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Semiconductor Devices: Theory & Application + Lab manual


This text covers the theory and application of discrete semiconductor devices including various types of diodes, bipolar junction transistors, JFETs, MOSFETs and IGBTs. It is appropriate for Associate and Bachelors degree programs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering and similar areas of study. Applications include rectifying, clipping, clamping, switching, small signal amplifiers and followers, and class A, B and D power amplifiers. A companion laboratory manual is available.

The companion laboratory manual includes 28 exercises. Coverage begins at basic semiconductor devices such as signal diodes, LEDs and Zeners; and proceeds through bipolar and field effect devices. Applications include rectifiers, clippers, clampers, AC to DC power supplies, small and large signal class A amplifiers, followers, class B amplifiers, ohmic region FET applications, etc.

Lab Manual PDF:
4 MB

Lab Manual ODT:

4 MB


Chapter 1: Semiconductor Fundamentals

Chapter 2: PN Junctions and Diodes

Chapter 3: Diode Applications

Chapter 4: Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)

Chapter 5: BJT Biasing

Chapter 6: Amplifier Concepts

Chapter 7: BJT Small Signal Amplifiers

Chapter 8: BJT Class A Power Amplifiers

Chapter 9: BJT Class B Power Amplifiers

Chapter 10: Junction Field Effect Transistors (JFETs)

Chapter 11: JFET Small Signal Amplifiers

Chapter 12: Metal Oxide Semiconductor FETs (MOSFETs)

Chapter 13: MOSFET Small Signal Amplifiers

Chapter 14: Class D Power Amplifiers

Chapter 15: Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs)


James Fiore

James Fiore is a professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY. He has over 35 years of teaching and course development experience in ABET accredited electrical engineering technology programs. He is the author of several OER texts and laboratory manuals along with dozens of articles in trade journals and technical magazines covering the areas of electronic design, programming and electronic music production. Professor Fiore is a recipient of the 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship, the 2014 MVCC Award for Excellence in Scholarship, and the 2013 MVCC Aeries Award for community service. He is an advocate for OER and author/artist rights. Professor Fiore maintains web pages at the MVCC web site that include links to the latest versions of all of his OER titles in both pdf and odt formats at

He also maintains a mirror at his own site