JNTUH B.Tech 2016-2017 (R16) Detailed Syllabus Pulse and Digital Circuits

Pulse and Digital Circuits Detailed Syllabus for B.Tech second year second sem is covered here. This gives the details about credits, number of hours and other details along with reference books for the course.

The detailed syllabus for Pulse and Digital Circuits B.Tech 2016-2017 (R16)  second year second sem is as follows.

B.Tech. II Year II Sem.    L/T/P/C
Course Code: EC402ES    4/0/0/4

Course Objectives:

  • To explain the complete response of R-C and R-L-C transient circuits.
  • To explain clippers, clampers, switching characteristics of transistors and sampling gates.
  • To construct various multivibrators using transistors, design of sweep circuits and sampling gates.
  • To discuss and realize logic gates using diodes and transistors.

Course Outcomes: At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the applications of diode as integrator, differentiator, clippers, clampler circuits.
  • Learn various switching devices such as diode, transistor, SCR. Difference between logic gates and sampling gates
  • Design multivibrators for various applications, synchronization techniques and sweep circuits.
  • Realizing logic gates using diodes and transistors.
  • Understanding of time and frequency domain aspects.
  • Importance of clock pulse and its generating techniques.

UNIT – I Linear Wave Shaping: High pass and low pass RC circuits and their response for Sinusoidal, Step, Pulse, Square, & Ramp inputs, High pass RC network as Differentiator, Low pass RC circuit as an Integrator, Attenuators and its application as a CRO Probe, RL and RLC Circuits and their response for Step Input, Ringing Circuit.

UNIT – II Non-Linear Wave Shaping: Diode clippers, Transistor clippers, Clipping at    two independent levels, Comparators, Applications of Voltage comparators. Clamping Operation, Clamping circuit taking Source and Diode resistances into account, Clamping Circuit Theorem, Practical Clamping Circuits, Effect of Diode Characteristics on Clamping Voltage, Synchronized Clamping.

UNIT – III Switching Characteristics of Devices: Diode as a Switch, Piecewise Linear Diode
Characteristics, Diode Switching times, Transistor as a Switch, Break down voltages, Transistor in Saturation, Temperature variation of Saturation Parameters, Transistor switching times, Silicon-controlled-switch circuits.

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  • Millman’s Pulse, Digital and Switching Waveforms –J. Millman, H. Taub and Mothiki S. Prakash Rao, 2 Ed., 2008, McGraw Hill.
  • Pulse, Switching and Digital Circuits – David A. Bell, 5th edition 2015, OXFORD University Press


  • Pulse and Digital Circuits -Venkata Rao K, Rama Sudha K, Manmadha rao G, Pearson, 2010
  • Pulse and Digital Circuits – A. Anand Kumar, 2005, PHI.

For all other B.Tech 2nd Year 2nd Sem syllabus go to JNTUH B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering 2nd Year 2nd Sem Course Structure for (R16) Batch.

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