**Prerequisites **

Linear Circuit Analysis

**Course Overview**

This course is an introduction to active electronic components and a study of circuits containing such components.

Students will receive one assignment every week, which will cover the topics discussed in the class in that week. All the assignments must be completed and turned in by the Monday of the week following the one in which they are posted. No late assignments will be accepted.

The course will also have quizzes, a midterm and a final exam.

**Course Objectives**

After this course, students should have a strong intuition and insight of the dynamics of electronic components like diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs, which can be further used to design and optimize circuits’ performance. Detailed DC and AC analysis of BJT and MOSFETs, especially for small signal analysis, should be in grasp of the students.

**Required Text(s)**

*Microelectronic Circuits*, 7^{th}Edition

Adel S. Sidra & Kenneth C. Smith- Related articles, videos and online tutorials (links shall be provided)

**References**

*Electronic Devices and Circuits*, Theodore D. Bogart, J S Beasley, Guillermo Rico*Introductory Electronic Devices and Circuits*, 7^{TH}Edition, Robert T. Paynter

** ****Academic Integrity**

Students are responsible for the content of assignments.* Cheating or plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated. Violations can result in an F grade. *

**Evaluation Criteria**

**Quiz** **15**

**Assignment** **15**

**Midterm Exams** **20**

**Final** **50**

- Zener Models (Ideal & Practical)
- Zener Operating Characteristics
- LEDs & Multicolor LEDs

- Components of Power Supply
- Transformer
- Rectifiers (Half-Wave, Full-Wave, Bridge)

- Filters (Capacitive, LC, RC-Pi, LC-Pi)
- Regulators (Zener & IC)
- Load Regulations
- Power Supply Troubleshooting

- Clipper Circuits & Applications (AM Demodulator & Transient Protection)
- Clamper Circuits & Applications
- Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, Pentapliers)

- Varactor Diodes
- PIN Diodes
- Schottky Diodes
- Esaki Diodes

- BJT Physics & Operating States
- Simple BJT Circuits & Linear Applications Biasing (IB & VB Control)
- Impact of RC, RE, RB and various Voltages on IB & VB Control

- Introduction to AC Analysis
- Common-Emitter Amplifiers: Basic Concepts, Gain and Impedance
- Role of Capacitors: Bypass & Coupling

*Midterm Exam*

- Common-Collector Amplifiers: Basic Concepts, Gain and Impedance
- Common-Base Amplifiers: Basic Concepts, Gain and Impedance
- Amplifiers Comparison

- Box Model
- Hybrid-Pi Model and Circuits
- h-Parameters Model, Cicruits and Limitations
- Multistage Amplifiers

- JFET Physics and Operating States
- DC Biasing (Graphical & Anyaltical)

- D-MOSFET & E-MOSFET Physics and Operating States
- DC Biasing (Graphical & Anyaltical)
- CMOS

- Introduction to AC Analysis
- FET AC Model and Configurations
- FET Hybrid-Pi Model
- FET-BJT Circuits

- Frequency Response BJT
- Darlington Common Emitter
- Cascode Amplifier
- AC Analysis of Collector Feedback Biasing – The Miller Effect

- Review Session
- Guest Lecture

*Finals*

The course schedule and content may be modified by 15 – 20% as the semester progresses.