1. Course overview

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1. Course overview
 Assessement

Homework:
Midterm test:
Project:
Final exam:
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20%
10%
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 Reference
 Sedra/Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th edition, Oxford University Press, 2012.
 D. Neamen, Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design, 4th edition, McGraw Hill.
 T. F. Bogart, Electronic Device and Circuits, 6th edition, Pearson, 2004.
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Example 1:
If 1 = 900, 2 = 600, and 3 = 500. What is 4 ?
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2. Conventional current
An electric current is a flow of electric charges (electrons, holes, etc.)
 A flow of positive charges move from positive to negative.
 A flow of negative charges move from negative to positive.
A flow of positive charges gives the same electric current, and has the
same effect in a circuit, as an equal flow of negative charges in the
opposite direction.
The direction of conventional current is arbitrarily defined as the
same direction as positive charges flow.
The value of conventional current is the sum of the value of the
current component caused by positive charges and those caused by
negative charges.
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4. Nodal analysis
In simple circuits: the rules for combining resistors in series and parallel
are often sufficient for circuit analysis.
In complicated circuits: we need more powerful techniques and the
circuit can only be analyzed by solving sets of simultaneous equations
based on Kirchhoffs current or voltage law (KCL or KVL)
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4. Nodal analysis
Matrix form:
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4. Nodal analysis
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Va= 21.85V
Vb= 22.17V
Vc= 25.69V
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7. Exercises
Exercise 1: consider the following measurements of voltage versus current
for a particular voltage source.
Output Voltage (V)
Current (mA)
12
11
25
75
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7. Exercises
Exercise 2: two expensive devices are to be connected shown in following
figure. For correct operation, the voltage across device X and Y should be
4V and 2V, respectively. In addition to this, the operating currents of X and
Y are 1.5mA and 1mA, respectively. As a circuit designer, you are required
to determine the values of 1 and 2 that will ensure correct operation.
1 = 2, 2 = 4
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Exercise 3: use nodal analysis to determine the nodal voltages in the circuit
in following figure and hence determine the branch current 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 .
1 = 7,41, 2 = 4,05
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Exercise 4: find the Thevenin equivalent for the circuit of following figure
= 24, = 12
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Exercise 5: use nodal analysis to determine the voltages 1 and 2 in figure
1 = 7,38 , 2 = 5,85
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Exercise 6: use Thevenins theorem to find the current in the circuit of
following figure as a function of R
6,6
=
1,2 +
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