Electronic Devices and Circuits Practicum

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




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
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)


(.), 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.,


ID 183379
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
15 Lectures
0 Exercises
39 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

87 Excellent
75 Very Good
62 Good
50 Acceptable