ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS JNTU previous years question papers
Time: 3hours Max.Marks:75
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
1.a) Define the following terms for a PN diode
i) Dynamic resistance ii) Load line
iii) Difference capacitance iv) Reverse saturation current
b) A reverse bias voltage of 90V is applied to a Germanium diode through a resistance R. The reverse saturation current of the diode is 50 μA at an operating temperature of 250C. Compute the diode current and voltage for
i) R = 10 MΩ ii) R = 100 KΩ 
2.a) List out the merits and demerits of Bridge type Full Wave rectifiers over centre tapped type Full Wave rectifiers.
b) The secondary voltages of a centre tapped transformer are given as 60V-0V-60V the total resistance of secondary coil and forward diode resistance of each section of transformer secondary is 62 Ω. Compute the following for a load resistance of 1 KΩ.
i) Average load current
ii) Percentage load regulation
iii) Rectification efficiency
iv) Ripple factor for 240 V/50Hz supply to primary of transformer.
c) What is bleeder resistance in L – section filters? 
3.a) Describe the functioning of a BJT in common base configuration.
b) Determine the collector current of a BJT with both of its junctions reverse biased. Assume ICO = 5μA, IEO = 3.58 μA, αN = 0.98 and any other parameter values as required.
c) How do you identify the region of operation of a BJT to be saturation region from the values of various circuit currents? 
4.a) Describe the significance of operating point, DC and AC load lines to ensure active region operation of a BJT in CE amplifier application.
b) Calculate the Q – point for the DC biased circuit shown below. 
5.a) With the help of a hybrid equivalent circuit of a BJT amplifier, derive expressions for voltage gain and current gain when the source and load resistances of finite values are connected.
b) List out the typical values of h – parameters in the three BJT configurations (CE, CB and CC).
c) Describe how hie and hfe can be determine from BJT characteristics. 
6.a) Differentiate between enhancement and depletion modes of a MOSFET with the help of its characteristics and construction.
b) Determine the pinch off voltage for an N – channel silicon. JFET if the thickness of its gate region is given as 3.2×10-4 cm and the donor density in n-type region is 1.2 ×105/cm3.
c) Establish a relation between the three JFET parameters, μ, rd and gm. 
7.a) Describe how a FET can be used as a voltage variable Resistance (VVR).
b) With the help of circuit diagram and its equivalent circuit of a source follower, derive an expression for the voltage gain possible. 
8. Describe the following briefly:
a) Principle of operation of a photodiode.
b) Energy band structure and V – I characteristics of a tunnel diode.