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First Semester Examination - 2016

Basic Electronics
Full Marks- 70
Time: 3Hrs
Answer Question No.1 which is compulsory and any five from the rest.

The figures in the right hand margin indicate marks

1 Answer the following: 2x10

(a) An amplifier has a current gain of 60dB and a power gain of 50dB. Find its voltage gain
in dB.
(b) A signal is represented by Y=5 sin (628t+300). Find the frequency, amplitude and initial
phase of the signal.
(c) Write down four applications of diode.
(d) Distinguish between avalanche breakdown and zener breakdown in a PN junction diode.
(e) Derive the relationship between and of a BJT.
(f) How BJT can be used as a switch?
(g) List the advantages of a negative feedback amplifier.
(h) What are the functions of sweep trigger and sweep generator in CRO?
(i) (16)10 = (100)b. Find the value of b.
(j) Realize a NOR gate using NAND gates only.

2. A diode having an internal resistance of 20 is used for center tapped full wave
rectification. If the applied voltage is V=50sin (t) and the load resistance is 1k, determine the

i) Draw the input and output voltage and current waveform. 4

ii) The efficiency of the circuit. 3
iii) The ripple factor. 3
(a) With neat block diagram, explain the principle of a function generator. 5
(b) Explain the phase measurement using oscilloscope through Lissajous method. 5
(a) Explain the principle of a Wein bridge oscillator using OPAMP.
(b) With a neat diagram, establish the gain of a negative feedback amplifier. What is the
significance of negative feedback in analog circuits? 4
(a) What is the difference between fixed biasing and self biasing of a BJT? 3
(b) For the circuit shown below, determine IB, ICQ, VCEQ, VE and VB where the symbols
denote their usual meaning: 7

510k 9.4k

10uf Vo
= 130

510k 7.5k


6. (a) Simplify the following Boolean function using Boolean algebra identities. 5

F(A, B, C, D) = m(0, 1 ,3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 15)

(b) Implement the following function using NOR gates only 5

F(A, B, C, D) = (A + C)(B + D)
7. (a) Explain Full Adder circuit. Draw the logic circuit of Full Adder using two Half
Adders and an OR gate. 6
(b) What is a multiplexer? Explain an 8:1MUX. 4
8. Write short notes on (any two): 5x2
(a) Instrumentation Amplifier
(b) Cathode Ray Tube
(c) SR flip flop