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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 224 Electronic Circuits

5 credits
Course covers DC/AC analysis of basic FET devices with DC/AC amplifier analysis and a study of the thyristor family. Computer modeling of FET amplifiers is used to enhance understanding. Also includes a study of frequency effects on amplifier operation, and a study of oscillator and regulated power supply circuits. This course teaches to the global outcome of Information and Technical Literacy.

Prerequisites: ELEC 137 

Quarters Offered: Winter 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

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

  • Describe the operation of FET devices and their role in amplification
  • State common biasing methods for FET circuits
  • Approximate FET input/output impedances and gain
  • List the major parameters of FET configurations
  • Computer model DC/AC FET amplifiers and interpret the data
  • Construct, test and analyze the operation of several FET amplifier circuits in the lab
  • Name and recognize the schematic symbol of common thyristor devices
  • Explain the operation of a SCR and Triac circuit used to control power to a load
  • Construct, test and analyze a thyristor circuit in the lab
  • Describe the effects that frequency has on amplifier operation
  • Name several selected oscillator circuits by viewing their schematic diagrams
  • Construct, test and analyze the operation of oscillator circuits in the lab
  • Compare linear regulated power supplies with switch-mode power supplies
  • Describe the theory of linear regulated and switch-mode power supplies
  • Construct, test and analyze the operation of regulated power supplies in the lab
  • Use complex numbers in both rectangular and polar form
  • Read and interpret datasheets from a variety of sources, including the internet, and apply the data obtained to devices used

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20