Fundamentals-of-Microelectronics-Behzad-Razavi.pdf

It is important to note however that the instructors

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It is important to note, however, that the instructor’s pace in the classroom need not be as slow as that of the chapter. The students are expected to read the details and the examples on their own so as to strengthen their grasp of the material. The principal point in this chapter is that we must study the physics of devices so as to construct circuit models for them. In a quarter system, I cover the following concepts in the lecture: electrons and holes; doping; drift and diffusion; junction in equilibrium and under forward and reverse bias. Chapter 3: Diode Models and Circuits This chapter serves four purposes: (1) make the students comfortable with the junction as a nonlinear device; (2) introduce the concept of linearizing a nonlinear model to simplify the analysis; (3) cover basic circuits with which any electrical engineer must be familiar, e.g., rectifiers and limiters; and (4) develop the skills necessary to analyze heavily-nonlinear circuits, e.g., where it is difficult to predict which diode turns on at what input voltage. Of these, the first three are essential and should be covered in the lecture, whereas the last depends on the instructor’s preference. (I cover it in my lectures.) In the We offer a separate undergraduate course on digital circuit design, which the students can take only after our first microelectronics course. Such topics are identified in the book by a footnote.
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xix Introduction to Microelectronics (Chapter 1) Physics of Semiconductors (Chapter 2) Diode Models and Circuits Bipolar Transistors (Chapter 3) (Chapter 4) Bipolar Circuits (Chapter 5) MOS Devices (Chapter 6) MOS Circuits (Chapter 7) Op Amp as Black Box (Chapter 8) Current Mirrors and Cascodes (Chapter 9) Differential Pairs (Chapter 10) Frequency Response (Chapter 11) Feedback and Stability (Chapter 12) First Quarter: Second Quarter: Introduction to Microelectronics (Chapter 1) Physics of Semiconductors (Chapter 2) Diode Models and Circuits Bipolar Transistors (Chapter 3) (Chapter 4) Bipolar Circuits (Chapter 5) MOS Devices (Chapter 6) MOS Circuits (Chapter 7) Current Mirrors and Cascodes (Chapter 9) Differential Pairs (Chapter 10) Frequency Response (Chapter 11) Feedback and Stability (Chapter 12) First Quarter: Second Quarter: Digital CMOS Circuits (Chapter 15) Introduction to Microelectronics (Chapter 1) Physics of Semiconductors (Chapter 2) Diode Models and Circuits Bipolar Transistors (Chapter 3) (Chapter 4) Bipolar Circuits (Chapter 5) MOS Devices (Chapter 6) MOS Circuits (Chapter 7) Op Amp as Black Box (Chapter 8) Differential Pairs (Chapter 10) Frequency Response (Chapter 11) Feedback and Stability (Chapter 12) Current Mirrors and Cascodes (Chapter 9) First Semester: Second Semester: Output Stages (Chapter 13) Analog Filters (Chapter 14) Introduction to Microelectronics (Chapter 1) Physics of Semiconductors (Chapter 2) Diode Models and Circuits Bipolar Transistors (Chapter 3) (Chapter 4) Bipolar Circuits (Chapter 5) MOS Devices (Chapter 6) MOS Circuits (Chapter 7) Op Amp as Black Box (Chapter 8) Differential Pairs (Chapter 10) Frequency Response (Chapter 11) Feedback and Stability (Chapter 12)
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