, and multi-stage differential amplifier design. Design oriented techniques and CAD simulation tools are emphasized. Prerequisites: ECEN 3250 (Circuits III or equiv). Offered every Fall semester.

Mixed Signal IC Design (ECEN 4837/5837) Covers (1) design of core analog circuits in mixed analog and digital systems, including data converters and sampled-data circuitry, and (2) system level IC design methodologies and CAD based circuit design and layout techniques in mixed analog and digital ICs. Prerequisites: Analog IC Design (or equiv). Offered every other Spring semester.

Intro to Microelectronic Circuits (ECEN 3250) This required junior level course provides an introduction to active electronic circuits, including characteristics of semiconductor diodes, MOSFET's and BJT's, analysis and design of analog biasing and amplifier circuits and basic digital logic circuits. Offered every semester.

Introduction to Power Electronics (ECEN 4797/5797) The course is an introduction to switched-mode power converters. It provides a basic knowledge of circuitry for the control and conversion of electrical power with high efficiency. Applications include electronic power supplies, aerospace and vehicular power systems, and renewable energy systems. Offered every Fall semester.

Power Electronics Lab (ECEN 4517/5517) Provides hands on application of analysis, modeling, design and testing of electrical energy processing systems including power electronics converters for efficient utilization of available energy sources, and energy sources (such as solar panels or utility). In the 6-week final project, undergraduate students design, fabricate and test a complete solar power system. Offered every Spring semester.

Electronics Design Lab This required sophmore level laboratory provides an introduction to analysis, modeling, design, and testing of analog electronic circuits in a practical laboratory setting. The laboratory is centered around a robot platform and includes design, Spice simulations, prototyping and testing of circuits necessary to drive and remote control the robot. Offered every semester.

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