Syllabus for GATE (ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING)
& Recommended Books for Preparation.
ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION
Networks: Network graphs: matrices associated with graphs; incidence,
fundamental cut set and fundamental circuit matrices. Solution methods: nodal
and mesh analysis. Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton's
maximum power transfer, Wye-Delta transformation. Steady state sinusoidal
analysis using phasors. Linear constant coefficient differential equations; time
domain analysis of simple RLC circuits, Solution of network equations using
Laplace transform: frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits. 2-port network
parameters: driving point and transfer functions. State equations for networks.
.Network Analysis : Van Valkenburg
.Networks and Systems : D Roy Choudhary
.Circuits,Signals & Networks: COX, Cyrus W., William L. Reuter
Electronic Devices: Energy bands in silicon, intrinsic and extrinsic silicon.
Carrier transport in silicon: diffusion current, drift current, mobility,
resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers. p-n junction diode, Zener
diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, p-I-n and avalanche
photo diode, LASERs. Device technology: integrated circuits fabrication process,
oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography, n-tub, p-tub and
twin-tub CMOS process.
.Basic VLSI Design: D.A. Pucknell & Eshraghian
.Microelectronics: Jacob Millman & Grabel
Analog Circuits: Equivalent circuits (large and small-signal) of diodes, BJTs,
JFETs, and MOSFETs. Simple diode circuits, clipping, clamping, rectifier.
Biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET amplifiers. Amplifiers:
single-and multi-stage, differential, operational, feedback and power. Analysis
of amplifiers; frequency response of amplifiers. Simple op-amp circuits.
Filters. Sinusoidal oscillators; criterion for oscillation; single-transistor
and op-amp configurations. Function generators and wave-shaping circuits. Power
.Integrated Electronics: Jacob Millman & Christos C.
.OP Amps & Linear Integrated Circuits: Gayakwad
.Microelectronics: Sedra & Smith
Digital circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean functions; logic
gates digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinational circuits:
arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers and decoders. Sequential
circuits: latches and flip-flops, counters and shift-registers. Sample and hold
circuits, ADCs, DACs. Semiconductor memories. Microprocessor(8085):
architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing.
.Digital Logic & Computer Design: M. Mano
.Microprocessor Architecture: R.S. Gaonkar
Signals and Systems: Definitions and properties of Laplace transform,
continuous-time and discrete-time Fourier series, continuous-time and
discrete-time Fourier Transform, z-transform. Sampling theorems. Linear
Time-Invariant (LTI) Systems: definitions and properties; casuality, stability,
impulse response, convolution, poles and zeros frequency response, group delay,
phase delay. Signal transmission through LTI systems. Random signals and noise:
probability, random variables, probability density function, autocorrelation,
power spectral density.
.Signals & Systems: A.V. Oppenheim, A.S. Willsky &
Controls Systems: Basic control system components; block diagrammatic
description, reduction of block diagrams. Open loop and closed loop (feedback)
systems and stability analysis of these systems. Signal flow graphs and their
use in determining transfer functions of systems; transient and steady state
analysis of LTI control systems and frequency response. Tools and techniques for
LTI control system analysis: root loci, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Bode and
Nyquist plots. Control system compensators: elements of lead and lag
compensation, elements of Proportional-Integral-Derivative(PID) control. State
variable representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems.
.Control System Engg.: I.J. Nagrath & Gopal M.
Communications: Analog communication systems: amplitude and angle modulation and
demodulation systems, spectral analysis of these operations, superheterodyne
receivers; elements of hardware, realizations of analog communication systems;
signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) calculations for amplitude modulation (AM) and
frequency modulation (FM) for low noise conditions. Digital communication
systems: pulse code modulation (PCM), differential pulse code modulation (DPCM),
delta modulation (DM); digital modulation schemes-amplitude, phase and frequency
shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), matched filter receivers, bandwith
consideration and probability of error calculations for these schemes.
.Communication Systems: Simon Haykin
.Eletronic Communication System: Kennedy & Davis
.Principles of Communication Systems: Taub & Schilling
Electromagnetics: Elements of
vector calculus: divergence and curl; Gauss' and Stokes' theorems, Maxwell's
equations: differential and integral forms. Wave equation, Poynting vector.
Plane waves: propagation through various media; reflection and refraction; phase
and group velocity; skin depth. Transmission lines: characteristic impedance;
impedance transformation; Smith chart; impedance matching; pulse excitation.
Waveguides: modes in rectangular waveguides; boundary conditions; cut-off
frequencies; dispersion relations. Antennas: Dipole antennas; antenna arrays;
radiation pattern; reciprocity theorem, antenna gain.
.Electromagnetics Waves & Radiating Systems: Jordan
.Electromagnetics: William Hayt