362.072 Electronic Devices
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...
...describe the structure, operation and application of modern electron devices
...characterize the behavior during large and small signal operation
...describe device models
...explain basic analog and digital circuits
...analyze mostly analog circuits containing bipolar transistors, MOSFETs, and operational amplifiers
...construct transfer characteristics of (C)MOS circuits
...describe current trends in microelectronics

Subject of course

All important semiconductor devices and basic circuits, including diodes, bipolar transistors and field effect transistors. Structure, operation, and characterization, static and dynamic, small- and large-signal models. Basic circuits, in particular amplifiers, current and voltage sources, differential amplifer, power amplifers, basic circuits for digital electronics. Operational amplifiers characteristics and basic circuits. Emphasis on current trend in basic building blocks of microelectronics.

Teaching methods

Lecture; demonstration of problems (Großgruppenübungen); solution and presentation of problems (Kleingruppenübungen); independent solution of additional problems

Mode of examination

Oral

Additional information

We aim at making the exercises both managable for students without previous knowledge in circuit analysis ("AHS") and interesting for students with ("HTL"). Therefore it is unavoidable that students coming from an AHS need slightly more time than for exercises of other similar courses. In each week additional problems ("zusätzliche Übungsaufgaben") are offered to increase your level of proficiency. We recommend to all students solving the additional problems in preparation for Klausuren!

Organization of Exercises: The exercises comprise Großgruppenübungen (LectureTube recordings) and Kleingruppenübungen (Tuesday, Zoom meetings, attendance mandatory). There is an opportunity to pose questions in TUWEL which will be answered during the Kleingruppenübungen. At two separate dates before the Klausuren questions are answered that have arised during solving problems in preparation for the Klausur.

The Kleingruppenübungen start 15 minutes after the hour (c.t.) and are designed for a duration of 60 minutes plus the time required to answer questions.

Enrollment: You must enroll for the exercises until one day before the first Großgruppenübung. All enrollments received until that time will be considered, but enrollments on waiting list might be moved to another group. Afterwards, until one day before the first Kleingruppenübung, changing the group by enrollment to another group will be possible subject to available space. Enrollments on waiting list then will no longer be accepted.

Absence from Kleingruppenübungen: In case of illness, please bring a medical certificate to our secretary. If you have an exam or must attend another course, download the form available on TUWEL, have it signed by the lecturer of the other course, and hand it over to the secretary. In all other cases, contact the main instructor of the exercises (Hobler). The same applies if you know in advance that you cannot attend 3 or more of the Kleingruppenübungen, e.g., due to an employment. In this case you may be dispensed from attending Kleingruppenübungen. In case of excused absence your other scores will be upscaled so that you could reach the maximum score.

Exams: You must register separately for each exam. Missing the 1. Klausur is handled analogous to absence at a Kleingruppenübung, i.e., your other scores will be upscaled so that you could reach the maximum score. If you cannot attend the 2. Klausur or if you simplay want to increase your score, you may take the Nachklausur. Scope of 2. Klausur and Nachklausur includes everything with emphasis on the second half. Be warned that the score obtained in the Nachklausur replaces the one of 2. Klausur even if it is lower.

Further information is given in the introductory lecture and in TUWEL.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue09:00 - 10:0002.03.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL (LIVE)Introduction
Thu09:00 - 10:0004.03.2021 - 29.04.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL (LIVE)Question time lecture
Thu10:00 - 11:0025.03.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL (LIVE)Question time exercises
Tue11:00 - 13:0004.05.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL (LIVE)Question time exercises
Electronic Devices - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue02.03.202109:00 - 10:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELIntroduction
Thu04.03.202109:00 - 10:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time lecture
Thu11.03.202109:00 - 10:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time lecture
Thu18.03.202109:00 - 10:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time lecture
Thu25.03.202109:00 - 10:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time lecture
Thu25.03.202110:00 - 11:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time exercises
Thu15.04.202109:00 - 10:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time lecture
Thu22.04.202109:00 - 10:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time lecture
Thu29.04.202109:00 - 10:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time lecture
Tue04.05.202111:00 - 13:00 Zoom meeting via TUWELQuestion time exercises

Examination modalities

- Concurrent evaluation (Kleingruppenübungen)
- 2 written exams: TUWEL test + upload of scanned writing of calculations. Sight contact via Zoom.
- Oral exam

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon - 08.11.2021oral04.10.2021 14:40 - 05.11.2021 15:00TISSMündliche Prüfung -- 8.11.2021
Mon - 22.11.2021oral04.10.2021 15:00 - 19.11.2021 15:00TISSMündliche Prüfung -- 22.11.2021
Mon - 13.12.2021oral04.10.2021 15:30 - 10.12.2021 15:00TISSMündliche Prüfung -- 13.12.2021

Group dates

GroupDayTimeDateLocationDescription
1 (11:00-13:00)Tue11:00 - 13:0009.03.2021 - 27.04.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL362.072 Group 1 (11:00-13:00)
2 (11:00-13:00)Tue11:00 - 13:0009.03.2021 - 27.04.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL362.072 Group 2 (11:00-13:00)
3 (13:00-15:00)Tue13:00 - 15:0009.03.2021 - 27.04.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL362.072 Group 3 (13:00-15:00)
4 (13:00-15:00)Tue13:00 - 15:0009.03.2021 - 27.04.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL362.072 Group 4 (13:00-15:00)
5 (15:00-17:00)Tue15:00 - 17:0009.03.2021 - 27.04.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL362.072 Group 5 (15:00-17:00)
6 (15:00-17:00)Tue15:00 - 17:0009.03.2021 - 27.04.2021 Zoom meeting via TUWEL362.072 Group 6 (15:00-17:00)

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
1 (11:00-13:00)24.01.2021 00:0008.03.2021 23:59
2 (11:00-13:00)24.01.2021 00:0008.03.2021 23:59
3 (13:00-15:00)24.01.2021 00:0008.03.2021 23:59
4 (13:00-15:00)24.01.2021 00:0003.03.2021 23:59
5 (15:00-17:00)24.01.2021 00:0008.03.2021 23:59
6 (15:00-17:00)24.01.2021 00:0008.03.2021 23:59
99 (ohne Kleingruppenübung, Zeugnis nur nach Rücksprache)24.01.2021 00:0023.03.2021 23:59

Curricula

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available in the Sekretariat of the FKE institute, Building CH 3rd floor. Material for the exercises are available in TUWEL

Previous knowledge

Basics of circuit analysis and semiconductor physics

Preceding courses

Continuative courses

Miscellaneous

Language

German