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Spring 2009-2010
* ELE 208 (ST)  

Integrated Circuits: Practice and Principles

Stephen Y. Chou
Conrad L. Silvestre

This course examines what is inside a microchip, how it works, and how it is made. Topics include semiconductor material structures and properties, pn junction, solar cells, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) field-effect transistors (MOSFET's), bipolar transistors, and their circuit applications such as digital gates and analog amplifiers, as well as microfabrication technology for semiconductor devices and integrated circuits, such as photolithography, etching, evaporation, and other thin film processing. The course has a hands-on integrated circuit microfabrication lab to fabricate diodes, MOSFET's and circuits by students themselves.

Sample reading list:
Fransilla, Introduction to Microfabrication
Neaman, Donald, An Introduction to Semiconductor Devices

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:
Times of precept are flexible.

Website:  http://blackboard.princeton.edu

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42008 L01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M W F   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:20 Limit:45
42004 B01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:6 Limit:7
42016 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:5 Limit:7
42012 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
42006 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:4 Limit:8
42010 B05 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:5 Limit:7
42018 B06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
P01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:45