progress by ajizai


									1/26   introduction to the syllabus
1/31   doping, impurity, Coulomb potential, donor, etc
2/2    pn junction dc IV curve and ac equivalent circuit
       series resistance rd and parallel capacitors
       derivation of the ac equivalent circuit
       Table 3.1 shows several circuit models; Eq. 3.11 and 3.20
       bipolar transistor dc IV curves in the common emitter configuration
       Table 5.2 all equations must be understood and memorized
       Early effect and Early voltage and output resistance
       derivation of the "large signal" equivalent circuit
       converting a biasing network by Thevenin's theorem
       dc biasing methods: resistors as voltage divider, two power supply version
       dc biasing by a collector-base resistor
       derivation of the small signal equivalent circuit, particularly the transconductance,
       r_pi, and r_e
       obtain the ac small signal equivalent circuits: the pi model and the T model
       start to use these two models in single transistor amplifier analysis: CE, CB, and CC
       for input impedance, output impedance, voltage gain, and current gain
       definition of zin, zout, av, and ai; CE amplifier analysis
       voltage source: ac impedance=0
       current source: ac impedance=
       coupling capacitance ac impedance is often assumed to be zero
       Table 5.4 (understand the meaning of each entry, and we will use it frequently)
       Table 5.5, the definitions
       CE amplifier ac analysis
       CE with emitter resistor, its ac analysis: again, Rin, Rout, Av, and Ai; the key is to
       understand what's the difference from the CE amplifier without the emitter resistance
       particularly the input resistance is now higher, the voltage gain smaller (feedback)
       CB amplifier, again, the Rin, Rout, Av, and Ai, and the application for low output
       impedance in receiving high frequency pulses…
       CC amplifier (emitter follower)
       high frequency small signal equivalent circuit and cut off frequency
       CE amplifier cut-off frequency: derivation and physical meaning
       Appendix E2 on poles and zeros, general transfer function, zero's and pole's concept
       Miller theorem and high frequency performance of a CE amplifier
       CE low frequency performance, poles, zeros, amplitude, phase --- Bode plots
       Poles/zeros summary (table) in the 4th edition (posted at this course's homepage) and appendix E
       snow day
       review of transfer function, low frequency limie, high frequency limit
                    CE amplifier low frequency performance
       CE amplifier low frequency performance
       FET, review of the I-V curves, particularly the saturation current
       load line, small signal pi model, T-model, CS amplifier
       CS amplifier with Rs, CG amplifier, and CC amplifier (Source follower)
       Frequency performance of the CS amplifier: calculation of the low- and high-freq. poles
       Preparation for midterm: review the subjects and answer your questions
       midterm examination, written, close-book; bring a calculator
       review midterm solution, current mirror by bipolar transistors
       current mirror by MOSFETs, transfer function, Bode plot, high frequency poles
       active load MOSFET, high frequency response of CS amplifier, the gain-bandwidth product
       frequency response of CG
       frequency response of CB
frequency response of CC/CD
frequency response of cascade (CS+CB)
differential pair and feedback, basic concept
feedback, general statement on advantages
             noise reduction using feedback voltageusing feedback voltage
                          noise reduction amplifier amplifier
                                      noise reduction
noise reduction using feedback voltageusing feedback voltage amplifier amplifier
series/shunt feedback, analysis using h parameters
example of series/shunt (voltage amplifier)
example of series/series (transconductance amplifier)
example of shunt/shunt (current amplifier), example of shunt/series (transimpedance amplifier)
Nyquist plot, the stability problem, Laplace transformation
stability, compensation (and implications on active filter and oscillator)
semiconductor physics, the origin of band and thus bandgap
transport of electrons in intrinsic semiconductors
impurity, donors, acceptors
current components in a pn junction
review for the final examination
ge) and appendix E
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