1st week

Topics:
Using
computer mathematical notebooks (Studio Mathematics)
Using
computer algebra packages (Maxima, Scilab)
Using
an electrical and electronic circuit simulator (Qucs)
Using
an office package (Open Office)
Using
a graphics package (gnuplot)
Basic
Points:
Understand the basic capabilities and
limitations of the software packages
Learn their operation
Simulate a number of examples that have been solved either analytically,
or graphically, or both.
Compare simulation and analytical results.
Prepare a "Report"
Examples:
Applications:

2nd
week 
Topics:
Analysis  Synthesis
Review of electric circuits: Special
topics
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:
Study resistors and resistance
Study capacitors and capacitance
Study inductors and inductance
Study transformers and mutual
inductance
Study voltage sources
Study current sources
Apply capacitors and inductors in
practical circuits such as integrators and differentiators

3rd
week 
Topics:
The electronic diode and applications
Definition  Schematic symbol
Typical voltage – current (vi) characteristic of a diode – Mathematical description
Physical and mathematical operation of a diode: Forward biased  Reversed biased
Parameters of a diode: Dynamic resistance  Temperature effects
Models of a diode: Ideal  Practical (Approximate)  Real
Commercial diodes: Types  Data sheets  Specifications
Measurements: Testing – Troubleshooting – Diode terminal identification
Electronic circuits with diodes:
The Rectifying diode and applications
The Zener diode and applications
The Varactor diode and applications
The Optical diode and applications
The Current regulating diode and applications
The Schottky diode and applications
The PIN diode and applications
The step recovery diode and applications
The tunnel diode and applications
The laser diode and applications
Electronic systems with diodes: Power supply block diagram  capacitor filter – capacitor inductor – capacitor inductor capacitor – capacitor resistor capacitor
Basic
Points:
Diode characteristics
Analyze a diode circuit using
analytical and graphical methods.
Synthesize
a circuit using analytical and graphical methods.
Examples:
Representative examples:
Diodes_1a
Diodes_1b
Applications:

4th
week 
Topics:
The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and applications
Definition – schematic diagram
Typical voltage current characteristics (vi) of a transistor
Physical and mathematical operation of a transistor
Parameters of a transistor:
Models of a transistor
Commercial transistors: Types – Packaging  Datasheets – Specifications
Measurements – Troubleshooting – Transistor terminal identification
Electronic circuits with transistors: The transistor as an amplifier – The transistor as a switch
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
BJT_1a BJT_1b
Applications:

5th
week 
Topics:
The
field effect family of transistors and applications
Definition – schematic diagram
Typical voltage current characteristics (vi) of a transistor
Physical and mathematical operation of a transistor
Parameters of a transistor
Models of a transistor
Commercial transistors: Types – Packaging  Datasheets – Specifications
Measurements – Troubleshooting – Transistor terminal identification
Biasing of a transistor – Operating point – Bias circuits
Electronic circuits with transistors: The transistor as an amplifier – The transistor as a switch
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples: FET_1a FET_1b
Applications:

6th
week 
Topics:
The metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor
(MOSFET) and Applications
Definition – schematic diagram
Typical voltage current characteristics (vi) of a transistor
Physical and mathematical operation of a transistor
Parameters of a transistor
Models of a transistor
Commercial transistors: Types – Packaging  Datasheets – Specifications
Measurements – Troubleshooting – Transistor terminal identification
Biasing of a transistor – Operating point – Bias circuits
Electronic circuits with transistors: The transistor as an amplifier – The transistor as a switch
Operational amplifiers
Understand what operational amplifiers are
Learn about the ideal op amp
Learn some op amp circuits including inverting, noninverting, summing, and difference amplifiers
Be able to use PSpice to analyze op amp circuits
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples: OpAmp_1a OpAmp_1b
Applications:

7th
week 
Topics:
Other electronic devices and applications
a. The silicon controlled rectifier and applications
b. The diac and applications
c. The triac and applications
d. The silicon controlled switch and applications
e. The unijunction transistor and applications
f. The programmable unijunction transistor and applications
g. The IGBT
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples: OpAmp_1a OpAmp_1b
Applications:

8th
week 
Topics:
Other electronic devices and applications
a. The silicon controlled rectifier and applications
b. The diac and applications
c. The triac and applications
d. The silicon controlled switch and applications
e. The unijunction transistor and applications
f. The programmable unijunction transistor and applications
g. The IGBT
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Understand what operational amplifiers are
Learn about the ideal op amp
Learn some op amp circuits including inverting, noninverting, summing, and difference amplifiers
Be able to use a circuit simulator to analyze op amp circuits
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:

9th
week 
Topics:
The operational amplifier and applications
a. Basic principles
b. Basic circuits
Operational
Amplifiers
Ideal
Real
Voltage
follower
Inverting
Summing
Difference
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:

10th
week 
Topics:
The operational amplifier and applications
a. Basic principles
b. Basic circuits
Operational
Amplifiers
Ideal
Real
Voltage
follower
Inverting
Summing
Difference
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to automobile ignition circuit and smoothing circuits 
11th
week 
Topics:
Part
III: Electronic devices and basic systems
8. Small signal amplifiers
a. One stage
b. Two stages
c. nstages
Laboratory session:
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to phaseshifters and AC bridges 
12th
week 
Topics:
8. Small signal amplifiers
a. One stage
b. Two stages
c. nstages
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to capacitance multiplier and oscillators

13th
week 
Topics:
Frequency
response of the amplifiers
Introduction
Decibel
1.
Low frequency response
2.
Middle frequency response
3.
High frequency response
4.
Total amplifier frequency response
5.
Multistage amplifier response
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to power measurement and electricity consumption cost

14th
week 
Review:
Topics:
Frequency
response of the amplifiers
Introduction
Decibel
1.
Low frequency response
2.
Middle frequency response
3.
High frequency response
4.
Total amplifier frequency response
5.
Multistage amplifier response
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:
Apply what is learnt to threephase measurement and residential wiring

15th
week 
Review:
Topics:
Large signal amplifiers
a. One stage with transformer
b. One stage without transformer
c. Push – pull
d. Complementary symmetry
Methodology:
Basic
Points:
Examples:
Representative examples:
Applications:

16th
week 
Final
examination:
