ECE3040C_Sp10_syllabus-1

# ECE3040C_Sp10_syllabus-1 - ECE 3040 Microelectronic...

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1 ECE 3040 - Microelectronic Circuits (4-0-4) COURSE SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE (Fall 2009) Section C ,Time: 12:05 PM – 1:25 PM, MWF Location: VLC341 Instructor: S.-C. Shen, Assistant Professor , School of ECE Course Website: The T-Square ( http://t-square.gatech.edu ); Week Date Topic Assigned Study 1 1/11,1/13, 1/15 Introduction Read Information Packet Material classification, Crystalline planes, Miller index, Bonding model, Energy band diagram Pierret 1.1 - 2.1 2 1/20,1/22 1/18 (Mon): School holiday Density of states, Fermi energy, Extrinsic and intrinsic Semiconductors, Carrier properties Pierret, 2.2 – 2.5, 3.1 3 1/25,1/27, 1/29 Drift, Mobility, Resistivity, Diffusion, and Einstein relationship Pierret 3.1, 3.2 4 2/1,2/3,2/5 Recombination and generation, direct and indirect semiconductors Exam #1 (2/5 (Fri))[Topics covered: wk 1-4] Pierret 3.3 5 2/8,2/10,2/12 Equation of states, steady-state carrier injection, quasi Fermi-level and diffusion length Pierret 3.4-3.6 6 2/15,2/17, 2/19 Ideal PN junction: contact potential, and equilibrium condition Pierret 5.1 - 6.1 7 2/22,2/24, 2/26 Depletion region approximation, minority carrier transport phenomenon, current-voltage characteristics, bias modes Pierret 6.2, 6.3.1, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.3.1, 8.1.2 8 3/1,3/3,3/5 Practical PN junction: breakdown mechanisms and forward-biased characteristics. optoelectronics: photodiode, solar cells, LEDs Pierret 9.1-9.4, 10.1, 10.4, 10.5 9 3/8,3/10,3/12 Exam # 2 (3/8 Mon) [Topics covered: wk 4-8] Diode-based circuits analysis Jaeger 3.10-3.17 Ideal bipolar junction transistors: operation principles -- qualitative description, biasing modes Pierret 11-13, Lecture notes 10 3/15,3/17, 3/19 BJT performance parameters, minority carrier transport mechanisms, the Ebers-Moll model. Practical BJT: current-voltage characteristics, the Early effect,

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