Module - 1
Diode Circuits : Review of diodes as rectifiers (No question shall be set from review portion). Diode clipping and clamping circuits.
Transistor biasing and stabilization : Operating point, analysis and design of fixed bias circuit, self-bias circuit, Emitter stabilized bias circuit, voltage divider bias circuit, stability factor of different biasing circuits. Problems.
Transistor switching circuits : Transistor switching circuits, PNP transistors, thermal compensation techniques.
Module - 2
Transistor at low frequencies : BJT transistor modelling, CE fixed bias configuration, voltage divider bias, emitter follower, CB configuration, collector feedback configuration, analysis using h - parameter model, relation between h - parameters model of CE, CC and CB modes, Millers theorem and its dual.
Transistor frequency response : General frequency considerations, low frequency response, Miller effect capacitance, high frequency response, multistage frequency effects.
Module - 3
Multistage amplifiers : Cascade and cascode connections, Darlington circuits, analysis and design.
Feedback amplifiers : Feedback concept, different types, practical feedback circuits, analysis and design of feedback circuits.
Module - 4
Power amplifiers : Amplifier types, analysis and design of different power amplifiers, distortion in power amplifiers.
Oscillators : Principle of operation, analysis and derivation of frequency of oscillation of phase shift oscillator, Wien bridge oscillator, RF and crystal oscillator and frequency stability.
Module - 5
FETs : Construction, working and characteristics of JFET and MOSFET. Biasing of JFET and MOSFET, analysis and design JFET, (only common source configuration with fixed bias) and MOSFET amplifiers.