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ELEC 108 - Introduction to Solid State Devices and Circuits

Unit(s): 4.0

Prerequisite: ELEC 101 and 102
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to solid state devices used in the field of electronics. Emphasis is on the theory of operation, methods of fabrication, physical properties, and characteristics of semiconductor devices and circuits. Devices considered include diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and field effect transistors (FETs), special diodes, thyristors (i.e., silicon-controlled rectifiers, or SCRs), digital and analog integrated circuits (ICs), and typical applications of each device in amplifier, regulator, oscillator, timer, and digital circuits. Students analyze circuits and solve problems utilizing basic network analysis methods. Laboratory work provides experience with the design and testing of basic solid state device circuits, including signal tracing and troubleshooting, use of meters, schematic diagrams, oscilloscopes, and common laboratory equipment. This course is for students who are contemplating a career in the electrical/electronics industry, and is part of the preparation leading to an A.S. degree or a Certificate in Electronics Technology.

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