course: Electronics I - Compontents

teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
computer based presentation, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Pohl
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Pohl (ETIT)
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Thursday the 14.10.2021
  • lecture Thursdays: from 12:15 to 13.45 o'clock in HID
  • tutorial Fridays: from 14:15 to 15.45 o'clock in HID


The participants have gained insight into the current state of the art of passive and active electronic devices and acquire an understanding of the basic principles of electronics. They have achieved a profound knowledge of the physical operation of the devices, their description by equivalent models in reasonable approaches, and their application in basic circuits.


Electronic devices represent the fundamental building blocks in electronics, from these devices functionalities are realized by means of electronic circuits. The design of these circuits requires a sound knowledge about the mode of device operation, which is the base for succeeding in circuit simulation. The course "Electronic Devices" develops a fundamental comprehension of the physical processes in passive and active electronic devices. Starting from the basic properties of electronic materials, in particular of semiconductors, we deal with the geometry of the devices, their operation and characteristics, desired and parasitic effects, the application in circuits as well as their limits, and we discuss the theoretical description by appropriate equivalent circuit models. According to the importance of passive devices we treat resistors including varistors and thermistors, capacitors, and inductors. The active devices comprise pn diodes including Zener diodes, bipolar transistors, MOS capacitors, and MOS field effect transistors.



recommended knowledge

Physics (German university entrance qualification), mathematics: differential and integral calculus, courses Allgemeine Elektrotechnik 1 und 2 (electric circuits, fields)


Hilfsmittel zur Klausur

Für die schriftliche Prüfung sind die folgenden Hilfsmittel zulässig.

  • 2 eigenständig handschriftlich, beidseitig beschriebene DIN/A4 Zettel
  • Taschenrechner
  • Zeichenmaterial (z.B. Lineal, Geodreieck)

Online Vorlesung

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