• Program: Electronics Technology
  • Course: Diodes and Rectifiers
  • Course #: ELEC1150
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic electronic concepts as they apply to semiconductor diode and rectifier circuits including special purpose diodes such as light emitting diodes, laser diodes, varactor diodes and zener diodes. 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.

Course 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe the characteristics of semi-conductors
Identify diodes and their characteristics
Discuss the operation of a zener diode
Explain the functions of halfwave, fullwave and bridge rectifiers
Evaluate circuits using simulation software
Calculate circuit parameters to different levels of approximation

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ELEC1100 or equivalent
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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