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EE232 - Introduction to Electronics

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  • COURSE INFORMATON

    Course Title

    Code

    Semester

    C +P + L  Hour

    Credits

    ECTS

    Introduction to Electronics

    EE232

    4

    3 + 0 + 2

    4

    6

     

    Prerequisites

    EE211 - Electric Circuits

     

    Language of Instruction

    English

    Course Level

    Undergraduate

    Course Type

    Core

    Course Coordinator

    Serkan Topaloğlu

    Instructors

    Serkan Topaloğlu

    Assistants

    Anıl Özdemirli

    Goals

    To introduce semiconductor theory and electronic circuit elements, show their applications in basic circuits, teach how to use the PSpice Program to simulate given circuits, conduct experiments with them in the laboratory.

    Content

    Introduction: Electronic circuit elements and basic circuits. Diodes: Semiconductor concepts, physical structure and terminal characteristics of pn-junction diode, ideal diode, zener diode, other diodes, analysis of diode circuits. MOSFET and BJT: Physical structure and operation regions, DC biasing, small-signal models, analysis of basic amplifier circuits, operation as a switch. Operational Amplifiers: Properties, ideal OpAmp and circuit applications.  PSpice models.

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Teaching Methods

    Assessment Methods

    1)Ability to apply semiconductor properties to understand diode, BJT and MOSFET physical structures and operational principles.

    1,2

    1

    A,D

    2)Ability to do DC and AC analysis of basic diode circuits and basic BJT and MOSFET amplifiers.

    1,2

    1,3,6

    A,C,D

    3)Ability to analyze basic circuits with operational amplifiers (OPAMPs).

    1,2

    1,3,6

    A,C,D

    4)Ability to simulate, set-up and test basic diode and OPAMP circuits and basic BJT and MOSFET amplifiers. Ability to report the results.

     

    4,5,7,10

    1,3,6

    A,C,D

    5)Ability to use information sources to follow technological developments in electronics.

    6,9

    7

    D

     

    Teaching Methods:

    1: Lecture, 2: Problem Solving, 3: Simulation, 4: Seminar, 5: Interdisciplinary group working, 6: Laboratory, 7: Term research paper, 8: Guest Speaker, 9: Sample Project Review

    Assessment Methods:

    A: Exam, B: Quiz, C: Experiment, D: Homework, E: Project

     

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    Week

    Topics

    Study Materials

    1

    Basics of the semiconductor theory,

    Recommended Sources

    2

    Pn-junction diode; equation, i-v characteristic, physical structure,

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    3

    Definition of ideal diode, Diode circuit applications I,

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    4

    Diode circuit applications II, Zener diode i-v characteristic,

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    5

    Zener diode circuit applications, other diodes,

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    6

    Midterm I, Physical structure of MOSFETs,

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    7

    MOSFET terminal characteristics, operating regions,

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    8

    Biasing of MOSFET, its small-signal model at low frequencies,

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    9

    AC analysis of basic MOSFET amplifiers,

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    10

    Midterm II, Physical structure of BJT,

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    11

    BJT terminal characteristics, operating regions, Biasing of BJT,

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    12

    BJT small-signal model at low frequencies, basic BJT amplifiers,

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    13

    Operational Amplifiers (OPAMP), definition of ideal OPAMP,

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    14

    Slew rate, CMRR, OPAMP circuit applications.

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    RECOMMENDED SOURCES

    Textbook

    Microelectronic Circuits, Sixth edition, Sedra/Smith, Oxford University Press, 2010

    Additional Resources

    Supplementary Class Notes, “Introduction to Electronic”,

    Deniz Pazarcı

    Understanding Microelectronics, Franco Maloberti,

    John Wiley & Sons, 2012

    EE232 Laboratory Manual, EE Department

     

    MATERIAL SHARING

    Documents

    Supplementary Class Notes, EE232 Laboratory Manual

    Assignments

    Homework assignment questions and solutions

    Exams

    Exam questions and solutions

     

    ASSESSMENT

    IN-TERM STUDIES

    NUMBER

    PERCENTAGE

    Midterm I

    1

    20/70

    Midterm II

    1

    20/70

    Laboratory

    13

    25/70

    Homework Assignment

    5

    5/70

    Total

     

    70/70

    CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    30

    CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    70

    Total

     

    100

     

     

    COURSE CATEGORY

    Field Course

     

    COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

    No

     Program Learning Outcomes

    Contribution

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    1

    Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.

    X

    2

    Ability to identify, formulate, and solve Electrical and Electronics Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

    X

    3

    Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.

    4

    Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.

    X

    5

    Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating engineering problems

    X

    6

    Ability to access information; For this purpose ability to perform database searching and conduct literature review.

    X

    7

    Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.

    X

    8

    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.

    9

    Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

    X

    10

    Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.

    X

    11

    Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

    12

    Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Activities

    Quantity

    Duration (Hour)

    Total Workload (Hour)

    Course Duration (including 2 midterms: 14xtotal lecture hours)

    14

    3

    42

    Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

    14

    3

    42

    Homework assignment

    5

    3

    15

    Final examination

    1

    3

    3

    Laboratory

    13

    2

    26

    Hours for off-the-laboratory study (Pre-study, answering pre-lab questions, report writing)

    12

    2

    24

    Total Work Load

    152

    Total Work Load / 25 (h)

     

     

    6.08

    ECTS Credit of the Course

     

     

    6

     

     

  • Syllabus
  • Course Outline:

    Introduction: Electronic circuit elements and basic circuits. Diodes: Semiconductor concepts, physical structure and terminal characteristics of pn-junction diode, ideal diode, zener diode, other diodes, analysis of diode circuits. MOSFET and BJT: Physical structure and operation regions, DC biasing, small-signal models, analysis of basic amplifier circuits, operation as a switch. Operational Amplifiers: Properties, ideal OpAmp and circuit applications. PSpice models.