CSE 112 Electronic Devices and Circuits (2011-2012)

CSE 112 Electronic Devices and Circuits

(Required for CSE.)
Catalog Data:

CSE 112 Electronic Devices and Circuits (Credit Units: 4) Semiconductor properties, carrier transport, P-N junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions, diodes, MOS transitors, transitor equivalent circuits, amplifiers, invertors, digital circuits, CMOS circuits, and logic gates. Prerequisite: Physics 7D, CSE70A/EECS 70A. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0132130066.

Recommended Textbook:


Henry P. Lee
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: CAC a, EAC a.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand semiconductor properties (EAC a)

2. Understand carrier transport. (EAC a)

3. Understand P-N junctions and diodes. (EAC a)

4. Understand Mos transistors. (EAC a)

5. Be able to design single-stage amplifiers. (CAC a, EAC a)

6. Be able to design basic CMOS gates. (CAC a, EAC a)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Calculus: First order differential equations;
  • College physics: Mechanics, waves, electromagnetics, and quantum physics;
  • College chemistry: General bonding theory and co-valent bonding;
  • Circuit theory: RLC circuits, transfer function, impulse response, node and loop equations.
Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction to semiconductor electronics (3 hours)
  • Energy band diagrams and semiconductor properties (3 hours)
  • Electrons, holes, and carrier transport (3 hours)
  • P-N and metal-semiconductor junctions (3 hours)
  • Bipolar junction transistors (3 hours)
  • MOS transistors (3 hours)
  • Transistor equivalent circuits (3 hours)
  • Amplifiers and invertors (3 hours)
  • Logic gates (3 hours)
  • CMOS circuits (3 hours)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Computer knowledge is helpful in solving homework problems but is not necessary.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes towards the Computer Science and Engineering major requirements for Engineering and Computer Topic courses.

Design Content Description

Design of basic bipolar junction transistors, basic MOS transistors, basic single-stage amplifiers, and basic invertors. * Lectures: * Laboratory Portion

Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework Assignments: 30%
  • Midterm exam: 30%
  • Final exam: 40%
  • Total: 100%
  • Weighting determined by instructor.
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

June 6, 2011
Senate Approved:
February 23, 2004
Approved Effective:
2004 Fall Qtr