Solid-State Circuits

Photograph of a pile of 100 tiny discrete transistors next to an equally tiny 100 integrated transistors which are a single piece.

100 discrete transistors and 100 integrated transistors. (Image courtesy of Kent Lundberg.)


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Fall 2010



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This course features a complete set of recitation notes from Prof. Joel Dawson.

Course Description

6.301 is a course in analog circuit analysis and design. We cover the tools and methods necessary for the creative design of useful circuits using active devices. The class stresses insight and intuition, applied to the design of transistor circuits and the estimation of their performance. We concentrate on circuits using the bipolar junction transistor, but the techniques that we study can be equally applied to circuits using JFETs, MOSFETs, MESFETs, future exotic devices, or even vacuum tubes.

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James Roberge. 6.301 Solid-State Circuits. Fall 2010. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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