Course Code:

CEID_NY165

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7

**Leactures and Tutorials**

Students will learn to

- Understand the basic principles underlying the physics of semiconductor devices in general and of the
*pn*junction in particular. Become familiar with the diode equation and*i*-*v*characteristic. - Use various circuit models of the semiconductor diode in simple circuits. These are divided into two classes: large-signal models and small-signal models.
- Study practical full-wave rectifier circuits and learn to analyze and determine the practical specifications of a rectifier by using large-signal diode models..
- Understand the basic operation of Zener diodes as voltage references, and use simple circuit models to analyze elementary voltage regulators.
- Use the diode models to analyze the operation of various practical diode circuits in signal processing applications.
- Understand the basic principles of amplification and switching.
- Understand the physical operation of bipolar transistors; and determine the operating point of a bipolar transistor circuit.
- Understand the large-signal model of the bipolar transistor, and apply it to simple amplifier circuits.
- Select the operating point of a bipolar transistor circuit; understand the principle of small-signal amplifiers.
- Understand the operation of a bipolar transistor as a switch.
- Understand the classification of field-effect transistors.
- Learn the basic operation of enhancement-mode MOSFETs by understanding their
*i*-*v*curves and defining equations. - Learn how enhancement-mode MOSFET circuits are biased.
- Understand the concept and operation of FET large-signal amplifiers.
- Understand the concept and operation of FET switches.

**Lectures: https://eclass.upatras.gr/courses/CEID1075/**

**Laboratory Exercises**

Students will learn to

- Use the basic (active and passive) elements and sources in closed circuits, and perform electric measurements.
- Use the digital oscilloscope
- Select the operating point of a bipolar transistor circuit
- Use the BJT in small-signal amplifiers.

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