ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE 5205 Basic Semiconductor Devices


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ECE 5205 Basic Semiconductor Devices (3C)

Description of the performance characteristics and limitations of basic semiconductor electronic devices in terms of the properties of semiconductor materials and device structure.

What is the reason for this course?

Graduate students in this field require a knowledge of the performance characteristics and limitations of basic semiconductor electronics devices to model these devices and to design electronic systems using these devices. The syllabus change adds new material on crystal growth with some compression of material on the device physics.

Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Electronics.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

Knowledge of basic electronics and semiconductor physics, and possession of good background in Mathematics (Differential Equations, boundary value problems) and computing (for device modeling).

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Physics and Properties of Semiconductors 15%
PN Junction Diode 15%
Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) 15%
Metal - Semiconductor Contacts 15%
Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) and Metal Semiconductors 15%
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) 15%
Crystal Growth - Epitaxial Growth Diffusion-Oxidation 10%

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