Course description

This course covers fundamental circuits: diodes, amplifiers, linear integrated circuits, and digital logic circuits. The basic theory and applications are introduced. Objective: To enable students to familiarize themselves with the use of electronic circuit theory and design.


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Course Objectives

  • Describe the principles and application of basic electronic components.
  • Perform circuit analysis (resistance, capacitance and inductance).
  • Explain and use diodes and transistors in certain applications.
  • Analyse and use operational amplifiers.
  • Evaluate the suitability of basic electronic components in applications.
  • Present how electronic components/devices work verbally and in writing.

Teaching Strategies

How this course is going to be taught

  • Lecture 100% 100%

Course material

Thomas L. Floyd, “Electronic Devices: Conventional Current Version”, 9th or a later edition, 2012, Pearson Ed. Inc.

Course outline
  1. Introduction, Pedagogics, and Rhetoric
  2. Basics of Diodes; 34p
  3. Diodes and applications; 36p
  4. Special-purpose diodes and applications; 40p
  5. Basics of Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT); 16p
  6. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT); 21p
  7. Transistor bias circuits; 23p
  8. BJT amplifiers; 29p
  9. Multistage and differential amplifiers; 18p
  10. Basics of Field-Effect Transistors (FET);28p
  11. Metal Oxide Semiconductor FET and switching circuits;27p
  12. FET amplifiers; 23p
  13. Power amplifiers; 17p
  14. Power amplifiers; 15p
  15. Analysisof amplifier frequency response; 39p
  16. Basics of Operational amplifiers (Op-Amp);37p
  17. Op-Amps;21p
  18. Final Exam
  1. Behzad Razavi, “Microelectronics”, 2nd Edition, 2015, Wiley.
  2. Robert Boylestad and Louis Nashelsky, “Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory”, 11th Edition, 2013, Pearson.
  3. Albert Malvino and David J. Bates, “Electronic principles”, 8th Edition, 2015, or 7th Edition, 2006, McGraw-Hill Int. Edition.
  4. Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson , “Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age”, 1998, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Course policy

Active participation and collaboration enhance learning. Bonus points will be given for publishing the group project and presentation videos under a CC0 license. The published videos from previous years are found here.
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