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15EC202 Electronic Circuits


3 0 0 3
Co-requisite: Nil
Prerequisite: 15EC201J
Data Book / Codes/Standards Nil
Course Category P Professional Core Electronics
Course designed by Department of ECE
Approval 30thAcademic Council Meeting,24th March, 2016

This course deals with the analysis and design of circuits containing electronic devices, such as
diodes and transistors. With the assumed knowledge on physical characteristics and operation
Purpose
of major semiconductor devices, this course introduces basic circuits employing semiconductor
devices and its utilization in switching and amplification applications.
Correlates to
Instructional Objectives Student Outcomes
After completing this course, the learners should be able to do the following:
H M L
Analyse and design bipolar and FET amplifier circuits to meet certain
1. b e
specifications.
Analyse the frequency response of amplifier circuits, taking into account various
2. b
circuit capacitors, to determine the bandwidth of the circuit.
Understand the characteristics of the various types of feedback configurations to
3. be able to determine the type of feedback circuit required for a specific design b e
application and to design a stable feedback amplifier.
Understand the principle of sine-wave oscillators, and to analyse and design
4. b e
various audio & radio frequency oscillator circuits.
Analyse three principle classes of power amplifiers, and determine the maximum
5. b, c e
possible conversion efficiency of each type of power amplifier.
Understand how matched transistor characteristics are used in the IC design and
6. b, c e
to be able to design BJT and MOSFET current sources.
H: High correlation, M: Medium correlation, L: Low correlation

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Session Description of Topic D- IOs Reference
hours
I-O
Unit-I: BJT Amplifiers 9
1 Overview of DC analysis of BJT circuits and models 1 C 1 1
2 AC load line analysis 1 C 1 1
AC analysis of basic BJT amplifier configurations using
classical discrete circuit bias arrangements: Common-
3 3 C,D 1 1-4
Emitter, Common-Base, Common-Collector and single-
tuned circuits. (analysis using hybrid- model)
Multi-stage amplifier configurations: CE - CE, CE - CC,
4 2 C,D 1 1-4
CE - CB, and CC - CC amplifiers
5 Frequency response analysis of a basic BJT CE amplifier 2 C,D 2 2-4
Unit-II: FET Amplifiers 9
6 Overview of FET DC circuit analysis 1 C 1 1
7 Graphical analysis, load lines, and small-signal models 1 C 1 1
AC analysis of basic MOSFET amplifier configurations
using classical discrete circuit bias arrangements:
8 4 C,D 1 2-4
Common-Source, Common-Drain and Common-Gate
circuits
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Session Description of Topic D- IOs Reference
hours
I-O
9 BiFET amplifier configuration 1 C,D 1 1-4
10 Frequency response analysis of FET CS amplifier 2 C,D 2 2-4
Unit-III: Feedback Amplifiers and Oscillators 10
Feedback amplifiers: Basic feedback concepts, general
11 1 C 3 1-4
feedback structure, properties of negative feedback
12 Feedback topologies 2 C 3 1-4
13 Practical feedback amplifier circuits 1 D 3 1-4
14 Stability analysis 1 C 3 3-4
15 Frequency compensation 1 C 3 3-4
16 Oscillators: Principles of oscillation C 4 1-4
1
17 Audio-frequency oscillators C,D 4 1-4
18 Radio-frequency oscillators 1 C,D 4 1-4
19 Crystal oscillators C 4 5
2
20 Negative-Resistance oscillator (using tunnel diode) C 4 5
Unit-IV: Output Stages and Power Amplifiers 7
Definitions and amplifier types, Q point placement,
21 2 C 5 1, 5
maximum dissipation hyperbola, heat sink
22 Class A amplifier 1 C,D 5 2-5
23 Class B and Class AB push-pull amplifiers 1 C,D 5 2-5
24 Class C amplifiers 1 C,D 5 2-5
25 Class D and Class E amplifiers 1 C 5 2-6
26 Amplifier distortions 1 C 5 6
Unit-V: IC Biasing & Amplifiers with Active Load 10
27 IC design philosophy C 6 2, 4
Bipolar transistor current sources: 2-transistor current
source, 3-transistor current source, cascode current 2
28 C,D 6 2, 4
source, Widlar current source, and Multi-transistor
current source
FET current sources: 2-transistor MOSFET current
29 2 C,D 6 2, 4
source, cascode current mirror and Wilson current mirror
30 Analysis of CE and CS amplifier circuit with active load 2 C,D 6 2, 4
DC and small-signal analysis of basic BJT and FET
31 2 C,D 6 2, 4
differential pairs
32 Analysis of differential amplifier with active loads 2 C,D 6 2, 4
Exclusive of
Total contact hours 45
Assessment hours
Learning resources (books / other reading materials)
1. David A. Bell, Electronic Devices and Circuits, 5th edition, Oxford University Press, 2015.
Donald Neamen, Electronic Circuits: Analysis and Design, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Education,
2. 2011.
Muhammad Rashid, Microelectronic Circuits: Analysis & Design, 2nd edition, Cengage Learning,
3. 2010.
4. Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications, OUP, 2014.
Robert L. Boylestad and Louis Nashelsky, Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, Pearson
5. Education, 11th Edition, 2013.
6. Albert P. Malvino, David J. Bates, Electronic Principles, 8th edition, Tata McGraw Hill, 2015.

Course nature Theory


Assessment Method (Weightage 100%)
Assessment Cycle test Cycle test Cycle Test
In- Surprise Test Quiz Total
tool I II III
semester
Weightage 10% 15% 15% 5% 5% 50%
End semester examination Weightage : 50%