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Basic Electronic Circuits

  • Course Code :
    ELE 216
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Area of Study :

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1- Characterize Semiconductor Materials; 2- Analyze the Conduction Mechanism in Semiconductors; 3- Give the Structure, Analyze, and Characterize Diodes; 4- Give the Structure, Analyze, and Characterize BJT’s; 5- Give the Structure, Analyze, and Characterize MOSFET’s;

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Semiconductor devices and switching characteristics, Logic gates and families, Memory elements and types, Timing circuits, Analog / digital and digital / analog converters.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Understand the atomic structure and the energy band diagram of semiconductor materials.
2- Understand the conduction mechanisms in semiconductors.
3- Know and Classify different diode structures.
4- Know and Classify different BJT’s structures.
5- Know and Classify different FET’s structures.
6- Enumerate built-in potential, transition region capacitance, and diffusion capacitance of the PN junction.
7- Derive the PN junction I-V characteristics.
8- Implement clipping and rectifier circuits
9- Derive the BJT input and output characteristics.
10- Understand the use of BJT to amplify signals and its use as a switch
11- Derive the FET input and output characteristics.
12- Understand the Operational Amplifier Characteristics and applications

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Compare between different kinds of diodes.
2- Compare between different kinds of transistors.
3- Analyze Diode circuits (clipper, rectifier,..etc).
4- Analyze BJT biasing circuits
5- Analyze MOSFET biasing circuits

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Measure the diode I-V characteristics.
2- Measure the BJT input and output characteristics
3- Measure the FET input and output characteristics

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work effectively in team.
2- Develop skills related to creative thinking, problem solving, oral and written communication, and teamwork

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to Semiconductor Solid State 8 4 4
Semiconductor Diode 8 4 4
Diode Models 8 4 4
Diode Circuit Applications 8 4 4
Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) 8 4 4
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) 8 4 4
Operational Amplifier 12 6 6

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem solving
Experiential learning

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
1st Midterm 15.00 5
2nd Midterm 15.00 10
Assignments, Participation, & Quizzes 30.00
Final Exam 40.00 16

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Microelectronic Circuits Adel S.Sedra Oxford
No Book no no

Recommended books :

Electronic Principles (7th edition or later), A. Malvino and D. Bates,, ISBN-10: 0073222771Lecture notes on the course Moodle page, FUE website. Microelectronic Circuits, (5th edition), A. Sedra and J. Smith, Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 0195338839, 2004. Instructor notes

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