PH-303 Circuits and Devices.

  1. Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws, the superposition principle, multi-path circuits.
  2. Source transformation, maximum power transfer theorem, Thevenin-Norton equivalent circuits, linear system analysis basics.
  3. Introduction to semiconductors, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, temperature dependence of carrier concentrations, electrons and holes.
  4. Basic principles of pn junctions, built-in potential, and space charge layers, forward and reverse bias, the diode equation.
  5. Ideal diodes, terminal characteristics of junction diodes, modeling the diode forward characteristic, operation in the reverse breakdown region.
  6. Rectifier circuits, limiting and clamping circuits, special diodes (Zener and tunnel diodes) and applications.
  7. Fully controlled single phase SCR bridge rectifier and rectifier circuits, switch mode power supplies.
  8. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT), device structure and physical operation, current-voltage characteristics, DC analysis and biasing techniques, small-signal operation and models, single stage amplifier, transfer functions, BJTs as a switch.
  9. Basic operational amplifiers, inverting and non-inverting, differential modes, gain and bandwidth, frequency response, nonlinear applications.
  10. Principles of feedback, stability, oscillator circuits, analysis in real time and frequency space.


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