Energy Dissipation Electronics
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|F||LEC||1400 - 1520||T R||143 Everitt Lab||Eric Pop
|Official Description||Power dissipation in modern electronics, from fundamentals to system-level issues. Energy transfer through electrons and phonons, mobility and thermal conductivity, power dissipation in modern devices (CMOS, memory, nanowires, nanotubes), circuit leakage, thermal breakdown, interconnects, thermometry, heat sinks. Handouts are supplemented with papers from the research literature, Wikipedia assignments, a final conference-type group paper, and oral presentations required. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 441.|
|Subject Area||Microelectronics and Photonics|
|Course Prerequisites||Credit in ECE 441|
|Detailed Description and Outline
Grading: Homeworks, including Wikipedia assignments (50%). Midterm, one-page conference abstracts with short (3-5 minute) in-class pitch (10%). Final, group research paper with 15 minute in-class presentation and 3-4 page journal-style write-up (40%).
||Basic knowledge of solid-state physics, transistor operation, and familiarity with Matlab (or equivalents).|
No textbook covers all topics. The class relies on handouts, slides, papers from the literature, and sections from several books including Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion by G. Chen (Oxford, 2004) and Low-power CMOS VLSI circuit design by K. Roy and S. Prasad (Wiley, 2000). These are both on reserve from the instructor. In addition, two related textbooks are fully available online: