Electronic devices (CESO)

  • Obligatory course
  • 7 credits


Based on the explanation of the most important physical principles which are used in the individual electronic components students can focus on the characteristics of these components and their use in typical electronic circuits.


Semiconductor diodes (rectifier, voltage stabilizer, electronic switch, controlled resistance, controlled capacitor, a photodetector); bipolar transistors (amplifier, electronic switch, current source); Unipolar transistors (amplifier, electronic switch, current source, controlled resistance); switching semiconductor devices (thyristor, triac, IGBT, examples of switching and control circuits); Optoelectronic components (photodiode, phototransistor, LEDs, laser diodes, optical waveguides); Vacuum components (power tubes, magnetron, klystron, photomultiplier); Passive components (characteristics of resistors, capacitors, and inductors).


Numerical exercises: Basic circuit for the use of individual components; calculation of working point.

Laboratories: AV characteristics of electronic components. Use of individual electronic components in respective circuits (rectifiers, voltage and current stabilizers, control circuits, amplifiers and switches.