The aim of this module is to provide the student with a broad knowledge of analogue circuit techniques including the design of amplifier circuits. The module will examine the basic concepts of amplification, biasing circuits, circuit analysis of transistor based circuits as well as circuit construction and measurements. A circuit simulation tool will be used as part of the design environment.
Energy bands of metals, semiconductors and insulators. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors. p-type and n-typesemiconductors. Charge carriers. Conductivity of semiconductors
The Bipolar Transistor
Structure and operation. Common-base and common emitter configuration.Transistor gain calculations; bias conditions.Thermal runaway
Operation and structure of the MOSFET in depletion and enhancement modes. I-V characteristics of the MOSFET. Biasing circuits and amplifier circuits.
Operation Amplifiers and Applications
Op-amp applications and effects of limitations such as input bias current, input offset current, input offset voltage, gain-bandwidth product and slew rate.
Basic analysis and design of BJT and MOSFET amplifier circuits. Frequency response of amplifiers, feedback techniques, stability of amplifiers. Using CAD Tools to design the amplifer circuit
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