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Course Detail

Course Name Electronic Circuits
Course Code 15ECE211
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Diode Fundamentals: Diode characteristics – Physics of diode operation and modeling of diodes.

Diode applications: Rectifiers – Clipper and clamper circuits – Voltage multipliers – Voltage regulator using zener diode.

Unit 2

Bipolar junction transistors: Introduction – Operation of BJT–I-V characteristics of BJT. BJT Applications: BJT biasing techniques – Analysis of BJT as a switch and as an amplifier – Small signal analysis – Single stage BJT amplifiers (CE, CB, CC) – BJT high frequency models and amplifier frequency analysis.

Unit 3

Field effect transistors: Introduction – Device structure and operation of JFET (Junction Field Effect Transistor) and MOSFETs – I-V characteristics of JFET and MOSFET – MOSFET applications – MOSFET biasing techniques – Analysis of MOS as a switch and as an amplifier – Small signal analysis – Single stage MOS amplifiers (CS, CD, CG) MOS capacitances – MOS high frequency and model and amplifier frequency analysis.

Text Books

  1. Sedra A and Smith K C, “Microelectronic circuits”, Sixth Edition, Oxford University Press, 2010.


  • Neamen D A, “Electronic circuit analysis and design”, McGrawHill, 2001
  • Boylestad R L and Nashelsky L, “Electronic devices and circuit theory”, Upper Saddle River N.J., Pearson/Prentice Hall, Tenth Edition, 2009.

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