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SECTION A: ANALOGUE ELECTRONICS II

Answer any TWO questions in this section


QUESTION ONE
a) State two advantages of a silicon controlled switch (SCS) over a silicon controlled
rectifier (SCR). (4 marks)
b) State four characteristics of ideal operational amplifier (OP AMP) (4 marks)
c) State FOUR applications of silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR). (4 marks)
d) With the aid of diagram, describe the operation of a Unijunction transistor (UJT).
(6 marks)
e) Define the following terms; (2 marks)
i. Thermal runaway
ii. Distortion

QUESTION TWO
a) Using appropriate diagrams, explain the different type of amplifier classes. (9 marks)
b) From the figure below, fig 1.0, Calculate the
iii. Output power
iv. Collector efficiency of the amplifier circuit
v. Draw the load line for the circuit

Given that the input voltage results in a base current of 10mA peak. (8 marks)
1
f r=
c) Show that 2 LC (3 marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Using a diagram and appropriate waveforms, describe the operation of operational
amplifiers in double ended input and double ended output for common mode and
differential signals. (8 marks)
b) The differential amplifier shown in Fig. 25.14 has a differential voltage gain of 2500
and a CMRR of 30,000. A single-ended input signal of 500 V r.m.s. is applied. At
the same time, 1V, 50 Hz interference signal appears on both inputs as a result of
radiated pick-up from the a.c. power system.
vi. Determine the common-mode gain.
vii. Express the CMRR in dB
viii. Determine the r.m.s. output signal.
ix. Determine the r.m.s. interference voltage on the output. (6 marks)
c) Differentiate between (6 marks)
x. Triac and a Diac
xi. R-C coupling and Transformer coupling
xii. Fixed biasing and base bias

SECTION B: DIGITAL ELECTRONICS


Answer all questions in this section

QUESTION FOUR
a. Perform the following arithmetic additions in the given bases.
i. (0101)2 + (1111)2
ii. (7F)16 + (BA)16 (6 marks)
b. Perform the following operations in the corresponding codes:
i. Add 3 to 2 in 4-bit Excess -3 code;
ii. Convert binary number 1001011 to Gray code;
iii. Encode the data bits 1011into a 7-bit even parity Hamming code. (9
marks)
c. Represent the decimal number 4096 in:
i. BCD code;
ii. Excess-3 Code (4 marks)

QUESTION FIVE
a. Simplify the Boolean expression ; (3
marks)
Y = AB + A (B +C) + B (B+C)
b. Draw the logic circuit diagram for the following expression using standard gates; (3
marks)
Y = AB =AC + BD + CD
c. An electric power generating station supplies current to three loads. When any load is
switched ON; only single generator is required to operate. If more than one load is
switched ON an auxiliary generator must be started.

i. Draw a truth table for the output signal to start the auxiliary generator;
ii. With aid of K-map, derive the simplified logic expression for c (i);
iii. Draw the logic circuit for c (ii) using standard gates. (14
marks)

QUESTION SIX
a. The table one shows the truth table for a certain logic operation.

INPUTS OUTPUT
A B C F
0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0
0 1 0 0
1 1 0 1
0 0 1 1
1 0 1 0
0 1 1 1
1 1 1 1

i. Obtain the Boolean expression for the system.


ii. Simplify the expression in a(i) above using Karnaugh map.
iii. Implement the simplified expression in a(ii) using NAND gates only.(12 marks)
b. For the logic circuit shown below, prepare a truth table and hence obtain the output
expression at Y.
(8 marks)