Advanced VLSI Devices
Start Date:August 24, 2020
This course examines the device physics of advanced transistors and the process, device, circuit, and systems considerations that enter into the development of new integrated circuit technologies. Review of metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) fundamentals along with key process and circuit concepts. Short channel effects in sub-micron channel length metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) including device scaling considerations. Device physics and technology issues for sub-100 nm (nanoscale) MOSFETs. Limits of silicon device technology and key issues in the continuing miniaturization of devices. Alternative device structures to replace bulk MOSFET. Computer simulation employed throughout the course to examine device issues and prototype new device technologies.