Full Title: Electronic Devices
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ELTR E7001
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aims of this module are to introduce various circuit configurations based on active semiconductor components that form the basis for all Electronic Technology. Students will be introduced to the vocabulary, terminology, symbols and functional properties of selected semiconductor devices and explain how circuit operation is determined by the properties and structure of the semiconductor device. Basic Active circuits including gates, transistors and amplifiers will be introduced, as will a number of simulation software packages related to the material being covered.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and examine the behaviour of Diodes, Transistors, Amplifiers, and Basic Digital Gates.
  2. Recognise basic circuit configurations by function and operation.
  3. Apply relevant circuit theory and component laws to Basic Analogue and Digital circuit configurations.
  4. Analyse and test basic circuit configurations using mathematical methods and simulation software.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Semiconductors
Atomic Theory, Doping, Intrinsic, Extrinsic, Bias, Energy Level
Diodes
Schematic Symbol, PN junction, Diode curve, Idea/Practical/Complete Diode Models, Datasheets, Zener Diodes, Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs), Diode Testing, Other Diodes
Common Diode Applications
Transformers, Half-Wave Rectifiers, Full-Wave Rectifiers, Full-Wave Bridge Rectifiers, Filters, Zener Voltage Regulators, Power Supplies
Bipolar Junction Transistors
Introduction to BJTs, Construction and Operation, Current and Voltage Ratings, Characteristic Curves, Specification Sheets, Testing
DC Biasing Circuits
Introduction to DC biasing (the DC load line), Base Bias, Voltage-Divider Bias, Other Transistor Biasing Circuits
Introduction to Amplifiers
Amplifier Properties, BJT Amplifier Configurations, Amplifier Classifications
Introductory Digital Concepts
Digital and analogue Quantities, Binary Digits Logic Levels and Waveforms. Logic Operations, Introduction to System Concept, Fixed-Function Integrated Circuits
Number Systems, Operations and Codes
Decimal, Binary, Hexadecimal, Octal, Binary Coded Decimal, Conversions, Binary Arithmetic, 1’s and 2’s Complement of Binary Numbers, Digital Codes
Logic Gates
Inverter, AND, OR, NAND, NOR, Exclusive-OR, Exclusive-NOR, Fixed Function Logic
Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification
Boolean Operations and Expressions, Laws and Rules of Boolean Algebra, DeMorgan’s Theorems, Boolean Analysis of Logic Circuits, Simplification Using Boolean Algebra, Standard Forms, Expressions and Truth Tables
Combinational Logic Analysis
Basic Combinational Logic Circuits, Implementation, Universal NAND and NOR and associated Combinational Logic, Logic Circuit Operation with Pulse Waveform Inputs
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test This will be the first of a series of three written coursework examinations and will be given in week 4. The contents of the exam will examine the students understanding of the content covered to week 3. The exam will provide students with an appreciation of the level of understanding needed for the main exam at the end of the semester. 2,3 10.00 0 0 Week 4 50
Class Test This will be the second of a series of three written coursework examinations and will be given in week 8. The contents of the exam will examine the students understanding of the content covered from week 4 to week 7. The exam will provide students with an appreciation of the level of understanding needed for the main exam at the end of the semester. 2,3 10.00 0 0 Week 8 50
Class Test This will be the final of a series of three written coursework examinations and will be given in week 12. The contents of the exam will examine the students understanding of the content covered throughout the semester. The exam will provide students with an appreciation of the level of understanding needed for the main exam at the end of the semester. 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 Week 12 90
Group Project The small group project will run for 6 weeks and will involve the use of appropriate simulation software to design and test a number of analogue and digital circuits associated with the material presented within the lectures and tutorials. 1,2,4 10.00 0 0 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
A limited period of time will be made available to learners seeking to recover experimental and other CA. Any augmented CA will be considered by the Autumn Board Meeting and will be capped at 40%.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Robert T. Paynter 2005, Introductory Electronic Devices and Circuits: Conventional Flow Version (7th Edition), 7th Ed. [ISBN: 0131716417]
  • Thomas L. Floyd 2008, Digital Fundamentals (10th Edition), 10 Ed. [ISBN: 0132359235]
  • Thomas L. Floyd 2004, Electronic Devices: Conventional Current Version, 7 Ed. [ISBN: 0131140809]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 Mandatory