EET 150 - Electronic Devices and Laboratory
This is a first course in Electronics, with an introduction to semi-conductor physics and the active devices fundamental to the field. Diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, thyristors, and optoelectronic devices are studied. Amplifiers and other representative circuits based on these building blocks are analyzed and designed using traditional and computer based methods. Frequency response characteristics and Bode plots of amplifiers are analyzed.
Prerequisites: EET 107 Electronic Computer Applications, EET 121 DC & AC Circuits, EET 121L DC & AC Circuits Laboratory, MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry
3 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Explain the operation of diodes, their application in rectifier circuits, and the block diagram of a complete power supply.
2. Describe the characteristics of a zener diode and its operation in a voltage regulator circuit.
3. Describe the function and operation of bipolar and field effect transistors and their use as amplifiers and switches.
4. Explain the purpose of DC bias and the use of load-line analysis in amplifier circuits.
5. Explain the AC small signal model of an amplifier and discuss amplifier characteristics like voltage gain, input and output resistances, and loading effect.
6. Describe frequency response characteristics and bandwidth limitations of amplifier circuits.
7. Explain the characeristics and applications of thyristors and optoelectronic devices.
8. Use simulation software to analyze circuits.
9. Use electronic test equipment including: DC power supply, function generator, digital multimeter, curve tracer, oscilloscope, and frequency counter.
10. Breadboard and troubleshoot circuits, take measurements, analyze data, and produce coherent lab reports.
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