Basic semiconductor physics, small-signal low frequency models for bipolar junction transistors, biasing and temperature compensation techniques. Physics, models and biasing of field effect transistors. High frequency models. Single and multistage broadband small signal amplifiers. Harmonic distortion analysis of amplifiers. Emitter follower analysis at high frequencies. Complete design and analysis of operational amplifiers (Op-Amp) analog integrated circuits. Nonlinear Op-Amp applications. Circuit design techniques to increase Op-Amp slew rate.
Prerequisites: Graduate student status or EE 3114 and EE 3124. *Online version available.