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# ELEC 1182 - Semiconductor Theory & Devices

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ELEC 1171

(formerly ELEC 1181)

ELEC 1182 provides students with the knowledge required to understand and troubleshoot electronic circuits containing diodes, transistors, FETs, and MOSFETs. Among the topics discussed are Thevenin’s Theorem, semiconductor theory, half-wave and full-wave rectifiers, transistor biasing circuits, FET and MOSFET biasing. Students will learn through lecture, textbook assignments, hands-on laboratory experimentation, and simulated virtual experiments utilizing computer software.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course students will be able to analyze electronic circuits utilizing Thevenin’s Theorem.

Objectives:

1. Given an electronic schematic of a series circuit the student will calculate the Thevenin voltage and resistance of the circuit.
2. Given an electronic schematic of a parallel circuit the student will calculate the Thevenin voltage and resistance of the circuit.
3. Given an electronic schematic of a series-parallel circuit the student will calculate the Thevenin voltage and resistance of the circuit.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course students will be able to apply knowledge of semiconductor physics toward the analysis and evaluation of electronic circuits containing semiconductor devices.

Objectives:

1. Apply knowledge of the basic structure of semiconductor materials toward the analysis of semiconductor circuits.
2. Demonstrate biasing of a PN junction.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course the student will be able to analyze, build and take measurements in electronic circuits which contain diodes.

Objectives:

1. Students will construct, analyze, and evaluate the operation of:
1. Half wave and full wave rectifiers.
2. Rectifier circuits which utilize electronic filtering.
3. Diode limiters and clampers.
4. Zener diodes
5. Varactor diodes.
6. Light emitting diodes and photo diodes.
2. Interpret diode data sheets and apply that data to the analysis of circuitry.
3. Troubleshoot and repair faults in power supplies and diode circuits.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of the course the student will be able to analyze, build and take measurements in electronics circuits which contain transistors.

Objectives:

1. Students will construct, analyze, and evaluate the operation of:
1. Bipolar transistor biasing circuits.
2. Bipolar transistor switching circuits.
3. Junction Field Effect Transistor biasing circuits.
4. Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor biasing circuits.
2. Identify for specific purposes BJT, FET, and MOSFET package configurations.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

1. Thevenin’s Theorem
1. Series circuits
2. Parallel circuits
3. Series-parallel circuits
2. Introduction to Semiconductors
1. Atomic structure
2. Hole flow and electron flow
3. N-type and P-type
4. PN junctions
5. Diode characteristics
3. Diode Applications
1. Half wave rectifiers
2. Full wave rectifiers
3. Filters and regulators
4. Limiting and clamping circuits
5. Special purpose diodes
1. zener diodes
2. varactor diodes
3. Light Emitting Diodes
4. Photodiodes
6. Diode data sheets
7. Troubleshooting diode circuits
4. Transistors
1. Bipolar Junction Transistors
2. Junction Field Effect Transistors
3. Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors
4. Biasing transistors
5. Transistor packaging and terminal identification

Primary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty
Seger, Jennifer
Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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