VEE 110 Discrete Device I

Course Description: This course covers the construction and operation of various discrete semiconductor devices and circuits. These devices include diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT’s) and Field Effect Transistors (FET’s). In addition, various configurations of diode half and full wave rectifiers, and bridge rectifiers will be examined as well as ripple voltages and filtering. Zener diode operation, Zener and IC regulation, diode limiter (clipper), clamper and voltage doubler circuits are also analyze.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): 1,2,3 & 4 of Electronics Technology and Telecommunication Technology program.
  • Prerequisite Courses: VEE 104
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
    2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
    3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
    4. Build electronics projects to a given specification.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Describe semiconductor diode parameters, operation and testing.
    2. Familiarize in bipolar transistor parameters, operation and testing.
    3. Recognize field effect transistor (FET) parameters, operation and testing.
    4. Describe metal oxide field effect transistor (MOSFET) parameters, operation and testing.
    5. Observe DC power supply operation.
    6. Observe integrated circuit (IC) regulator and voltage doublers operation.

    SLO

    PLO1

    PLO2

    PLO3

    PLO4

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    I

    M

    D

    DM

    2

    I

    M

    D

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    3

    I

    M

    D

    DM

    4

    I

    M

    D

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    5

    I

    M

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    6

    I

    M

    D

    DM

    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Describe semiconductor diode parameters, operation and testing.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Illustrate bipolar diode configuration and operation

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    1.2 List diode types and parameters

    1.3 Analyze diode operation

    1.4 Analyze signal waveform of diode

    1.5 Test different types of bipolar diode

    General SLO 2. Familiarize in bipolar junction transistor (BJT) parameters, operation and testing.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Examine bipolar transistor configuration and operation

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    2.2 Identify and describe BJT types and parameters

    2.3 Identify and describe BJT on circuit operation

    2.4 Analyze BJT on circuit operation

    2.5 Test and verify BJT operating characteristics.

     

    General SLO 3. Recognize field effect transistor (FET) parameters, operation and testing.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Examine FET configuration and operation

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    3.2 Identify and describe FET types and parameters

    3.3 Identify and describe FET on circuit operation

    3.4 Analyze FET on circuit operation

    3.5 Test and verify FET operating characteristics

    General SLO 4. Describe metal oxide field effect transistor (MOSFET) parameters, operation and testing.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Examine MOSFET configuration and operation

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    4.2 Identify and describe MOSFET types and parameters

    4.3 Identify and describe MOSFET on circuit operation

    4.4 Analyze MOSFET on circuit operation

    4.5 Test and verify MOSFET operating characteristics

    General SLO 5. Observe DC power supply operation.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Trace DC power supply diagram

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    5.2 Examine the function of alternating current stage

    5.3 Analyze the function of the converter stage

    5.4 Analyze the function of the filter stage

    5.5 Analyze the waveform of low voltage DC power supply

    General SLO 6. Observe integrated circuit (IC) regulator and voltage doublers operation.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Examine IC power supply and voltage doubler diagram

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    6.2 Examine IC power supply and voltage doubler operation

    6.3 Analyze and trace the circuit of IC power supply and voltage doubler

    6.4 Perform voltage and signal test on the test points of IC regulator power supply and voltage doublers

    6.5 Test IC regulator and voltage doublers components

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Semiconductor diode
    2. Bipolar junction transistor (BJT)
    3. Field effect transistor (FET)
    4. Metal oxide field effect transistor (MOSFET)
    5. DC power supply
    6. Troubleshooting of electronics circuit
    7. E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

      1. Computer Aided Instruction
      2. Practical/Experimentation
      3. Lecture/Demonstration

      F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
      Floyd, T.L. (2010). Electronics Devices, 4th edition. Westerville, OH:
      Mc Graw-Hill Professional (or most recent edition).

      G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
      Nida Corporation. (2002). Unit III Analog Circuits. Melborne, FL: Nida Corporation Publishing (or most recent edition).

      H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
      None

      I. EVALUATION
      Student in electronics and telecommunication program must achieve a grade of "C" or better to pass the course.

      J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
      None

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