14:332:361 Electronic Devices

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

Topics Covered:

  • 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.