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EET 201 - Electronics 1

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: EET 103  

This course delineates the principles and use of discrete electronic devices such as bipolar and field effect transistors,triac and silicon controlled rectifiers. Students will apply these devices to basic circuits such as small signal and power amplifiers and power control systems.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe semiconductor theory concepts and identify solid-state devices.
  2. Employ the techniques and methods to analyze and design rectifiers.
  3. Explain the operations of diodes and transistors in electronic circuits.
  4. Apply industry standard software in analyzing electronic circuits.
  5. Generate and plot frequency response graphs of voltage amplifiers.
  6. Use semiconductor concepts in troubleshooting and design of electronic circuits.
Listed Topics
  1. Introduction: voltage and current sources, Thevenin’s Theorem, Norton’s Theorem
  2. Semiconductors: conductors and semiconductors, silicon crystals, the unbiased diode, forward and reverse biased
  3. Diode theory: the diode curve, the ideal diode, the second and third approximation, load lines
  4. Diode circuits: the input transformer, the half-wave and full-wave rectifier, the bridge rectifier, the capacitor input filter, surge current, design guidelines, diode applications
  5. Special purpose diode: the Zener diode, the loaded Zener regulator, optoelectronic devices, the varactor, LED design guidelines
  6. Bipolar transistor: the unbiased transistor, transistor currents, the base and collector curve, cutoff and breakdown, the transistor model
  7. Transistor fundamentals: the load line and the operating point, the transistor switch, emitter bias, LED drivers, transistor current source
  8. Transistor biasing: voltage divider bias, VDB analysis, two supply emitter bias, PNP transistors
  9. AC models: coupling capacitor, bypass capacitor, small signal operation, AC resistance of the emitter diode, CE amplifier, AC model of the CE amplifier
  10. Voltage amplifiers: highlights of a CE amplifier, voltage gain, predicting voltage gain, swamped amplifier, cascaded stages, output impedance, cascaded stages, the Thevenin Method, common base amplifiers
  11. Power amplifiers: the AC load line, limits on signal swing, class A operation, transistor power rating, AC saturation and cutoff, AC output compliance, thermal resistance
Reference Materials
Approved Instructor textbooks and materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/28/2010

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