Basic Semiconductor and pn-junction theory: Energy Bands, Conductors, Insulators and semiconductors, p-type and n-type semiconductors, Majority and minority carriers, Drift and Diffusion Current. P-N junction as a circuit element: operational principle of p-n junction diode, contact potential, current-voltage characteristics of a diode, simplified dc and ac diode models, dynamic resistance and capacitance. Diode applications: Half wave and full wave rectifiers, rectifiers with filter capacitor, clamping and clipping circuits. Zener diode: characteristics of a zener diode, zener shunt regulator. Introduction to power diodes: schottky diode, tunnel diode, gun diode, varactor diode. Bipolar junction Transistors (BJT): Basic structure, BJT characteristics and regions of operation, BJT Currents, BJT Terminal Voltages, BJT voltage amplification. Bipolar Junction Transistor Biasing: The dc load line and bias point, biasing the BJT for discrete circuits, small signal equivalent circuit models, h parameters. Single-stage BJT amplifier circuits and their configurations: Voltage and current gain, input and output impedances. Introduction to multistage amplifiers; Power amplifiers: Class A, Class B and Class C amplifiers; Introduction to power transistors: Field-Effect Transistors (FET), Junction Field-Effect Transistors (JFET), Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect-Transistor (MOSFET), FET Biasing and Small-Signal Analysis, Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor(MESFET), Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs), Static Induction Transistors (SITs) and COOLMOS. Introduction to operational amplifier (Op-Amp); Electronic circuit analysis using PSPICE.

Course Type | Major |
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Credit Hour | 4 |

Lecture Hour | 60 |

- Analyze ideal diode and ideal diode circuits.
- Understand real mathematical model of a diode.
- Solve diode circuits.
- Understand basic characteristics of BJT and MOSFET.
- Analyze DC of BJT and FET circuits.
- Analyze AC of BJT and FET circuits.
- Comprehend the concept of amplifier, input resistance, and output resistance.

*Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory*by Robert L Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky*Principles of Electronics*by V. K. Mehta, Rohit Mehta

Biweekly Quiz, Biweekly Programming Assignment, One Midterm Exam, One Final Exam

Letter Grade | Marks | Grade Point |
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A | 90 - 100 | 4.00 |

A- | 85 - 89 | 3.70 |

B+ | 80 - 84 | 3.30 |

B | 75 - 79 | 3.00 |

B- | 70 - 74 | 2.70 |

C+ | 65 - 69 | 2.30 |

C | 60 - 64 | 2.00 |

C- | 55 - 59 | 1.70 |

D+ | 50 - 54 | 1.30 |

D | 45 - 49 | 4.00 |

F | 00 - 44 | 4.00 |