Curriculum Designation: Required for electrical engineering and computer engineering majors.
Course (Catalog) Description: Diode models and circuits; DC biasing of bipolar-junction and field-effect transistors; small- and large-signal transistor models; frequency analysis of single-stage AC amplifiers.
Prerequisite: EEL 3112 and MAP 2302
Textbooks/Required Material: Microelectronic Circuits & Devices, Author: Horenstein, Publisher: Pearson Education, Edition: 2nd, Copyright Year: 1996
- Analyze basic circuits using Ohm's, Kirchhoff's, and superposition laws, as well as Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits.
- Describe the nonlinear I-V characteristics of the p-n junction diode, and solve simple circuits containing two-terminal nonlinear elements.
- Classify the electronic circuits made from two-terminal nonlinear elements, including clipping, limiting, and rectification, and analyze and design power-supply circuits.
- Describe the I-V characteristics of three-terminal devices including field-effect transistor (FET) and bipolar junction transistor (BJT); and identify the type of device given the I-V characteristics.
- Analyze and design basic circuits containing three-terminal devices, determine the relationship between the input and output voltages, and determine the device parameters.
- Analyze and design single transistor amplifier circuits, and determine the small-signal gains of the amplifier using the small-signal model.
- Identify and determine high and low-frequency capacitor in amplifiers, derive frequency response of basic amplifiers, and design an amplifier to meet frequency response criteria.
- Review of Circuit Analysis
- Basic Semiconductor Theory
- Operational Amplifier Circuits
- Diodes and Applications
- Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT): DC Analysis and Biasing
- BJT Amplifier Circuits: Small-Signal Analysis and Frequency Response
- Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET): DC Analysis and Biasing
- MOSFET Amplifier Circuits: Small-Signal Analysis and Frequency Response
- BJT and MOSFET Amplifier Circuit Configurations
Class Schedule: Three 50 minute or two 75 minute lectures per week (3 credit hours).
Contribution to Professional Component: Engineering topic: 3 credit hours
Science/Design (%): 80% / 20%
Relationship to ABET Program Outcomes: E and I
Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey
Revised: may 6, 2016