ECE 59500 - Essentials of TransistorsLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 1
Areas of Specialization(s):Microelectronics and Nanotechnology
CMPE Special Content Elective
Experimental Course Offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2020, Fall 2020
ECE 30500 or ECE 60600 or ECE 59500 Primer on Semiconductors
Requisites by Topic:
Understanding of semiconductor fundamentals (e.g. energy bands, doping, carrier densities, drift-diffusion equations, Fermi and quasi-Fermi levels, etc.)
This course develops a simple framework for understanding the essential physics of modern nanotransistors and also discusses important technology considerations and applications of transistors; the focus is on MOSFETs. The goal is to do this in a way that is broadly accessible to students with only a very basic knowledge of semiconductor physics and electronic circuits. The course is designed for anyone seeking a sound, physical, but simple understanding of how nanoscale transistors operate. The course should be useful for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, as well as practicing engineers and scientists.
This course will run the second five weeks of the semester and is offered through edX.
Required Text(s): None.
- Fundamentals of Nanotransistors, Lundstrom, M., World Scientific, 2017.
- Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, Pierret, R. F., Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1996, ISBN No. 0-201-54393-1.
|Unit 1||Transistors, compact models, and circuits|
|Unit 2||Essential physics of the MOSFET|
|Unit 3||MOS Electrostatics|
|Unit 4||Transmission theory of the MOSFET|
|Unit 5||Additional topics|