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Electronic Circuits I

In this course, you will learn the basics of electronic circuits and devices used all along your program of studies. The course begins with the analysis of the P-N junction, which is the foundation for most electronics devices. Then we will proceed with the discussion and analysis of diodes and some of their applications such as rectification, clipping and clamping followed by looking at some special diodes such as Light Emitting diodes (LED's), the Zener diode and photo-diodes. The basics of power supplies will be discussed including filtering and different types of voltage regulators. In the second part of the course, we will introduce the Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), the different types of biasing methods of these transistors and conclude with the types of amplifier configurations we can encounter with them. Components datasheets will be read to understand important characteristics of the electronic devices studied along the course. The knowledge acquired in class will be supplemented with a weekly lab that will cover the concepts taught in the classroom, by problem solving real world circuits and systems and using a simulation software such as Proteus. The course will also cover an introduction to NI- LabVIEW, which is a graphical programming software, Proteus Visual Designer and interface some of the electronic devices studied with an Arduino UNO microcontroller.