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Spring 2006-2007
* ELE 208 (ST)  

Integrated Circuits: Practice and Principles

Conrad L. Silvestre
Sigurd Wagner

This course will examine what is inside a microchip, how it works, and how it is made, with a goal to establish the relationship between chip fabrication capability and the fundamental performance parameters of digital and analog electronic systems. Operating principles of semiconductor devices and their function in circuit applications such as digital gates and analog amplifiers. Devices to include p-n junction diodes, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) field-effect transistors (MOSFET's) and optoelectronic devices. (continued see other information)

Sample reading list:
Sturm, Typed lecture notes posted on Blackboard
Pierret and Neudeck, Modular Series on Semiconductor Devices, Vol. I to IV
Sze, Semiconductor Devices, Physics and Technology

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly homework and record/analysis of experiments in lab notebook. Estimated hours: class and lab = 7; homework and study = 6.

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 30%
Lab Reports - 25%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 104. Pass/Fail not available to EE majors. Successful completion of ELE208 is a prerequisite for admission to senior independent work in the silicon device fabrication laboratory. PHY104 is a Pre- or Co-requisite. Elementary knowledge of circuits is required..

Other information:
(Continued from description/objectives) Technical and commercial drivers of micro and nanotechnology. Microfabrication technology for semiconductor devices and integrated circuits, photolithography, etching, evaporation, and other thin film processing. Hands-on integrated circuit microfabrication lab for diodes and MOSFET's. Times of precept are flexible. A new lab section will be opened if the scheduled sections are filled.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40336 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M W F   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:28 Limit:35
40334 B01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:5 Limit:7
42613 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:7 Closed
40338 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:7 Closed
40335 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:3 Limit:7
40337 B05 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:6 Limit:7
P01 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm M   Friend Center   109   Enrolled:0 Limit:35