Electronic Circuits: Characteristics & Operation

Electronic Circuits: Characteristics & Operation is part two of the Electronic Circuits three-part training series.

Course objectives include:

  • Identify circuit configurations of half-wave and full-wave rectifiers and how to compute output voltages from rectifiers
  • Describe the functions of power supply components and voltage multipliers and how to compute power supply ripple and regulation percent
  • Describe how to bias transistors and calculate amplifier gains
  • Identify the circuit configurations and characteristics of basic operational amplifiers
  • Identify the sequence of events in a tank circuit
  • Describe the operation and the resonant frequency of a Hartley oscillator
  • Describe the operation and the resonant frequency of a lag-lead network used in RC oscillators
  • Describe and determine the characteristics of a pulse waveform, including rise time, pulse width, period, pulse repetition rate, and duty cycle
  • Identify clipper and clamper circuits
  • Identify RC and RL differentiating and integrating circuits
  • Describe the operation of multivibrator and Schmitt-trigger pulse-generation circuits.

Course menu:


  • Have-Wave Rectifier
  • Full-Wave Rectifier
  • Full-Wave Bridge Rectifier

Power Supplies

  • Typical Power Supply
  • Voltage Regulation
  • Voltage Multipliers


  • Transistor Action
  • Amplifier Circuit Configuration
  • Class of Operation
  • Types of Amplifiers

Pulse Generating Devices

  • Oscillator Fundamentals
  • LC Oscillators
  • RC Oscillators
  • Relaxation Oscillators
  • Differentiating and Integrating Circuits
  • Multivibrator

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