University of California at Berkeley

Donald A. Glaser Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory

Physics 111

Previously Basic Semiconductor Circuits (BSC)

Spring 2014

New Physics 111 Instrumentation Laboratory

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  • Instrumentation Lab Instructor: Professor Bob Jacobsen
  • Office: 307 Old LeConte Hall
  • Phone: (510) 486-7355 or 708-5988
  • E-Mail:
  • Attention all Students come to the Introduction lecture first day of class in room 286 LeConte Hall at 1:00 PM.

    You must fill out the Signature Card on bSpace Located on bSpace in Quiz & Survey section, and submit it on Bspace before you do anything in the 111-Lab. If your are not enrolled on bSpace then see Don Orlando in the 111-Lab.

    First (1st) Read the Instrumentation Lab Syllabus below before coming to Lab.

    NOTE: Each Student must have their picture available on the UC Berkeley bSpace site. If NOT then you must bring a PASSPORT PHOTO of themselves to turn in ( not the actual passport but the actual passport photo) on the 1 st day of Lab for security purposes.

  • Physics 111-Lab Library Site Reprints and Equipment Manuals Collection
  • Readme: Instrumentation Lab Syllabus

    All Students should Download their "BSC Lab Manuals" from the Web Site below.

    Instrumentation Lab Manuals

    Instrumentation Lab Report Due Dates

    Important Information for Instrumentation Lab Reports

    NEW National Instruments Multisim Guide

    Provided by National Instruments

    Instrumentation Lecture Notes

    Old PSpice Guide

  • Physics Computer Policy
  • The Instrumentation Lab (previously Basic Semiconductors Circuits Laboratory) is the first semester of the Physics Departments' advanced laboratory class, Physics 111, required for all physics majors. The class consists of approximately 12 labs, and ends with a design project of your own choice. The labs progress from basic instrumentation to frequency dependent components, transistors, op amps, and ends with LabView Programming. Each lab takes approximately two and a half afternoons to complete; one lab is due each week. We are teaching LabView and learning how to control experiments with the use of this software program and computers. This is applied Physics in action. We appreciate the donations received from donors, National Instruments, and a grant from NSF.

    Each weeks laboratories exercises are outlined in the laboratory manual.

    Several of the laboratories involve simulating circuits with Spice (using the Multisim program). The required simulation files for these exercises are located on the Physics 111-Lab Server only available from within the 111-Lab.


    Other PSpice files are here and require PSpice to run them but you can tranfer them into Multisim for simulation of the circuits.

    Supplementary materials (such as Fourier and Noise Generators, MathCad Analysis programs) are available for some of the laboratories.

    The Laboratory Staff: