Title: SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Coordinator: Scott Dunham, Professor, Electrical Engineering
Goals: To extend the elementary knowledge of semiconductor physics that students have already acquired in EE331 and EE332. To provide students with a more advanced understanding of elementary band theory and the operation of important electronic devices such as pn junction diodes, metal-semiconductor contacts, MOSFETs and BJTs.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Textbook: R. S. Muller and T. I. Kamins, Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits, 3rd Edition, 2003, Wiley.
Reference Texts: Donald A. Neamen, An Introduction to Semiconductor Devices, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Prerequisites by Topic:
Course Structure: The course meets for four lectures each week. Weekly assignments apply concepts learned to concrete examples.
Computer Resources: N/A.
Grading: Homework (8 assignments) 10% , Midterm exams (2 exams) 50% , Final exam/project - 40%.
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering. The vast majority of the lectures and homework assignment deal with the fundamental understanding of semiconductor device operational principles(pn junction diodes, BJT, MOSFET etc.), and translating this understandings into quantitative description of device characteristics. Mathematical formulations are commonplace throughout the course. Simple device modeling is also covered in lectures and homework assignments. (H)
(e) An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems. The lectures and homework involves solving engineering problems by (i) showing the students how to formulate the necessary governing equations and (ii) how to solve these equations with appropriate approximations guided by physical understandings of each device's operation. The midterms and final challenge the students accordingly. (H)
Prepared By: Scott Dunham
Last revised: 5/8/07