ELEC 102A Electronics II: Active Analog Circuits and Practical Applications (2.5)
Credit, Degree Applicable
ADVISE: ELEC 101
or demonstration of exit skills.
This course covers diode characteristics, power supplies, bipolar transistors, simple one-stage amplifiers, constant current sources, and transformers. The student will learn the intermediate use of the oscilloscope and multi-meter for both calibration and troubleshooting. Hands-on electronic projects include building their own power supply, a current regulator, and various amplifier circuits.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Interpret transformer schematic symbols, differentiate between primary and secondary windings, calculate voltage and current ratios from turn-ratio of transformer.
- Outcome 2: Construct half-wave, full-wave, and bridge rectifier circuits and verify circuit performances to the calculated theoretical values.
- Outcome 3: Construct a fully regulated DC power supply or other approved electronic project and formulate a test procedure to evaluate its performance.
- Outcome 4: Analyze the biasing structure and voltage gain of typical transistor circuits and explain the relationship of the major current flows and specific purpose of circuit biasing components.
- Outcome 5: Draw circuit structures of Common Emitter, Common Collector, and Common Base transistor circuits and describe the distinctiveness of each type of circuit.