I’ve ‘taken’ quite a few courses from the University of Berkeley now, and I think the fact that it’s free is amazing!! So I thought I’d share all these free and quite interesting university lectures with you for those who aren’t familiar with the Berkely Webcasts. By the way, I think Harvard also have some online content, so you should check them out too.

You can see a full list by searching for various electronics related terms : http://webcast.berkeley.edu/new_search.php?search_value=circuits&category=all&type=both&courseid=&semesterid=&submit=Search

For electronics, Berkeley has the following Courses available for FREE!!:

EE 42/EE 100 Introduction to Digital Electronics

EE 42 - Spring 2008 - This course serves as an introduction to the principles of electrical engineering, starting from the basic concepts of voltage and current and circuit elements of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Circuit analysis is taught using Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws with Thevenin and Norton equivalents. Operational amplifiers with feedback are introduced as basic building blocks for amplication and filtering. Semiconductor devices including diodes and MOSFETS and their IV characteristics are covered. Applications of diodes for rectification, and design of MOSFETs in common source amplifiers are taught. Digital logic gates and design using CMOS as well as simple flip-flops are introduced. Speed and scaling issues for CMOS are considered. The course includes as motivating examples designs of high level applications including logic circuits, amplifiers, power supplies, and communication links.

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/course_details.php?seriesid=1906978507

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EE 40 Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits

10:00-11:00 AM | 10 Evans

Instructor Constance Chang-Hasnain

EE 40 - Fall 07 - Fundamental circuit concepts and analysis techniques in the context of digital electronic circuits. Transient analysis of CMOS logic gates; basic integrated-circuit technology and layout.

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/course_details.php?seriesid=1906978488 (2007)

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EE 240 Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits

EE 240: Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits - Spring 2006. Analysis and optimized design of monolithic operational amplifiers and wide-band amplifiers; methods of achieving wide-band amplification, gain-bandwidth considerations; analysis of noise in integrated circuits and low noise design. Precision passive elements, analog switches, amplifiers and comparators, voltage reference in NMOS and CMOS circuits, Serial, successive-approximation, and parallel analog-to-digital converters. Switched-capacitor and CCD filters. Applications to codecs, modems. Lectures available as streaming video at webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/course_details.php?seriesid=1906978279

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EE 241 Advanced Digital Integrated Circuits

EE 241: Advanced Digital Integrated Circuits - Spring 2006. Analysis and design of MOS and bipolar large-scale integrated circuits at the circuit level. Fabrication processes, device characteristics, parasitic effects static and dynamic digital circuits for logic and memory functions. Calculation of speed and power consumption from layout and fabrication parameters. ROM, RAM, EEPROM circuit design. Use of SPICE and other computer aids. Lectures available as streaming video at webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/course_details.php?seriesid=1906978280

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EE 247 Analysis and Design of VLSI Analog-Digital Interface Integrated Circuits

EE 247: Analysis and Design of VLSI Analog-Digital Interface Integrated C - Fall 2006. Architectural and circuit level design and analysis of integrated analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog interfaces in CMOS and BiCMOS VLSI technology. Analog-digital converters, digital-analog converters, sample/hold amplifiers, continuous and switched-capacitor filters. RF integrated electronics including synthesizers, LNA’s, and baseband processing. Low power mixed signal design. Data communications functions including clock recovery. CAD tools for analog design including simulation and synthesis.

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/course_details.php?seriesid=1906978361 (2006)

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/course_details.php?seriesid=1906978451 (2007)

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EE 231 Solid State Devices

EE 231: Solid State Devices - Spring 2006. Physical principles and operational characteristics of semiconductor devices. Emphasis is on MOS field-effect transistors and their behaviors dictated by present and probable future technologies. Metal-oxide-semiconductor systems, short-channel and high field effects, device modeling, and impact on analog, digital circuits. Lectures available as streaming video at webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/course_details.php?seriesid=1906978281

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So there’s not really any excuse for not being able to solder a few simple led’s together now is there!