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Fall 2004
EE130
Handout #1
EE130: Integrated Circuit Devices
Web Page:
http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ee130
News Group: ucb.class.ee130
Professor:
Vivek Subramanian
[email protected]
571 Cory Hall
(510) 643-4535
TAs:
Paul Chang, [email protected]
Josephine Lee, [email protected]
Lectures:
277 Cory Hall
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:00am-9:30am
Discussions:
Section 101 - Mondays, 2:00pm-3:00pm 289 Cory Hall (TA: Paul)
Section 102 - Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:00am 3111 Etcheverry Hall (TA: Josei)
Section 103 - Fridays, 3:00pm-4:00pm 293 Cory Hall (TA: Paul)
During the discussion sections, the TA’s will review important concepts covered in the lectures,
and will work through sample problems.
*** THE DISCUSSION SECTIONS WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 6th ***
Office Hours:
Vivek Subramanian: Tu 9:30am-10:30am and Th 1pm-2pm in 571 Cory Hall
(My schedule is at http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~viveks/schedule.gif. Email me
for an appointment if you have an urgent need and are unable to attend office
hours)
TAs:
Paul Chang: Mondays 1pm-2pm and Fridays 2pm-3pm in 382 Cory
Josephine Lee: Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm in 382 Cory
Class Objectives:
In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of semiconductor device physics, including p-n
junctions, bipolar junction transistors, and field-effect transistors. By the end of this class, I hope
that you will understand the operation of these devices qualitatively and quantitatively.
Prerequisites:
•
EECS 40: Simple pn-junction and MOSFET theory; MOSFET circuit applications; basic
microfabrication technology
•
Basic high-school / college physics and chemistry
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Relation to other courses:
EE130 is a prerequisite for the following courses:
• EE131: Semiconductor Electronics (may be taken concurrently)
• EE231: Solid State Devices
EE130 is also helpful (but not required) for IC analysis and design courses such as EE140 and
EE141, as well as for the microfabrication technology course EE143
Primary Text:
Fundamentals of Semiconductor Devices
B. L. Anderson and R. L. Anderson
McGraw-Hill
Reference Texts:
Solid State Electronic Devices
B. G. Streetman and S. Banerjee
Prentice Hall
Semiconductor Device Fundamentals
R. F. Pierret
Addison Wesley
Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits
R. S. Muller and T. I. Kamins with Mansun Chan
Wiley
Deliverables:
1. Homeworks will be assigned approximately every Thursday and will be due the
following Thursday in class. Late homeworks will not be accepted.
2. A midterm design project will be due on November 16th. You must work alone on this
project, which used to gauge your understanding of the material taught in class. You will
be required to use analytical techniques to design a bipolar junction transistor technology.
3. There will be 4 tests (~60 minutes each) that will be given periodically in class
throughout the semester as identified on the schedule below. These will consist of simple
questions to test the students’ understanding of the material taught. All tests will be open
book and notes. In general, you will not be allowed to make up tests that you miss due to
absence from class.
4. A final exam will be given on Friday, December 17th, 2004 from 12:30pm-3:30pm. The
final exam will involve some quantitative problems, so a calculator is highly
recommended. The exam will be open book and notes.
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Grading
Tests: 25%
Homework: 20%
Project: 20%
Final: 35%
Letter grades will be assigned based approximately on the following scale:
A+: 95-100
B+: 80-85
C+: 65-68
D: 40-55
A: 88-95
B: 73-80
C: 60-65
F: <40
A-: 85-88
B-: 68-73
C-: 55-60
Course Syllabus & Schedule
Week Dates
Topics
1
8/31, 9/2
Semiconductor Fundamentals: Crystal
structure, electrons, holes, band diagrams,
effective mass, density of states, electron
statistics...
2
9/7, 9/9
…doping, drift and mobility, diffusion…
3
4
9/14, 9/16
9/21, 9/23
5
9/28, 9/30
6
10/5, 10/7
7
10/12, 10/14
8
10/19, 10/21
9
10/26, 10/28
10
11
11/2, 11/4
11/9, 11/11
12
11/16, 11/18
13
11/23, 11/25
14
11/30, 12/2
15
12/7, 12/9
…, recombination, continuity
PN Junctions: Electrostatics
.. biased junctions, I-V characteristics…
Test 1 (9/28): Semiconductor Fundamentals
.. biased junctions, I-V characteristics…
(10/5): Guest Lecturer tbd
… junction capacitance and charge control…
other types of diodes
Test 2 (10/12): Diodes
Metal-Semiconductor Junctions
BJTs: Fundamentals…
… Static characteristics…
Project Discussion
Dynamic characteristics…
PNPN Devices (if time permits)
MOS Devices: Capacitors…
Test 3 (11/9): BJTs
(11/11): VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY
PROECT DUE ON 11/16
… MOSFET essentials
… MOSFET essentials
(11/25): THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
… Non-ideal MOS…
…Performance Limits…
…Performance Limits
Test 4 (12/7): Weeks 10-15 Material
Text Chapters
1, 2
3, 4
3, 4
5
5
5, 6, Supp 2
Supp 2
9
9
Supp 4.
7, 8, Supp. 3
7, 8, Supp. 3
7, 8, Supp. 3
7, 8, Supp. 3
7, 8, Supp. 3
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