EE285 Electronics I
Course Code
EE285
Course Title
Electronics I
Credits
3
Course Type
CORE
Aims/Objectives
To introduce commonly used electronics components, their operations, characteristics and practical use for designing electronic circuits. At the end of this course students should be able to implement single stage amplifiers, use a BJT as a switch and explain the behavior of the circuit, select a suitable OPAmp for a given application and implement OPAmp circuits for common applications.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
Knowledge:
At the end of this course, a student will be able to;
 Describe commonly used electronic components.
 Describe their operations and characteristics.
 Describe their applications.
Skill:
At the end of this course, a student will be able to;
 Obtain characteristics of electronic components experimentally.
 Select suitable components to design a given electronic circuit.
 Design simple circuits using electronic components.
Attitude:
 At the end of the course, students should be able to appreciate the different types of electronic components and their applicability for building different types of electronic circuits
Textbooks and References
 Millman and Halkias, Integrated Electronics
Topic  Time Allocated / hours  

L  T  P  A  
Diodes Semiconductors, pn junction, diodes, operation principle of diodes ideal & piecewise linear modeling, diode circuits & applications 
4      1 
Bipolar Junction Transistor Terminal Characteristics, Operational principles, as an amplifier and a switch, biasing circuits & amplifier configurations, dc/ac load line analysis, small signal analysis 
6  1    1 
Amplifiers General Concepts, voltage gain, current/power gain input , resistance, and output resistance, multistage amplifiers, coupling techniques, frequency response 
5  1     
Operational Amplifiers(OPAMP) The ideal OpAmp, openloop gain, input resistance, and output resistance. Characteristics of Real OpAmps; open loop transfer function, voltage gains, bandwidth, slew rate, power bandwidth, clipping, offset voltages and currents, rejection ratios 
5       
OPAMP Applications; Linear Applications (Inverting and noninverting amplifiers. Differential and summing amplifiers. Integrators and differentiators.), Nonlinear Applications ( precision rectifiers, peak detectors, Schmitttrigger comparator and logarithmic amplifiers) 
6  1     
Junction Field Effect Transistors(JFET) JFET Terminal Characteristics, Circuit Models, Applications; Amplifier Configurations, DC/AC load line analysis 
2      1 
Metal Oxide Semiconductor(MOS) Field Effect Transistors MOS Terminal Characteristics , Circuit Models, Applications; Amplifier Configurations, DC/AC load line analysis 
2       
Electronic Laboratory 
    21   
Total (hours) 
30  3  21  3 
L = Lectures, T = Tutorial classes, P = Practical classes, A = Homework Assignments
Assessment  Percentage Marks 

Practicals  20 
Assignments  10 
MidExam  20 
EndExam  50 
Last Update: 03/02/2024

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