Maricopa Community Colleges  ELE121   19886-20035 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 03/10/87
ELE121 19886-20035 LEC
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Solid-State Devices and Circuits I
Theory of operation of semiconductor diodes and transistors. Bipolar junction transistor biasing and load-line analysis. AC equivalent circuits applied to small signal amplifiers. Prerequisites: ELE112.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
ELE121   19886-20035 Solid-State Devices and Circuits I
1. Define the following electronic terms: intrinsic semi-conductor, n-typematerial, p-type material, doping, convalent bonding, pentavalent atoms and trivalent atoms. (I)
2. Describe the operation of both a forward-and reverse-biased diode. (II)
3. Analyze small-and large-signal diode circuits. (III,IV)
4. Describe the functions of the base, emitter and collector of a bipolar transistor, and how they are biased. (V)
5. Identify and describe the various froms of transistor biasing and how an operating point is selected. (VI)
6. Solve for all DC voltages and currents in the three basic transistor amplifier configurations (CE, BC, and CC). (VII, VIII)
7. Calculate input and output impedances, and voltage gain for a given configuration using the AC model of the three basic transistor amplifier configurations. (VII, VIII)
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ELE121   19886-20035 Solid-State Devices and Circuits I
    I. Introduction
        A. Semiconductor theory
        B. Conduction in crystals
        C. Doping
      II. Diode Theory
          A. The unbiased diode
          B. Forward bias
          C. Reverse bias
          D. Diode approximations
        III. Diode Circuits
            A. The half-wave rectifier
            B. The full-wave rectifier
            C. The bridge rectifier
            D. The limiter
            E. The dc clamper
          IV. Special-Purpose Diodes
              A. Zoner diodes
              B. Optoelectronic devices
              C. The Schottky diode
              D. Varactor diodes
            V. Bipolar Transistors
                A. Basic concepts
                B. Forward-reverse bias
                C. The CE connection
                D. Transistor characteristics
                E. DC load lines
                F. The transistor current source
              VI. Transistor Biasing Circuits
                  A. Base bias
                  B. Emitter-feedback bias
                  C. Collector-feedback bias
                  D. Voltage-divider bias
                VII. CE Amplifiers
                    A. Coupling and bypass copacitors
                    B. Superposition theorem for amplifiers
                    C. AC resistance of the emitter diode
                    D. The AC model of a CE stage
                    E. The swamped stages
                    F. Cascaded stages
                  VIII. CC and CB Amplifiers
                      A. The CC amplifier
                      B. The AC model of an emitter follower
                      C. The common-base amplifier
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