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Semiconductors
SEMI CONDUCTOR
CLASS CODE: EET 153 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to semiconductor devices. Principles of rectifiers, zener diodes, and other pn junction devices. Diode applications such as voltage rectifiers, voltage multipliers, voltage regulators, clippers, and clampers. Principles, biasing, modeling, and small signal applications of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors. Students must design, build, and demonstrate a linear power supply that meets given specifications. Laboratory exercises are included.
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to semiconductor devices. Principles of rectifiers, zener diodes, and other pn junction devices. Diode applications such as voltage rectifiers, voltage multipliers, voltage regulators, clippers, and clampers. Principles, biasing, modeling, and small signal applications of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors. Students must design, build, and demonstrate a linear power supply that meets given specifications. Computers are used to simulate semiconductor circuits and write reports. Laboratory exercises are included.


TOPICS: Principles of rectifiers, zener diodes and other pn junction devices. Diode applications such as voltage rectifiers, voltage multipliers, voltage regulators, clippers, clampers. Principles, biasing, modeling and small signal applications of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors.
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:
1. Analyze the operation of a wide variety of semiconductor circuits;
2. Design simple semiconductor circuits to rectify, regulate, amplify, and switch;
3. Design and construct a linear power supply;
4. Make technical presentations.

REQUIREMENTS: Calculator and basic electronics tools; Students must design, build, and demonstrate a linear power supply that meets given specifications.
PREREQUISITES: EET 152;
Corequisite: EET 154
OTHER: Offered Fall, Winter, and Summer.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1994