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|Semiconductor Electronics||ECE340||B||36228||DIS||0900 - 0950||MTWRF||1013 ECE Building||Jean-Pierre Leburton|
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the essential background on semiconductor materials and a basic understanding of the following semiconductor electronic devices that will be required for a successful career in electrical engineering:
Bipolar Junction Transistors
Field Effect Transistors
These topics are important to the professional electrical or computer engineer because these devices are utilized in almost every area of electrical or computer engineering. To be productive and remain employed throughout a 40+ year career in electrical or computer engineering, the electrical and computer engineer needs to understand the fundamentals of semiconductors and the operation and limitations of these devices. A successful engineer will be able to apply this knowledge in the different areas of electrical engineering, whether he or she works directly in circuits and system design, control systems, communications, computers, electromagnetic fields, bioengineering, power systems, directly in the semiconductor industry, or in areas yet to develop that will certainly rely heavily on semiconductor devices and/or integrated circuits.
The material in this course will provide the background that will give the student the ability to learn and understand the performance and limits of improved devices that will be required throughout your electrical or computer engineering career.
If students have not already acquired the ability to write simple computer programs and produce computer generated graphs using Mathematica, Excel, Matlab, MathCAD, or some other program, this ability should be acquired in the first four weeks of the course.
Weekly homework are assigned on Friday and are turned in at the beginning of the next Friday class, unless otherwise specified.
Solid State Electronic Devices
Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee, Seventh Edition
Prentice Hall, 2000/2006
Semiconductor Device Fundamentals
Pierret, Robert F.
Call No: 621.3817M91D1986
Author: Muller, R.S./Kamins, T.I.
Title: Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits, 2nd ed.
Call No: 621.381sa19f
Author: Sah, Chih-Tang
Title: Fundamentals of Solid-State Electronics
Call No: 621.38152si64s
Authors: Singh, Jasprit
Title: Semiconductor Devices, An Introduction
Call No: 621.38152P615s1989
Authors: Pierret, Robert F./Neudeck, G.W.
Title: Modular Series on Solid State Devices, Volumes 1-4
Call No: 537.622N26S
Authors: Neamen, Donald A.
Title: Semiconductor Physics and Devices
Modern Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits
Chenming C. Hu
2009, First Edition, 384 pages (not yet in Grainger)
Free online textbook, see: http://ecee.colorado.edu/~bart/book/contents.htm
By Prof. Bart Van Zeghbroeck at the University of Colorado
This course is required for both electrical engineering and computer engineering majors. The goals are to give the students an understanding of the elements of semiconductor physics and principles of semiconductor devices that (a) constitute the foundation required for an electrical engineering major to take follow-on courses, and (b) represent the essential basic knowledge of the operation and limitations of the three primary electronic devices, 1) p-n junctions, 2) bipolar transistors, and 3) field effect transistors, that either an electrical engineer or a computer engineer will find useful in maintaining currency with new developments in semiconductor devices and integrated circuits in an extended career in either field.
By the time of exam No. 1 (after 17 lectures), the students should be able to do the following:
By the time of Exam No.2 (after 32 lectures), the students should be able to do all of the items listed under A, plus the following:
By the time of the Final Exam, after 44 class periods, the students should be able to do all of the items listed under A and B, plus the following: