Electronics Night is an irregularly scheduled study group, sometimes with a short lecture, on an intermediate or advanced topic in electronics. This session will be a repeat of our previous session on bipolar transistor theory.
The “text” will be this PCBheaven piece (http://pcbheaven.com/wikipages/Transistor_theory/).
Some basic knowledge of electronics is probably helpful. The main requisite for understanding transistor theory is a willingness to read or listen carefully and to take statements at face value.
Topics we could discuss:
• The makeup of a bipolar transistor and comparison to a diode
• Various current flows in a transistor circuit
• Switching as a special case of amplification
• The hybrid parameters
• How to bias a transistor as a switch—example: to drive a relay
• How to bias a transistor as an amplifier—example: to amplify sound
• How to bias a transistor as a constant current source
• Field effect transistors