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Electronics

  • Course Code :
    ELE 213
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    4.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

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Area of Study :

 Describe the physical and basic principles of semiconductor diodes, BJT, and FET.  Analysis of diode circuits and their different applications.  Understand the analysis of single-stage amplifier circuits using FET & BJT.  Train the student to perform experiments on electronic circuits using electronic laboratory and software tools for circuit design and simulation

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Semiconductor diode (theory of the P-N junction, I-V characteristics, junction potential, forward and reverse biased P-N junction, diffusion capacitance), Diode models .Diode circuit applications (rectifier circuits, voltage doublers, clipping circuits), Special diodes: Zener diode, Schottky barrier diodes, Light emitting diodes (LED) .and photodiodes. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), Static and dynamics characteristics, Field Effect Transistor (FET), linear, nonlinear and pinch off regions, Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) and Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET): physical structure, basic configurations, the I-V characteristics, FETs applications: MOSFET as a resistance, JFET as a constant current source, Single stage amplifiers (biasing, small signal models). Other semiconductor devices.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1. Describe the basic principles of semiconductor diodes.
2- a2. Determine the different applications of the diode circuits.
3- a3. Recognize the basic principles of semiconductor FET transistors.
4- a4. Describe the single-stage amplifier circuits using FET transistors and their applications.
5- a5. Define the basic principles of semiconductor BJT transistors.
6- a6. Describe the single-stage amplifier circuits using BJT transistors and their applications.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- b1. Analyze problems related to the diode circuits and their different applications.
2- b2. Analyze problems related to single-stage amplifier circuits and their applications.
3- b3. Construct a comparison between different configurations of single-stage amplifier circuits.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1. Apply theories and techniques of mathematics, basic electricity and electronics to solve electronic circuit problem.
2- c2. Use computational facilities and related software tools, measuring instruments, workshops and/or relevant laboratory equipment to design and diagnosis experiments.
3- c3. Read thoroughly datasheets and identify appropriate specifications for required device and circuits.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- d1. Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team
2- d2. Communicate effectively.
3- d3. Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources.
4- d4. Search for information and engage in life-long self-learning discipline.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to Electronics and Semiconductors junction. 6 3 3
Physics of semiconductors 9 6 3
PN-junction • Ideal diode and actual Diode Characteristics. 6 3 3
Different applications of diodes: Rectifier circuits, Peak detectors, Limiter and clamper circuits, voltage doublers, Zener Diodes, and Special diodes 21 12 9
Amplification using FET transistors • Biasing techniques • Common Source Amplifier • Common Drain Amplifier • Common Gate Amplifier 18 9 9
Different applications of FET transistors 6 3 3
Amplification using BJT transistors • Biasing techniques • Common Emitter Amplifier • Common Collector Amplifier • Common Base Amplifier 12 6 6
Different applications of BJT transistors 12 6 6

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem solving
Discussion
Experiential Learning

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
• Final exam 40.00
o Electronic and computer Lab Experiments 10.00
o In Class Quizzes and participation 20.00
o Mid-Term Exams 30.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Electronic Principles Albert Malvino McGraw Hill

Course notes :

No course notes are required

Recommended books :

Albert Malvino. David Bates, Electronic Principles, Eighth Edition, Mc Graw Hill Education, 2016. Adel S. Sedra, and Kenneth C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford University Press 7th Edition, 2014.

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