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Spring 2008-2009
* ELE 208 (ST)  

Integrated Circuits: Practice and Principles

Stephen Y. Chou
Conrad L. Silvestre

The course teaches operation principles and fabrication of microchips. The course has lab sessions, students will fabricate their own diodes, MOSFET's and integrated circuits in microfabrication lab, test the devices and integrated circuits that they have made. Course covers semiconductor properties, pn junctions, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET's), bipolar transistors, optoelectronic devices, digital gates and analog amplifiers, and micro/nanofabrication technologies for integrated circuits , photolithography, etching, evaporation, and other thin film processing. No pre-knowledge on these topics are required.

Sample reading list:
Sturm, James, Integrated Circuits: Practice and Principles, Book Draft
Neaman, Donald A, An Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
Jaeger, Richard C, Introduction to Microelectronic Fabrication, 2nd Ed.

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

Requirements/Grading:
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:
A new lab section will be opened if the scheduled sections are filled. Times of precept can be flexible.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42224 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M W F   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:23 Limit:42
42220 B01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:6 Limit:7
42232 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:6 Limit:7
42228 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:7 Closed
42222 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:7 Canceled
42226 B05 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:3 Limit:7
42234 B06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:7 Canceled
P01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:42