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The question that I have is: how much of analog electronic circuits must you know about before digital electronic circuits (I'm talking about the introductory level for both of these subjects). At my school, they offer a 2-part course in analog electronic circuits and a 1 part course in digital electronic circuits. The descriptions of each course is as follows:

115A. Analog Electronic Circuits I (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour; outside study, seven hours. Enforced requisite: course 110. Review of physics and operation of diodes and bipolar and MOS transistors. Equivalent circuits and models of semiconductor devices. Analysis and design of single-stage amplifiers. DC biasing circuits. Small-signal analysis. Operational amplifier systems. Letter grading.

115B. Analog Electronic Circuits II (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour; outside study, eight hours. Enforced requisite: course 115A. Analysis and design of differential amplifiers in bipolar and CMOS technologies. Current mirrors and active loads. Frequency response of amplifiers. Feedback and its properties. Stability issues and frequency compensation. Letter grading.

115C. Digital Electronic Circuits (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour; outside study, seven hours. Enforced requisites: course 115A, Computer Science M51A. Recommended: course 115B. Transistor-level digital circuit analysis and design. Modern logic families (static CMOS, pass-transistor, dynamic logic), integrated circuit (IC) layout, digital circuits (logic gates, flipflops/latches, counters, etc.), computer-aided simulation of digital circuits. Letter grading.

The EE department recommends that I take Analog Electronic Circuits II (115B) before I take Digital Electronic Circuits (155C), but I was wondering if it would be okay for me to just skip the Analog Electronic Circuits II and just move on to Digital Electronic Circuits? Will I be at an annoying disadvantage during the course or will I do fine? Thanks for your input!

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# How much of analog circuits before digital circuits?

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