EECS16B, Designing Information Devices and Systems II

Spring 2023

Scheduling Updates

If there are any special events to note, or deviations from the schedule as listed below, they'll be noted here!

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Week Date Lecture Topic Section Lab Homework
01/17 Tu Capacitors / Energy
Annotated Slides
Annotated Slides (cont.)
Key Concepts
(Note 01)

Lab Syllabus
Lab Note 0: Succeeding in 16B Labs

Homework 00
(Due 01/24 Tu)
Prob PDF


01/19 Th RC Circuits and Transfer Functions
Annotated Slides (updated)
Key Concepts
Section 00B (Wed)
Prob PDF
01/24 Tu RC Circuits: Step, Pulse and Sinusoidal Response
Annotated Slides
Key Concepts
(Note 02)
Section 01A (Mon)
Prob PDF
Lab 1: Introduction to S1XT33N
Pre-Lab 1
Lab Note 1
Lab 1 Slides

Lab 1 Zip
Lab 1 Datahub Link

Homework 01
(Due 01/27 Fr)
Prob PDF


01/26 Th Digital CMOS Circuits / ADCs and DACs
Annotated Slides
Annotated Slides (cont.)
Key Concepts
(Note 02)
Section 01B (Wed)
Prob PDF
01/31 Tu Inductors and Mutual Inductors
Annotated Slides
Annotated Slides (cont.)
Key Concepts
(Note 03)
Section 02A (Mon)
Prob PDF
Lab 2: Analog & Digital Interfaces
Pre-Lab 2
Lab Note 2
Lab 2 Slides

Lab 2 Zip
Lab 2 Datahub Link

Homework 02
(Due 02/03 Fr)
Prob PDF


02/02 Th RLC Circuits and Resonance
Annotated Slides
Annotated Slides (cont.)
(Note 03)
Section 02B (Wed)
Prob PDF
02/07 Tu Change of Basis
Annotated Slides
(Note 04)
Section 03A (Mon)
Prob PDF
Lab 3: Motion & Speed Sensing
Pre-Lab 3
Lab Note 3
Lab Note 3 Extra Reading
Lab 3 Slides

Lab 3 Zip
Lab 3 Datahub Link

Homework 03
(Due 02/10 Fr)
Prob PDF

02/09 Th Diagonalization of higher order systems (Note 04) Section 03B (Wed)
Prob PDF
02/14 Tu Sinusoidal Steady-State "AC" Response Section 04A (Mon)
Buffer Week

Homework 04
(Due 02/17 Fr)

02/16 Th AC Circuits Section 04B (Wed)
02/21 Tu AC Power Lab 4: Voice Sensing Part 1 (no lab monday)

Homework 05
(Due 02/24 Fr)

02/23 Th Transfer Functions in Freq Section 05B (Wed)
02/28 Tu Control in Discrete Time Section 06A (Mon)
Lab 5: Voice Sensing Part 2

Homework 06
(Due 03/03 Fr)

03/02 Th System Identification Section 06B (Wed)
03/07 Tu Feedback Stabilization Section 07A (Mon)
Buffer Week/No lab (Pre-Midterm)

Homework 07
(Due 03/10 Fr)

03/09 Th Controllability Section 07B (Wed)
MT, Mar. 13, 8-10 PM PST
03/14 Tu Complex Inner Products Section 08A (Mon)
Lab 6: System Identification

Homework 08
(Due 03/17 Fr)

03/16 Th Gram Schmidt Section 08B (Wed)
03/21 Tu Upper Triangularization Section 09A (Mon)
Lab 7: Controls Part 1

Homework 09
(Due 03/24 Fr)

03/23 Th Minimum Energy Control Section 09B (Wed)
03/28 Tu Spring Break (No Lecture)

03/30 Th Spring Break (No Lecture)
04/04 Tu Spectral Theorem Section 10A (Mon)
Lab 7: Controls 2

Homework 10
(Due 04/07 Fr)

04/06 Th SVD Section 10B (Wed)
04/11 Tu SVD/PCA Section 11A (Mon)
Lab 8: Classification 1

Homework 11
(Due 04/14 Fr)

04/13 Th PCA Continued Section 11B (Wed)
04/18 Tu Linearization for Control Section 12A (Mon)
Classification 2

Homework 12
(Due 04/21 Fr)

04/20 Th Linearization Continued Section 12B (Wed)
04/25 Tu Fourier Transform Section 13A (Mon)
Lab 9: Integration (Final Lab Report Due 04/31)

Homework 13
(Due 04/28 Fr)

04/27 Th Fourier Transform Continued Section 13B (Wed)
05/02 Tu RRR Week RRR: Buffer Lab/Design Contest

05/04 Th RRR Week


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Discussion Schedule

Please note the important information below the table, which describes various section details.

Monday Discussion Schedule
Time Monday
11am-12pm Nima
[141 Giannini]
12pm-1pm Chancharik
[204 Wheeler]
[219 Dwinelle]
1pm-2pm Chancharik
[204 Wheeler]
2pm-3pm Isabella
[222 Wheeler]
[2066 VLSB]
3pm-4pm Isabella
[20 Wheeler]
4pm-5pm Oliver
[20 Wheeler]

Wednesday Discussion Schedule
Time Wednesday
11am-12pm Anish
[141 Giannini]
12pm-1pm Nikhil
[204 Wheeler ]
[219 Dwinelle]
1pm-2pm Nikhil
[204 Wheeler]
2pm-3pm Isabella
[222 Wheeler]
[2066 VLSB]
3pm-4pm Isabella
[20 Wheeler]
4pm-5pm Oliver
[20 Wheeler]


Note: Monday and Wednesday discussion sections cover different material, and you should attend Discussion A and Discussion B each week. You can attend any of the discussions in the table above. Scroll horizontally to view the tables, and see below for information on how to read the tables.

Note that more details about sections can be found in the google calendar above.

We offer different styles of discussion sections.

  • Female/non-binary targeted section (purple-pink)
  • LOST (dark blue) [2 hour sections]
  • CS Scholars (green)
  • Standard (yellow)


ED: ask questions here.
Homework Practice: These Practice Sets typically contain questions which are intended to be approachable after watching lecture and attending discussion. They are not necessary at the difficulty-level of exam questions, but are a good way to check fundamentals and review concepts.

16A: Reviewing for 16B

Extra Reference Material


Video Notes


Selected Summer 2020 Worksheets and Solutions

Fall 2019

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Past Exams

Past exams vary in scope from semester to semester, and may include topics that are not in scope for the current semester or module. Unavailable exams are indicated by N/A. In-scope topics for the current semester will be posted on Piazza about a week before the corresponding exam.
Exams with a gray background are from a time when circuits were taught differently. Exams with an orange background are multiple-choice format exams from pandemic semesters.

Semester Midterm 1 Midterm 2 Final Other
fa22 pdf, sol N/A N/A
su22 pdf, sol N/A N/A
sp22 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa21 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
sp21 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
su20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
sp20 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
fa19 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
sp19 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol
fa18 pdf, sol pdf, sol N/A
sp18 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
fa17 pdf, sol sol N/A
sp17 pdf, sol pdf, sol N/A
fa16 pdf, sol N/A pdf, sol
sp16 pdf, sol pdf, sol pdf, sol


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