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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 137 Introduction to Semi and Analog

5 credits
An introductory study of basic semiconductor theory as it applies to electronics applications. Basic PN junctions through operational amplifier configurations and applications are explored.

Prerequisites: ELEC 130  or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental nature of semiconductor materials and its application in modern electronics
  • Describe the characteristics of and differences between the half-wave rectifier, the full-wave center tapped rectifier, and the full-wave bridge rectifier
  • Calculate ripple voltages and ripple frequencies of all rectifier types
  • Describe the operation and characteristics of an IC regulator
  • Name the three terminals of a bipolar junction transistor
  • Describe the two basic actions of a bipolar transistor:  ON/OFF switching action; Variable-resistor action
  • Explain the meaning of the following:  Transistor voltage and current abbreviations; DC alpha; DC beta; Collector characteristic curve; AC beta; Input resistance and impedance; Output resistance and impedance; Calculate a transistor circuit; DC current gain; AC current gain; Voltage gain; Power gain
  • Define the following terms:  DC load line; Cutoff point; Saturation point; Quiescent point.
  • Explain the JFET operation, and the following characteristics:  VP, VBR, IDSS, VGS(OFF); Transconductance; High input impedance
  • Describe how to test the various types of FET’s
  • Describe the symbol, package types, and internal block diagram of the operational amplifier and its application configurations