FAEN 108: Basic Electronics


History of electronics from vacuum tubes to large scale integration, classification of electronic signals (digital, analog, role of A/D and D/A converters), electronic components, symbols and identification. Semiconductivity. Diodes and Diode Circuits: diode characteristics, model, and behavior in relation to circuits and analysis. Field-Effect Transistors and Circuits: MOSFET characteristics and model, biasing techniques, circuit symbol, analog MOSFET amplifier. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT): Physical structure of the BJT, circuit representation, transistor biasing, and transistor ratings. Fundamentals of Digital Electronics: Ideal logic gates, logic level definition and dynamic response of logic gates, logic gates examples. Signal Amplifiers: Concept of amplification, operational amplifier and its application as a filter, the BJT and MOSFET transistor as amplifiers, small signal behavior of the transistor. Basic Analog and Digital circuit elements, frequency response, signal generator, filters and waveform shaping circuits.