Syllabus of Gujarat Technical University 3rd Sem Basic Electronics EC

Syllabus of Gujarat Technical University 3rd Sem Basic Electronics EC


Electronics & Communication Engineering

B.E Semester: 3


Subject Code 131101

Subject Name Basic Electronics


1 Energy Bands in Solids:

Charged Particles, Field Intensity, Potential Energy, The eV Unit of Energy,

The Nature of the Atom, Atomic Energy Levels, Electronic Structure of The

Elements, The Energy Band Theory of Crystals, Insulators, Semiconductors

and Metals


2 Transport Phenomena in Semiconductors:

Mobility and Conductivity, Electrons and Holes in an Intrinsic

Semiconductor, Donor and Acceptor Impurities, Charge Densities in a

Semiconductor, Electrical Properties of Ge and Si, The Hall Effect,

Conductivity Modulation, Generation and Recombination of Charges,

Diffusion, The Continuity Equation, Injected Minority –Carrier Charge, The

Potential Variation within a Graded Semiconductor


3 Junction –Diode Characteristics:

Open –Circuited p-n Junction, p-n Junction as a Rectifier, Current

Components in a p-n Diode, Volt-Ampere Characteristic, Temperature

Dependence of the V/I Characteristic, Diode Resistance, Space Charge ,

Transition Capacitance, Charge-Control Description of a Diode , Diffusion

Capacitance , Junction Diode Switching Times, Breakdown Diodes, Tunnel

Diode, Semiconductor Photodiode, Photovoltaic Effect, Light –Emitting



4 Diode Circuits:

Diode as a Circuit Element, Load-Line Concept, Piecewise Linear Diode

Model, Clipping Circuits, Clipping at Two Independent Levels, Comparators,

Sampling Gate, Rectifiers, Other Full-Wave Circuits, Capacitor Filters,

Additional Diode Circuits


5 Transistor Characteristics:

Junction Transistor, Transistor Current Components, Transistor as an

Amplifier, Transistor Construction, CB Configuration, CE Configuration, CE

Cutoff region, CE Saturation Region, Typical Transistor, CE Current Gain,

CC Configuration, Analytical Expressions for Transistor Characteristics

Maximum Voltage Rating, Phototransistor


6 Transistor at Low Frequencies:

Graphical Analysis of the CE configuration, Two-Port Devices and the

Hybrid Model, Transistor Hybrid Model, h-Parameters, Conversion

Formulas for the Parameters of Three Transistor Configurations, Analysis

of a Transistor Amplifier Circuit Using h Parameters, Thevenin’s and

Norton’s Theorems and Corollaries, Emitter Follower, Comparison of

Transistor Amplifier Configurations, Linear Analysis of a Transistor Circuit,

Miller’s Theorem and its Dual, Cascading Transistor Amplifiers, Simplified

CE Hybrid Model, Simplified Calculations for the CC Configuration, CE

Amplifier with an Emitter Resistance, High Input Resistance Transistor



7 Transistor Biasing and Thermal Stabilization:

Operating Point, Bias Stability, Self-Bias , Stabilization against Variations in

ICO, VBE and _, General Remarks on Collector-Current Stability, Bias

Compensation, Thermistor and Sensistor Compensation, Thermal

Runaway, Thermal Stability


8 Field Effect Transistors:

Junction FET, Pinch-Off Voltage, JFET Volt-Ampere Characteristics, FET

Small-Signal Model, MOSFET, Digital MOSFET Circuits, Low Frequency

CS and CD Amplifiers, Biasing the FET, The FET as a Voltage Variable

Resistor, CS Amplifier at High Frequencies, CD Amplifier at High



9 Power Circuits and Systems:

Class A large Signal Amplifiers, Second Harmonic Distortion, Higher –Order

Harmonic Generation, Transformer Coupled Audio Power Amplifier

,Efficiency, Push-Pull Amplifiers, Class B Amplifiers, Class AB Operation,

Regulated Power Supplies, Series Voltage Regulator


Reference Books:

1. Integrated Electronics By Jacob Millman and Christos C. Halkias, Tata McGraw

Hill Publication

2. Electronics Devices by Floyd , Pearson Publication [Seventh edition]

3. Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Robert Boylestad and Louis Nashelsky [Ninth Edition]

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