EE 5340/001 and 051 - Semiconductor Device Theory – Spring 2011 (draft)

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Instructor: Professor Ronald L. Carter, ronc@uta.edu, http://www.uta.edu/ronc, 532 Nedderman Hall, (office hours: 10 to 1050 Tu/W/Th or see schedule to request an appointment), 817/272-3466, fax 817/272-2253.

GTA: Ardasheir Rahman ardasheir@gmail.com. Office: 206 ELB. Office hours: Tu/Th 9 to 11 AM.

Course Learning Goals and Objectives: Beginning with an introduction to solid state physics, the physics of semiconductor devices will be developed.  Device physics will be applied to diodes, bipolar junction transistors and MOS transistors.  Silicon and III-V device physics and technology will be considered.

Class Meetings: Tu/Th: Section 001 - 11:00 AM to 12:20 PM, 129 Engineering Research Building. Some class sessions will be devoted to demonstrations, problem solving tutorials or self-study.

Attendance Policy: Attendance at every class session for the entire 80-minute period is strongly advised.  Lectures will be posted at http://www.uta.edu/ronc/5340/lectures by 8 AM the day of class.  Bring a copy to class.  In order to validate your attendance, Assignment 1 given in the first lecture must be submitted.  If not, you will be dropped from class for non-attendance.

Text: RDevice Electronics for Integrated Circuits, 3rd ed., by Richard S. Muller, Theodore I. Kamins, and Mansun Chan, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2003.  ISBN: 0-471-59398-2.

Reference Texts: (Books on reserve in the Science and Engineering Library are marked R.)

·         RDevices for Integrated Circuits: Silicon and III-V Compound Semiconductors, by H. Craig Casey, Jr., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1999.

·         RSemiconductor Physics and Devices, by Donald A. Neamen, Irwin, Chicago, 1997.

·         RDevice Electronics for Integrated Circuits, 2nd ed., by Muller and Kamins, Wiley, New York, 1986. 

·         RFundamentals of Semiconductor Theory and Device Physics, by Shyh Wang, Prentice Hall, 1989. 

·         RSemiconductor Physical Electronics, by Sheng S. Li, Plenum Press, New York, 1993. 

·         RPhysics of Semiconductor Devices, by S. M. Sze, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1981.

Spice References: (Books on reserve in the Science and Engineering Library are markedR.)

·         RMicroSim PSpice for Windows, 2nd ed, by Goody, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., ©1998.

·         RComputer-Aided Circuit Analysis Using PSpice by Walter Banzhaf, Regents/Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ©1992

·         RSPICE: A Guide to Circuit Simulation and Analysis Using PSpice, 3rd ed., by Paul W. Tuinenga, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ©1995.

·         RSchematic Capture with MicroSim Pspice: for Windows 3.1, 4th Ed., by Herniter, ©2000, Prentice-Hall

·         PSpiceTM information to be determined

Use of e-mail: Updates of class information are sent by e-mail.  For this reason e-mail addresses are collected through Assignment 1.  Questions should be sent to ronc@uta.edu. Always include the course number, EE5340, in the Subject line of e-mail messages to me. Answers will be sent to the EE5340 list if they are of general interest to the class. EE students should also subscribe to EE_GRADS at SUSCRIBE_EE_GRADS to receive EE Department information.

Problems: The problem assignments to be given in the syllabus have been selected for your study, but will not be collected or graded.  The study of the problems assigned will be helpful in preparing for the tests and final. 

Tests:  Sample tests are posted at http://www.uta.edu/ronc/5340/tests/.  Tests will be on the following dates: 2/22, 4/5, and the Final Exam on 5/10.

Grade Calculation: Grade = (Test1 + Test2 + Project + Final)/4.  Note that there are ONLY four components in the grade calculation.

Grading Scale:  

·         A = 90 and above

·         B = 75 to 89

·         C = 60 to 74

·         D = 50 to 59

·         F = 49 and below

Project Assignment: See http://www.uta.edu/ronc/5340/project. Click to download Project Assignment

Student Evaluation of Teaching: Students will complete evaluation forms at the end of the semester.


Lecture, Assignment, Quiz and Test Schedule

(Lectures at http://www.uta.edu/ronc/5340/lectures by 8 AM the day of class.  Bring a copy to class.)

CL

DATE

DAY

ASSIGNMENTS

Important Dates

1

1/18

Tues

Ch. 1 - Semiconductor Electronics, P1:1,3,4,6,8,18

2

1/20

Thur

Appendix 1A - Electric Fields …

 

3

1/25

Tues

 

 

4

1/27

Thur

Ch. 2 - Silicon Technology, P2:15,18,19,20

5

2/1

Tues

 

Census 2/2

6

2/3

Thur

Ch. 3 - Metal-Semiconductor Contacts, P3:2,3,4,5,7,16

7

2/8

Tues

Project Assigned

 

8

2/10

Thur

Ch. 4 - pn Junctions, P4:1,2,5,6,9,14

 

9

2/15

Tues

 

 

10

2/17

Thur

 

 

11

2/22

Tues

Test 1

 

12

2/24

Thur

Ch. 4 - pn Junctions, continued

 

13

3/1

Tues

Ch. 5 Currents in pn Junctions - P5:1,2,3,6,9,11,19,21

14

3/3

Thur

 

 

15

3/8

Tues

Ch. 6 - Bipolar Transistors I, P6:1,5,8,9,12,13,16,17

16

3/10

Thur

 

Spring Vacation 3/14 to 3/18

17

3/22

Tues

 

 

18

3/24

Thur

 

 

19

3/29

Tues

 

 

20

3/31

Thur

 

Last day to drop class, April 1

21

4/5

Tues

 Test 2

 

22

4/7

Thur

Ch. 7 - Bipolar Transistors II, P7:1,2,7,9,11,23,29

23

4/12

Tues

Ch. 8 - Properties of the MOS System, P8:1,2,4,7,12,15

24

4/14

Thur

 

 

25

4/19

Tues

 

 

26

4/21

Thur

Ch. 9 - MOSFETs I, P9:1,3,5,7,14,21,

 

27

4/26

Tues

Project Due

 

28

4/28

Thur

Ch. 10 - MOSFETs II, P10:1,2,4,8

 

29

5/3

Tues

 

 

30

5/5

Thur

 

Last Class

31

5/10

Tues

Final 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

 

 

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10.  Final Review Week: A period of five class days prior to the first day of final examinations in the long sessions shall be designated as Final Review Week. The purpose of this week is to allow students sufficient time to prepare for final examinations. During this week, there shall be no scheduled activities such as required field trips or performances; and no instructor shall assign any themes, research problems or exercises of similar scope that have a completion date during or following this week unless specified in the class syllabus. During Final Review Week, an instructor shall not give any examinations constituting 10% or more of the final grade, except makeup tests and laboratory examinations. In addition, no instructor shall give any portion of the final examination during Final Review Week.  Classes are held as scheduled during this week and lectures and presentations may be given.

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