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26  Linear Circuits (3) CSU Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended Prerequisite: Electronics 8 and concurrent enrollment in Electronics 63.

Power supplies, AC and DC amplifiers, push-pull amplifiers, complementary symmetry, and phase splitters.  Analysis of distortion in amplifiers.  Class A, B, and C amplifiers and oscillators.  Multistage and large signal amplifiers.  Feedback, input and output impedance, and frequency response.  Computer Circuit Analysis.

63  Circuit Analysis Laboratory (1) Laboratory 3 hours.

Recommended Corequisite: Electronics 26

Provides laboratory experience with linear and switching power supplies, AC and DC and multistage amplifiers, push-pull and complementary symmetry.  Class A, B, and C amplifiers and oscillators are constructed and tested.  Construction techniques and troubleshooting.  Computer aided circuit analysis.

Electronics 26 Linear Circuits Course Outline

  1. Review of diode and transistor fundamentals.
  2. Rectification, zener regulation, series pass regulation.
  3. Switching and linear power supplies.  Regulation and current limiting
  4. Transistor load lines and  biasing, input and output impedance.
  5. Transistor models and small signal analysis.
  6. Amplifier transformer, capacitor, and direct coupling methods and characteristics.
  7. Stability, temperature, decibels and sound, frequency response and distortion.
  8. Two stage transistor amplifiers and bias characteristics.
  9. Field effect and transistor two stage amplifier.
  10. Frequency response, feedback and phase analysis.
  11. Push-pull amplifier biasing and characteristics.  Complementary symmetry.  Power output.
  12. Class C amplifiers.
  13. Audio Oscillators and filters.
  14. Superheterodyne radio block diagram.
  15. Introduction to radio frequency mixing, oscillators, and amplifiers as applied to the AM receiver.
Electronics 63 Circuit Analysis Laboratory Course Outline
  1. Design, construct and test a zener votage regulator fullwave rectified power supply.
  2. Build and test a series regulator.
  3. Construct or analyze a switching  power supply.  Regulation and current limiting.
  4. Transistor load lines and  biasing, input and output impedance.
  5. Transistor models and small signal analysis.
  6. Amplifier transformer, capacitor, and direct coupling methods and characteristics.
  7. Stability, temperature, decibels and sound, frequency response and distortion.
  8. Construct and test a two stage transistor amplifiers.
  9. Construct and test a field effect and transistor two stage amplifier.
  10. Plot the frequency response of an amplifier.
  11. Push-pull amplifier biasing and characteristics.  Complementary symmetry.  Power output.
  12. Class C amplifiers.
  13. Construct and test an audio oscillator.
  14. Measuring input and output impedance.
  15. Introduction to radio frequency mixing, oscillators, and amplifiers as applied to the AM receiver.