Academic Semester:
Course TypeReference NumberSubprogram
CompulsoryTheory: ΤΠ20Κ1
Lab: ΤΠ21Κ1
SemesterAcademic YearHours per week
Spring1stTheory: 3 Lab: 2
Final exam for the theoritical part, projects for the laboratorial one611
PrerequisitesTeaching methodTeaching Language
Lectures with parallel laboratory classesGreek

Academic Staff

Faculty in charge: 
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παναγιωτάκης σπυρίδων
Panagiotakis Spyros
Associate Professor
Επίκουρος Καθηγητής
0030 2810 379707


This course develops a basic understanding of active semiconductor devices. Focuses on building an understanding of BJT and CMOS devices in both digital and analog applications.

Course Objectives
For students to:

  • Understand how to approach analysis and design of circuits with nonlinear elements, including diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs, with an emphasis on design oriented analysis techniques.
  • Understand the principles of operation for pn junctions, semiconductor diodes, MOSFETs and BJTs, including intuition behind the physical meaning of device model parameters and limitations of models.
  • Understand how to analyze and design basic amplifier gain stages and digital logic gates using MOSFETs and BJTs.

Topics Covered

  • Review of analysis techniques for linear, time-invariant (LTI) circuits
  • Physical operation of diodes and design and analsyis of diode circuits
  • Physical operation of MOSFETs and design and analysis of MOSFET circuits and amplifiers
  • Physical operation of BJTs and design and analysis of BJT circuits and amplifiers
  • Design of logic gates using transistors
  • Operational amplifiers


  • Adel S. Sedra and Kenneth C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-532303-0.

Head of the Department οf Informatics Engineering
Malamos Athanasio ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, amalamos@hmu.gr

Deputy Head of the Department οf Informatics Engineering
Marias Kostas ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, kmarias@hmu.gr

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