Review of Network and Semiconductor Basics - PN Junction Diodes - Forward and Reverse Biasing - Reverse Saturation Current - Diode current components - Cut-in voltage - VI Characteristics. Diode Parameters – Data sheets - Diode Models. Rectification – Half-wave - Full-wave and Bridge – Filters. Zener Diodes -Shunt voltage regulator - Regulator Design – Case Study. Varactor Diodes - Schottky Diodes - Tunnel Diodes and LEDs.
Transistors – BJTs - PNP and NPN transistors – Effects - Transistor Currents - Amplifying action of a transistor. Transistor Characteristics - CE configuration - Biasing - Quiescent point - Load line - Biasing - Fixed base bias - Small Signal Model of BJT.
Field Effect Transistors - MOSFET - Enhancement and Depletion Modes - Regions of Operation. MOSFET Characteristics - MOSFET Amplifier - MOSFET as a switch.