ECE218A Lab 3
Winter 2007

ECE218A Lab #3


PC board layout can be done with the free Windows program from ExpressPCB

ExpressPCB Website

If you are using your own computer for PCB layout, download the component files below.
Copy them into the Program Files\ExpressPCB\PCBComponents_Custom directory.

Component footprint for NE34018: NE34018.p.

Component footprint for board-mounted SMA pad: SMApad.p.

You must also read these instructions on how to layout the PCB and how to submit it to Prof. Long

Layout instructions


ADS models for NE34018

Nonlinear model for NE34018. Biasing is required. Copy into your ADS project networks directory

S parameter model for NE34018. Copy into your ADS project data directory


Data sheet for NE34018



Data sheets for Coilcraft chip inductors

0603 chip inductor data sheet

0603 chip inductor equivalent circuit ("spice") models

chip inductor models - manufacturer info on use


Here are examples of amplifiers using PCB layout

example 1

example 2

Here is an example of an amplifier using copper tape layout

example of layout. Don't laugh! It worked!


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