Catalog Entry (2012-2013):

2220 Electronic Circuits I(4) Analysis and design of modern electronic circuits. Diode circuits, bipolar and field effect transistor switching and amplifier circuits, and operational amplifier circuits. Prereq: CEEN 2130 and CEEN 2184.


Microelectronic Circuits: A. S. Sedra and K. C. Smith, Oxford University Press, 4th ed., 1996

Class Schedule:

The class will meet for three university hours each week. An optional problem session will meet for two university hours each week.

Course Outcomes:

In order to successfully complete and pass this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Trace and calculate the mobile charge density in intrinsic, p-, and n-germanium, and in semiconductor diode, including the p-n junction. (1, 5, 9a, 9g)
  2. Draft and calculate the diffusion and drift currents in a semiconductor diode at forward and reverse bias, including the Zener effect. (1, 5, 9a, 9g)
  3. Draft and calculate the parameters and characteristics of the dc- and small- signal equivalent circuits of a semiconductor diode. (1, 5, 9a, 9g)
  4. Draft and calculate rectifier, clamping, and clipping circuits with diodes. (1, 5, 6, 9a, 9e, 9g)
  5. Draft the internal structure, and determine the parameters of BJTs and FETs, including JFETs, MOSFETs, and CMOS. (1, 5, 9a, 9g)
  6. Calculate and draft bias circuits for BJTs and different FETs. (4, 5, 9a, 9g)
  7. Draft and calculate small-signal equivalent circuits for different configuration of BJTs and FETs. (4, 5, 6, 9a, 9g)
  8. Design and calculate amplifier differential stages with passive and active loads, and different kinds of constant current sources. (4, 5, 6, 9a, 9e, 9g)
  9. Design simple one and two stage analog amplifiers with discrete components, and different configurations. (4, 5, 6, 9a, 9e, 9g)
  10. Design analog BJT and FET amplifiers with a required frequency response. (4, 5, 6, 9a, 9e, g)
  11. Employ basic electronic circuits to design practical systems. (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15)

Course Topics:

  1. Semiconductor Diode
    1. Physical operation
    2. Parameters, formulas, and characteristics
    3. Forward and reverse bias
    4. Dc- and ac-equivalent circuits
    5. Rectifier and other diode circuits
    6. Zener and special diodes
  2. BJT Transistors
    1. Physical operation
    2. Pnp, npn transistors, symbols, conventions
    3. Majority and minority, drift and diffusion currents
    4. BJT bias for operation in active mode
    5. BJT small-signal equivalent circuits and parameters for CE, CB, CC
    6. BJT as amplifier
    7. Reverse operation
    8. Non-linear and high-frequency phenomenon
  3. MOSFET Transistors
    1. Depletion and enhancement, p-, and n-MOSFET
    2. Physical operation of different MOSFETs
    3. MOSFET output and transfer characteristics and formulas
    4. MOSFET bias circuits
    5. MOSFET equivalent circuits for CS, CG, CD
    6. JFET
  4. BJT, MOSFET, and CMOS Differential Stages for Ics
    1. Bias circuits
    2. Passive and Active Loads
    3. Current sources
  5. Cascode, BIFET, other special circuits
  6. Multistage Amplifiers with BJTs
  7. Multistage Amplifiers with MOSFETs
  8. Frequency Response of Amplifiers

The Reason this Course is in the Program:

This course represents the very basis of the whole electronics. Although covering essentially the analog principle, it also is the point of departure for digital electronics. The digital aspect is being pursued and deepened in CEEN 3100. The analog aspect is impacting the high-frequency classes in Computer Engineering.

Prepared by:

Thad Kulik - February 28, 2001