ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE 5206 Basic Semiconductor Devices


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ECE 5206 Basic Semiconductor Devices (3C)

Description of the performance characteristics and limitations of basic semiconductor electronic devices in terms of the properties of semiconductor mateials 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: Spring. Program Area: Electronics.

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Metal Insulator Semiconductor (MIS) 10%
Tunnel Devices (TD) 15%
Step Recovery Diode 5%
PIN Diode 5%
Impact Ionization Avalanche Transit Time (IMPATT) 15%
Transferred - Electron Device (TED) 10%
Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Semiconductor Lasers 10%
Photodetectors 15%
Solar Cells 15%

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