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Spring 2007-2008
* ELE 208 (ST)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Integrated Circuits: Practice and Principles

Stephen Y. Chou
Conrad L. Silvestre

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, James, Integrated Circuits: Practice and Principles, Book Draft
Neaman, Donald A, An Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
Campbell, Stephen A., Fabrication Engineering at the Micro and Nanoscale

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
41182 L01 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am M W F   Engineering Quad B-Wing   B205   Enrolled:34 Limit:45
41180 B01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:7 Closed
41186 B02 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:6 Limit:7
41184 B03 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:9
41181 B04 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:4 Limit:8
41183 B05 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:7 Closed
43849 B06 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:3 Limit:4
P01 07:30:00 pm - 09:00:00 pm M   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:0 Limit:45