This is an introductory electronic circuit course that provides the foundation for subsequent electronics courses. The course explains how electronic circuits work and how to analyze, design, modify and combine them to perform complex functions. Laboratory work emphasizes logical circuit layout and wiring and the use of common test equipment to analyze and troubleshoot electronic circuits.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply (iii) KVL and KCL to calculate the currents and voltages in simple circuits (max. four nodes or three loops) with passive components, independent sources, and one transistor (dependant source). [1, 2]
- Describe (ii) the electrical characteristics of diode, BJT, and MOSFET with emphasis on different regions of operation. 
- Apply (iii) large-signal model for diode, MOSFET, and BJT to calculate bias voltages and currents in simple circuits. [1, 2]
- Use (iii) BJT and MOSFET as a switch to turn on/off a low power (max. 1W) load. 
- Apply (iii) small-signal model for diode, MOSFET, and BJT to calculate input/output impedance and voltage gain of a one stage transistor amplifier. [1, 2]
- Use (iii) the concept of Thevenin (Norton) equivalent circuit to measure voltage gain, input resistance, and output resistance of transistor based amplifier. [1, 5]
- Apply the definition of 3dB bandwidth and use Bode plots to characterize (ii) the frequency response of an amplifier. 
Effective as of Fall 2020
Electronic Circuits 1 (ELEX 2120) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
- Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering Full-time
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Automation and Instrumentation Option)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Electrical Power and Industrial Control Option)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Telecommunications and Networks Option)
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