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Semiconductor Devices

  • Course Code :
    ELE 522
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Introduce advanced semiconductor devices  Develop a detailed understanding of the design, operating mechanisms and fabrication technology of semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices.  Introducing the design parameters, performance parameters, CAD models, device scaling theory, etc.

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Semiconductor Devices

Metal-Semiconductor junctions (Schottky barriers), Heterojunctions, Solar cells, Light emitting diodes, Photodetector diodes, JFET's, MESFET's, MOSFET's, VLSI bipolar and MOS devices, CCD's power devices (PIN and rectifier diodes, SCR's, power switching transistors).

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Semiconductor Devices

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Describe the basic operation of advanced semiconductor devices and their characteristics.
2- Define design features that determine the device characteristics.
3- Define the device models for circuit simulation.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Develop analytical models for the advanced semiconductor devices
2- Use compact device models for circuit simulation
3- Use semiconductor devices for material and process characterization.
4- Examine a detailed understanding of the many and diverse aspects that relate to the operation and exploitation of semiconductor devices.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Develop a practical circuit simulation using compact device models
2- Develop technical report writing skills
3- Design, model and analyze a number of semiconductor device types.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Communicate effectively.
2- Demonstrate Efficient IT capabilities using modern software tools

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Semiconductor Devices

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Metal-Semiconductor junctions 5 3 2
Heterojunctions, Solar cells 5 3 2
Solar cells 5 3 2
Light emitting diodes 5 3 2
Photodetector diodes 5 3 2
JFET's and MESFET's 10 6 4
MOSFET's 10 6 4
VLSI bipolar and MOS devices 10 6 4
CCD's power devices (PIN and rectifier diodes). 10 6 4
SCR's, power switching transistors 10 6 4

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Semiconductor Devices

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem Solving
Experiential Learning

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Semiconductor Devices

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Quizzes 10.00
Assignments 5.00
Final Exam 40.00
Lab and Project 15.00
Mid Term I 15.00
Mid Term II 15.00

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Semiconductor Devices


Book Author Publisher

Course notes :

Taken by the student inside classroom

Recommended books :

- R.F. Pierret. “Semiconductor Fundamentals”, Pearson, 2nd Ed., 1998. Chenming Hu, “Modern Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits”, Pearson, First edition, 2009.

Periodicals :

- IEEE periodicals, Nanohub.org

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