Semiconductors are materials that are used extensively as the materials in electronic circuit devices.  Knowledge of these materials will help in your understanding of the devices that are made from these materials.

Learning Objectives
  • Define a semiconductor
  • Define an N-type material
  • Define a P-type material
  • List some trivalent elements
  • List some pentavalent elements
Language: English
Estimate Time (Hrs.): 0.9

Solid state devices are used in most electronic devices. Understanding how these devices function is important to anyone working with electronic circuits.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify symbols for diodes, rectifiers, and transistors
  • Understand the importance of P-type and N-type materials in solid state devices
  • Understand how a diode functions
  • Understand how a rectifier functions
  • List different types of power supplies
Language: English
Estimate Time (Hrs.): 1.4