EE 5342, Spring 2011 [v.2.0]

Semiconductor Device Modeling and Characterization

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Instructor: Professor R. 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), 817/273-3466, fax 817/272-2253. 

GTA: Sharath Patil <sharath.patil@mavs.uta.edu>. Office: 219 ELB. Office Hours: M/W: 12-1 PM. Tu: 11-12.

Course Learning Goals and Objectives:  To model and characterize integrated circuit structures and devices using SPICE and SPICE-like descriptions of the devices.

Class Meetings: MWF, 11:00 to 11:50 PM, 108 Nedderman Hall. Some classes will meet longer.

Attendance Policy: Attendance at every class session for the entire 50-minute period is strongly advised.   Lectures in *.ppt format will be posted by 8 AM the day of class at http://www.uta.edu/ronc/5342/lectures. 

Use of e-mail: See Note 12 below.

Modeling Software: Agilent IC-CAPTM will be used extensively. It is accessible on gamma.uta.edu. The Friday class sessions will primarily be devoted to simulation and characterization demonstrations and exercises.

Text (On reserve in the Science and Engineering Library):  Semiconductor Device Modeling with SPICE, 2nd ed., by Paolo Antognetti and Giuseppe Massobrio, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993, ISBN 0071349553 (paperback) or 007 0024693 (hardback).  Listed as T in the assignments.

Device Characterization References: (On reserve in the Science and Engineering Library):

·         Introduction to Device Modeling and Circuit Simulation, by Tor A. Fjeldly, Trond Ytterdal, and Michael Shur, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1998.

·         Semiconductor Material and Device Characterization, by Dieter K. Schroder, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1990.  Listed as S in the assignments. This text emphasizes primarily material characterization, so select device modeling topics primarily.

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.

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

·         PSpiceTM v8 or v9 are useful for some practice examples. A Google search will give sites for download.

·         Prof. Dillon's excellent tutorial for PSpiceTM is at www.uta.edu/ee/hw/pspice/

Device Electronics References: (On reserve in the Science and Engineering Library)

·         Device 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.  Listed as D in the assignments.

·         Devices for Integrated Circuits : Silicon and III-V Compound  Semiconductors, by H. Craig Casey, John Wiley, New York, 1999. Listed as DI in the assignments.

Projects, Tests and Grading Formula (Sample tests are posted at http://www.uta.edu/ronc/5342/tests/):

·         60% total for projects (see syllabus for due dates for each project – 30% each for P1 (3/11) and P2 (4/22). (Dates in () are when a test on the project will be given and the due dates for the project to be turned in.)

·         20% total, one mid-term (MT – February 18)

·         20% for final (FN (individually chosen project) – May 9 – required)

i.e., the grade will be computed from the formula, Grade = (P1 + P2)*0.3 + (MT + FN)*0.2

Grading Scale: 

·         A = 90 and above

·         B = 75 to 89

·         C = 60 to 74

·         D = 50 to 59

·         F = 49 and below

Project Assignments: Project assignments will be posted at http://www.uta.edu/ronc/5342/projects.  A device of the student's choice will be used for P3 – by arrangement with the instructor.  Project format and written content will be discussed and will be included in the grade.

(Lecture notes, when published, are at http://www.uta.edu/ronc/5342/lectures)

DATE

P/T

ASSIGNMENTS

Important Dates

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

 

Semiconductor Electronics Review

 

Friday, January 21, 2011

 

T(Appendix A.1), D(Ch 1)

 

Monday, January 24, 2011

 

DI(Chs 2&3), S(Chs 1 & 2)

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, January 28, 2011

 

 

 

Monday, January 31, 2011

 

P-N and Schottky diodes, and contacts

Monday, February 07, 2011

 

 

Census Date on Feb. 8

Friday, February 11, 2011

 

T(Appendix A.2, Ch 1 and Appendix C); D(Ch 3, 4 and 5)

Monday, February 14, 2011

 

DI(Chs 4, 5 & 6), S(Chs 3 & 4.1-4.3)

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, February 18, 2011

MT

Project 1 assigned

 

Monday, February 21, 2011

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, February 25, 2011

 

 

 

Monday, February 28, 2011

 

Bipolar junction transistors

 

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

 

T(Chs 2 & 5); D(Ch 6 & 7)

 

Friday, March 04, 2011

 

DI(Ch 9), S(Chs 4 & 5)

 

Monday, March 07, 2011

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, March 11, 2011

P1

Project due and in-class exam on project (Project 2 assigned)

Monday, March 21, 2011

 

 

Spring Vacation 3/14 to 3/18

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, March 25, 2011

 

 

 

Monday, March 28, 2011

 

MOSFETs -T(Chs 4 & 6); D(Ch 8, 9 & 10)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

 

DI(Chs 7 & 8), S(Chs 4.6, 5.3 & 6)

 

Friday, April 01, 2011

 

 

Last day to drop class, 4/1

Monday, April 04, 2011

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, April 08, 2011

 

 

 

Monday, April 11, 2011

 

Project 3 device proposal due.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, April 15, 2011

 

 

 

Monday, April 18, 2011

 

Project 3 assigned

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, April 22, 2011

P2

Project due and take-home exam on project

Monday, April 25, 2011

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, April 29, 2011

 

MESFETs, HEMTs and HBTs T(Ch 9.1); D(Ch 4.5)

Monday, May 02, 2011

 

DI(Chs 5.6.4, 6.7, 6.8, and 9.9), S(Ch 4.7)

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

 

 

 

Friday, May 06, 2011

 

 

Last class

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

 

Proj. 3 due and in-class exam on proj. (11:00 AM to 1:30 PM)

 


 

Notes:

1.     This syllabus may be changed by the instructor as needed for good adademic practice.  Use the "refresh" or "reload" function on your browser.

2.     Quizzes and tests are open book (must have a legally obtained copy-no Xerox copies) OR one handwritten page of notes. Calculator allowed.

3.     There will be no make-up, or early exams given. Attendance is required for all tests.

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6.     Submit a signed copy of http://www.uta.edu/ee/COE%20Ethics%20Statement%20Fall%2007.pdf (the COE Ethics policy). Review the contents of this page and the website referenced in 5 above.

7.     If identical material is submitted for grade by different students, the grade earned will be divided among all identical submissions.

8.     A paper submitted for regrading will be compared to a copy of the original paper.  If the paper does not agree with the original, points will be deducted.

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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.

11.  Librarian to Contact: See http://library.uta.edu/sel/ and http://libguides.uta.edu/content.php?pid=3545

12.  Electronic Communication Policy: A UTA listserv is being established for EE 5342. All class communication will be conducted via this list. To sign up, go to https://listserv.uta.edu/archives/EE5342.html, click on the link "Join or Leave EE5342", or send e-mail to listserv@listserv.uta.edu with the command "subscribe EE5342 your_name" (without the quotes) in the body of the message. You may receive communication from this listserv at any email address you choose. If you have questions, send email to ronc@uta.edu. In addition, the University of Texas at Arlington has adopted the University “MavMail” address as the sole official means of communication with students.  MavMail is used to remind students of important deadlines, advertise events and activities, and permit the University to conduct official transactions exclusively by electronic means. For example, important information concerning registration, financial aid, payment of bills, and graduation are now sent to students through the MavMail system. All students are assigned a MavMail account. Students are responsible for checking their MavMail regularly. Information about activating and using MavMail is available at http://www.uta.edu/oit/email/. There is no additional charge to students for using this account, and it remains active even after they graduate from UT Arlington.

13.  Grade Grievance Policy:  Forms to report a grade grievance are available in the EE Office.