Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the characteristics of semiconductor materials and PN junctions.
2. Identify common diode/rectifier power supply circuits.
3. Compare the characteristics of basic power supply filters.
4. Identify the characteristics of regulated power supplies.
5. Calculate circuit values from existing circuit designs of solid state amplifiers.
6. Calculate input impedance (Zin), output impedance (Zo) and amplifier gain.
7. Recognize the effects of loading upon an individual amplifier stage.
8. Describe the behavior of both series and parallel resonance on amplifier performance.
I. Semiconductor physics of a PN junction for forward and reverse bias conditions
II. Diode circuits
1. half wave
2. full wave
III. Power supply filter circuits
A. percent of ripple
B. percent of regulation
IV. Bipolar power supplies
V. Voltage muliplier circuits
VI. Solid state device structures and characteristics
A. bipolar junction transistor (BJT)
B. junction field effect transistor (JFET)
C. metal oxide substrate field effect transistor (MOSFET)
D. load lines
1. input impedance (Zin)
2. output impedance (Zo)
H. thermal stability
VII. Basic amplifier configurations and characteristics
A. Common input
1. common emitter
2. common source
B. Common output
1. common collector
2. common drain
C. Common control
1. common base
2. common gate
VIII. Series and parallel resonance, Q factor and bandwidth
IX. Amplifier classes: A, AB, B, C
X. Regulated power supplies
A. three terminal fixed
B. three terminal adjustable
I. Diodes & Rectification
II. Limiters & Clampers
III. Power supply filtering
IV. Power supply types - single voltage, bipolar voltage & voltage multipliers
V. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) biasing - load line
VI. BJT Common Emitter (CE) linear amplifier
VII. BJT Common Collector (CC) and Common Base (CB) linear amplifiers
VIII. Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) Common Source (CS) linear amplifier
IX. JFET Common Drain (CD) & Common Gate (CG) linear amplifiers
X. Metal Oxide Substrate (MOSFET) switch mode operation
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 30%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
30 - 40%
|Homework problems, lab assignments||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 40%
|Quizzes; midterm and final exam: objective examinations include multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Electronic Devices, 9th edition. Floyd, Thomas L. Prentice Hall publishers: 2012
Semiconductor Circuit Approximations, 4th edition. Malvino, Albert Paul. McGraw-Hill: 1985 (classic)