Topic outline

  • General description

    This course aims to show basic concepts of semi-conductors and basic electronic components: The diode, the transistors, their applications, types of amplifiers, the operational amplifier, some digital gates, analog to digital convertors, and digtal to analog ones. The course enables the students to: First: knowing the basic laws of electric circuits in general (Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s laws, …). Second: Knowing semi-conductors and how electronic components work: Diode, Bipolar Junction Transistors BJT, Metal-Oxyde-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors MOS FET. Third: Modeling previous components in Direct Current (DC), and small signals. Fourth: Using the previous components to design amplifiers, digital gates, interfacing circuits between analog signals and the computers (Analog to Digital convertors ADC, and Digital to Analog Convertors DAC).