Electronic Devices and Circuits Practicum

Course Description

Basic implementations of transistors and their electrical characteristics. Transistor circuit models and figures-of-merit (FOMs). Measurement of transistor electrical characteristics and model parameter extraction. Overview of transistor SPICE models. Calibration, tuning and optimization of SPICE models. Application of SPICE models in circuit simulators. Basics of circuit simulation - DC, AC, transient analysis. Physical design of circuits. Measurement of DC and AC circuit parameters.

Learning Outcomes

  1. relate technological and electrical parameters of transistors
  2. employ measurements of transistor electrical characteristics
  3. apply transistor SPICE model in simulation
  4. apply transistor model parameter extraction
  5. analyze electronic circuits by computer simulation
  6. employ basic measurements of electronic circuits

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures

Laboratory

Lab exercises

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 70 % 50 % 50 %
Final Exam: Oral 30 %
Exam: Written 0 % 25 %
Exam: Oral 25 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Basics implementations of transistors
  2. Transistor circuit models, Transistor figures-of-merit (FOMs)
  3. Model parameters extraction from device simulations
  4. Measurement of transistor current-voltage characteristics
  5. Measurement of transistor AC parameters
  6. Extraction of transistor model parameters and FOMs from measurements
  7. Overview of transistor Spice models
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Calibration of transistor Spice models, Tunning and optimization of Spice models
  10. DC simulation
  11. Transient and AC simulation
  12. Tuning and circuit optimization
  13. Physical implementation of electronic circuits
  14. Circuit evaluation by DC and AC mesurements, Comparison between simulations and measurements
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Free Elective Courses (5. semester)
Free Elective Courses (5. semester)

Literature

(.), Yannis Tsividis, Operation and Modeling of the MOS Transistor - 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2010,
(.), Ian Getreu, Modeling the Bipolar Transistor, Tektronix, 1979.,
(.), Yannis Tsividis, A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics, Wiley, 2001.,
(.), Ken Kundert, The Designer’s Guide to Spice and Spectre, Springer, 1995.,

Laboratory exercises

For students

General

ID 183379
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
15 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
39 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

87 Excellent
75 Very Good
62 Good
50 Sufficient