Electronic Devices and Circuits Practicum

  • Class 15
  • Practice 39
  • Independent work 96
Total 150

Course title

Electronic Devices and Circuits Practicum

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Lecturers and associates

Course objectives

Basics implementations of transistors.
Transistor circuit models; Transistor figures-of-merit (FOMs).
Model parameters extraction from device simulations.
Measurement of transistor current-voltage characteristics.
Measurement of transistor AC parameters.
Extraction of transistor model parameters and FOMs from measurements.
Overview of transistor Spice models.
Midterm exam.
Calibration of transistor Spice models; Tunning and optimization of Spice models.
DC simulation.
Transient and AC simulation.
Tuning and circuit optimization.
Physical implementation of electronic circuits.
Circuit evaluation by DC and AC mesurements; Comparison between simulations and measurements.
Final exam.

Required reading

(.), Yannis Tsividis, Operation and Modeling of the MOS Transistor - 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2010,
(.), Ian Getreu, Modeling the Bipolar Transistor, Tektronix, 1979.,
(.), Yannis Tsividis, A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics, Wiley, 2001.,
(.), Ken Kundert, The Designer’s Guide to Spice and Spectre, Springer, 1995.,

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Relate technological and electrical parameters of transistors
  • Employ measurements of transistor electrical characteristics
  • Apply transistor SPICE model in simulation
  • Apply transistor model parameter extraction
  • Analyze electronic circuits by computer simulation
  • Employ basic measurements of electronic circuits
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