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Review of Razavi: Electronic Circuits 1 Video Lectures

Please go to the playlist Electronic Circuits 1 by Professor Behzad Razavi, UCLA (2014, 45 lectures)

You have to bring with you a little time to watch the videos: There are 45 of them. Each is a little over one hour, but it is recommended that you reserve about 90 minutes for each, say for stopping the video and writing down an equation. There is, however the option to skip some of the material, see below.

The videos can be divided into 4 blocks: Semiconductor Fundamentals and Diodes (Videos 1-12), Bipolar Transistors (Videos 13 -28), MOSFETs (Videos 29 - 41) and finally Op Amps (Video 42-45). As soon as I find the time I will add a short description to the videos of each block so that the impatient viewer can better pick the parts that he likes most.

Viewing the first block about semiconductor fundamentals is mandatory (unless you are already familiar with this topic) because they are the foundation for both the bipolar transistors and the MOSFET block. However, after have understood the semiconductor fundamentals you have the choice whether you continue with the bipolar transistors, or jump to the MOSFETs. Razavi intentionally has repeated some material in the MOSFET block to make it possible to skip the bipolar transistors. For example, both video 13) and video 29) start with a discussion of amplifiers in general.

No matter if you choose to skip the bipolar transistors or not, after viewing the MOSFETs you should take at the Operational Amplifiers (Op Amps) in the last block. They are such an important und fundamental building block that you should study them very carefully.

So here is an overview of the videos of each block:

Semiconductor Fundamentals and Diodes: 1) Charge Carriers, Doping 2) Doping, Drift 3) Diffusion, Intro to PN Junction 4) PN Junction in Equilibrium and Reverse Bias 5) PN Junction in Forward Bias, Intro to Diodes 6) Diode Models 7) Analysis of Diode Circuits I 8) Analysis of Diode Circuits II 9) Time Response, Half-Wave Rectifier 10) Half-Wave Rectifier with Different Loads 11) Full-Wave Rectifier 12) Limiters and Doublers

Bipolar Transistors: 13) Bipolar Transistor Structure and Operation 14) Bipolar Transistor Characteristics, Intro to Biasing 15) Biasing, Transconductance 16) Large-Signal and Small-Signal Operation 17) Small-Signal Model, Early Effect 18) PNP Transistor 19) Amplifier Evolution 20) Common-Emitter Stage 21) CE Stage with Emitter Degeneration 23) More on Emitter Degeneration 24) Biasing Techniques I 25) Biasing techniques II 26) Common Base Stage 27) Emitter Followers 28) Followers as Buffers and Summary

MOSFETs: 29) Intro to MOSFETs 30) MOS Characteristics 31) MOS Characteristics II 32) Biasing, Transconductance 33) Large-Signal and Small-Signal Operation 34) Small-Signal Model, PMOS Device 35) Common-Source Topology I 36) Common-Source Topology II 37) Common-Source Variants 38) CS Stage with Degeneration 39) Biasing Techniques 40) Common-Gate Stage 41) Source Followers and Summary

OP Amps: 42) Op Amp Circuits I 43) Op Amp Circuits II 44) Nonlinear Op Amp Circuits, Op Amp Nonidealities I 45 Op Amp Nonidealities II

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