Join Barron Stone for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Electronics Foundations: Semiconductor Devices.
- Thanks for watching this course. I hope that you've enjoyed it and that it's given you a better understanding of how to use diodes, transistors, and op amps. The examples I've shared are just a small sample of the many ways those components can be used, so I recommend finding a good set of resources for circuit ideas as you continue to learn about electronics. The internet is a good place to start, because there are hundreds of websites where people have posted their own circuit designs. Some of those designs are good. Some of them not so much.
But even the lousy ones can serve as inspiration for your own better ideas. I've included a list with a few of my favorite websites for electronics information in the Exercise Files. If you're more of a book person, then I recommend The Art of Electronics. This is widely considered to be the go-to book for electronics. It's loaded with circuit examples. And in fact, many of the examples I showed you in this course were inspired from here. With a practical sense of how electronics work and a few good references for circuit ideas, you're more than ready to start designing your own projects.
Good luck, and may your circuits always work right the first time.
- Semiconductor materials
- Diode applications
- Rectifying a signal
- Detecting the signal peak
- Protecting against large signals, reverse current, and flyback voltage
- Special purpose zener diodes, Schottky diodes, and photodiodes
- NPN and PNP bipolar junction transistors
- Using a BJT as a switch
- Field effect transistors
- Differences between BJTs and MOSFETs
- Operational amplifiers
- Op-amp applications
- Comparing signals
- Buffering signals
- Amplifying signals
- Filtering signals
- Combining signals