Unit 1: Diode Circuits
Half wave rectifiers, Full wave rectifiers, Power supply filters and Capacitor filters, Diode limiting (Clippers) and Clamping circuits, Voltage multipliers, Zener diodes and its applications, LEDs and Photodiodes.
Unit 2 : Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT) Circuits
BJT Structure and its operation with normal biasing, Transistor characteristics and parameters, DC operating point, Transistor as an amplifier, Transistor as a switch, Enhancement- type MOSFET.
Unit 3 : Linear Integrated Circuits
Introduction to operational aplifiers, Op-amp input nodes and parameters, Negative feedback, Op-amp with negative feedback, Comparators, Summing amplifiers, Integrators and Differentiators, IC 555 timer as an oscillator, Voltage regulation, IC voltage regulators (Three pin)
Unit 4: Digital Electronics
Introduction, Digital signals, Basic digital circuits- AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, EX-OR, Boolean algebra, Examples of IC gates, Standard representation for logic functions, Half adder, Full adder, Multiplexer, De-Multiplexer, Flip-Flops, 1-bit memory cell, D flip-flop, Shift registers, Counters, Block diagram of Microprocessor and Microcontrollers and their applications.
Unit 5 : Power devices and Transducers
Power devices : Basics of 4-layer devices : Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR), Diac and Triac.
Transducers : Introduction, Electrical transducers, Selecting a transducer, Resistive transducer, Thermistor, Inductive transducer, Linear Variable Differential Transducer (LVDT), Load cell, Phototransistor, Temperature transducers, Flow measurement (Mechanical transducers), Application of transducers : Digital Thermometer, Weighing machine (Block diagrams)
Unit 6 : Electronic Communication
Importance of Communication System, The elements of Communication System, Bandwidth requirement, IEEE frequency spectrum, Transmission media : Wired (Twisted Pair, Coaxial and Optical Fibre Cables) and Wireless, Need for Modulation, Analog modulation schemes - AM and FM, Mobile communication system: Cellular concept, Simple block diagram of GS System.