This subject aims to provide an introduction to the use of semiconductor devices in electronic circuits. The subject is also used to reinforce a basic understanding of circuittheory analysis in combination with other relevant subjects. The student is familiarisedwith a range of semiconductor components and the relevant measurement techniques involved in constructing and testing simple analogue circuits. Elements of analyticaltechniques are explored when dealing with the circuits.
Diodes, Zener diodes & Rectifiers
Conductors, semiconductors and insulators, energy band diagrams, PN jubnction, diode symbol and appearance. Diode and Zener diode characteristics and parameters, other diode types, analysis of diode circuits and diode rectifiers.
Bipolar Junction Transistors
NPN, PNP, Symbol and Appearance, Characteristics and paramemters. Base/Emitter/Voltage Divider biasing, Q point and DC Load Line. Transistor switch, AC modelling.
General voltage amplifiers. Common Emitter and Common Collector amplifier analysis. Ideal operational amplifiers - analysis of inverting, non-inverting amplifiers and voltage follower.
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