Course catalog description: Fundamentals of semiconductor devices and microelectronic circuits, terminal characteristics of p-n and Zener diodes, diode circuits. Principles of MOSFET and BJT operation, biasing technology, single stage transistor circuit analysis at midband frequencies.
Credits and contact hours: 3 credits; 1 hour and 20-minute session twice a week, every week
Pre-Requisite courses: 14:332:222; 14:332:224
Co-Requisite courses: 14:332:363
- Analog and digital signals, amplifiers, circuit models for amplifiers, network theorems
- Operational Amplifiers. Ideal Op Amp, inverting & non-inverting configurations, Op Amp circuits, non-ideal performance
- Diodes, Ideal diode, terminal characteristics, analysis of diode circuits, small signal analysis
- PN junction under reverse-bias, PN junction under forward bias, Zener diodes Diode applications, diode circuit analysis and design.
- Bipolar Junction Transistors; Physical structures and models of operation, PNP & NPN transistors
- DC analysis, BJT as an amplifier
- Single stage amplifier configurations (CE, CC, CB)
- BJT in cut-off and saturation; BJT circuit applications and circuit design
- MOS Field-Effect Transistors. Structure and physical operation of enhancement-type, depletion type MOSFET
- MOSFET current – voltage characteristics, MOSFET circuits at DC
- MOSFET as an amplifier, small-signal operation and models
- Biasing circuits and biasing design, single-stage MOSFET amplifiers (CG,CS, CC)
- Single-stage MOSFET amplifiers circuit analysis and design
Textbook: A. S. Sedra and K.C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford University Press.