ELEC1250 Solid State Components and Circuits

This course will introduce students to a wide range of active solid-state devices such as transistors, unijunction transistors and silicon-controlled rectifiers. It also teaches how these devices are used in practical circuits such as amplifiers, speed controls, switching circuits and timing circuits. The student will compute component and circuit parameters. These will then be compared with measured data. Circuits will be designed and evaluated by breadboarding and/or computer simulation software.




ELEC1150 or equivalent

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify the characteristics of the Bipolar Junction Transistors
Calculate the alpha and beta values for a transistor
Compare different type transistors
Test transistors using an ohmmeter and a transistor tester
Analyze the base bias of transistors
Explain the Q point in transistor operation
Analyze different types of transistor bias networks
Evaluate the AC equivalent circuits for transistors
Analyze small signal amplification of transistors
Evaluate common emitter, common collector and common base amplifiers
Analyze class A, class B and class AB amplifiers
Examine the operating characteristics of field effect transistors
Extract information from transistor specification sheets
Analyze common trigger devices
Evaluate solid state circuits using simulation software

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details