14:332:361 Electronic Devices
14:332:361 Electronic Devices (3)
Fundamentals of semiconductor devices and microelectronic circuits, terminal characteristics of pn and Zener diodes, diode circuits. Principles of MOSFET and BJT operation, biasing technology, single stage transistor circuit analysis at midband frequencies.
14:332:222
14:332:363
1. Basic circuit analysis techniques
2. Frequencydomain and timedomain response of circuits
3. Twoport network parameters
A.S.Sedra and K.C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th edition, Oxford University Press, 2010.
K.C. Smith, KC’s Problems and Solutions for Microelectronic Circuits, 6th edition, Oxford University Press
G. Roberts and A.S. Sedra, Spice,3rd edition, Oxford University Press
1. To introduce students structures, physical operations, and circuit applications of basic semiconductor devices.
2. To provide students a base for a further study of analog and digital electronics, and to develop the ability to analyze and design electronic circuits.
A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
1. An ability to define and analyze the four basic amplifiers models (voltage, current, transconductance and transresistance). Solve the amplifier’s transfer functions and gain.
2. An ability to understand in depth the op amp as a circuit building block and its terminal characteristics for applications.
3. An ability to understand the essence of the diode functions, grasp the techniques for the analysis of diode circuits through modeling the diode characteristics, use diodes for various applications, including in design of rectifier circuits.
4. An ability to develop a high degree of familiarity with the MOSFET: its physical structure and operation, terminal characteristics, circuit models, single  stage amplifier configurations and basic circuit applications, analyze and design the basic discrete MOSFET circuits.
5. An ability to analyze the BJT terminal characteristics, utilize the circuit models to perform the rapid firstorder analysis of BJT circuits and to design singlestage BJT amplifiers.
 Three Quizzes (10 %)
 Two MidTerm Exams (45 %)
 Final Exam (45 %)
N = none S = Supportive H = highly related
Outcome 
Level 
Proficiency assessed by 
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, science, and engineering 
H 
HW Problems, Quizzes, Exams 
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments and interpret data 
S 
Design problems in HW, Quizzes and Exams 
(c) an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability 
N 

(d) an ability to function as part of a multidisciplinary team 
N 

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve ECE problems 
H 
HW Problems, Quizzes, Exams 
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
N 

(g) an ability to communicate in written and oral form 
S 
HW Problems 
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical and computer engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
N 

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning 
S 
Lectures, subsequent courses 
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues 
N 

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical and computer engineering practice 
H 
HW (including problem solution simulation and design) 
Basic disciplines in Electrical Engineering 
H 
HW, Quizzes, Exams 
Depth in Electrical Engineering 
S 
HW, Quizzes, Exams 
Basic disciplines in Computer Engineering 
S 
PSPICE simulation 
Depth in Computer Engineering 
N 

Laboratory equipment and software tools 
S 
PSPICE, MATLAB, Lab equipment 
Variety of instruction formats 
S 
Lectures, Office hour discussions 
Week 1: Introduction. Analog and digital signals, amplifiers, circuit models for amplifiers, network theorems
Week 2: Operational Amplifiers. Ideal Op Amp, inverting & noninverting configurations, Op Amp circuits, nonideal performance
Week 3: Diodes, Ideal diode, terminal characteristics, analysis of diode circuits, small signal analysis
Week 4: PN junction under reversebias, PN junction under forward bias, zener diodes
Week 5: Diode applications, diode circuit analysis and design.
Examination 1
Week 6: Bipolar Junction Transistors; Physical structures and models of operation, PNP & NPN transistors
Week 7: DC analysis, BJT as an amplifier
Week 8: Single stage amplifier configurations (CE, CC, CB)
Week 9: BJT in cutoff and saturation; BJT circuit applications and circuit design
Examination 2
Week 10: MOS FieldEffect Transistors. Structure and physical operation of enhancementtype and depletion type MOSFET
Week 11: MOSFET current – voltage characteristics, MOSFET circuits at DC
Week 12: MOSFET as an amplifier, smallsignal operation and models
Week 13: Biasing circuits and biasing design, singlestage MOSFET amplifiers (CG,CS, CC)
Week 14: Singlestage MOSFET amplifiers circuit analysis and design
Weeks 1516: Review and Final Examination
Simulations using PSpice.
There is a separate lab course 14:332:363 "Electrical Devices Lab" associated with this course.
~25% Homework problems are designoriented problems. In conjunction with the Lab course (14:332:363), students will learn the pspice software for simulation and design the circuits using diodes, MOSFETs and BJTs. ~20% problems in the Exams are design related.
1. Homework, 2.Computeraided circuit simulation, 3.Testing (Quizzes, Exams)
(a) Collegelevel Mathematics and Basic Sciences: 0.25 credit hours
(b) Engineering Topics (Science and/or Design): 2.75 credit hours
(c) General Education: 0.0 credit hours
Total credits: 3