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1.

Name the different types of extrinsic semiconductors. How are they obtained from the intrinsic semiconductors?

(3pts.)

2. Compare the forward and reverse V- I characteristics of rectifier diode with that of a Zener voltage regulator diode. (3pts.)

3. A loaded Zener regulator is shown below with V Z = 10 V, I ZK = 0.25 mA, and I ZM = 49 mA. Assuming Z Z = 0

Ω and V Z remains a constant 10 V over the range of current values, determine:

a. The minimum and the maximum load currents for which the Zener diode will maintain regulation. (4pts.)

b. The minimum and maximum value of R L that can be used? (3pts.)

4. Considering the following network:

A.
What is the type of dc biasing circuit? (1pts.)
B.
Determine I BQ , I CQ , and V CEQ . (5pts.)
C.
Draw the dc load line and locate the Q-point commenting its position. (2pts.)
D.
What is the type of small signal amplifier configuration? (1pts.)
E.
Draw the ac equivalent circuit using Hybrid π model. (2pts.)
F.
Calculate Zi, Zo, & Av. (6pts.) [take ro
Ω and r b
Ω ]
5. Describe the differences between BJT transistors and FET transistors. (2pt.)
a)
b)
Consider n-channel JFET, n-channel Enhancement-MOSFET and Depletion-MOSFET. Explain the basic

differences in terms of construction and operation principles. (3pts.)

6. Define the meaning of the following terms: (2pts.)

a) Cutoff frequency

b) Mid-range frequency (BW)

7. The following is a circuit is a common emitter amplifier with β ac = 100, r b

0and r π = 3.53KΩ. Then determine:

a) f LS and f LC cutoff frequencies. (4pts.)

b) Which one of the above cutoff frequencies is the dominant cutoff frequency? (1pt.)

8. Considering the following class A power amplifier circuit, if the input signal voltage results in a base current of 5 mA( rms) determine:

a) Input Power, Output Power & Efficiency (4pts.)

b) What do you suggest to improve the efficiency of this circuit?(1pt.)

9. Compare and contrast Class A Power Amplifier with Class B Power Amplifiers. (3pts.)