• Program: Electronics Technology
  • Course: Solid State Components and Circuits
  • Course #: ELEC1250
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

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.

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:
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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ELEC1150 or equivalent
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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