Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECE 3150 - Introduction to Microelectronics

Spring. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: ECE 2100 /ENGRD 2100 .


Introduces the basic devices and circuits in modern microelectronics. Students learn not only basic structures and operations of semiconductor devices through simple models (diodes, CMOS, and BJT) but also how to analyze and design basic transistor modules in digital and analog circuits including biasing, amplifiers, filters, logic gates, and memory. The course introduces intuitive design methods to map circuit specifications to transistor topology, as well as first-order time-constant estimation. SPICE and measurement labs accompany the progress in lectures for hands-on experiences.

Outcome 1: Understand basic semiconductor device concepts and terminology.

Outcome 2: Understand basic Diode, BJT, and MOS transistor structure, operation, and terminology.

Outcome 3: Use the MOS transistor model to perform qualitative and quantitative operating-point analysis for CMOS circuits in class and in lab.

Outcome 4: Understand how small signal transistor parameters relate to channel current in the diodes and MOS transistor.

Outcome 5: Use superposition to analyze linear active circuits and perform small signal analysis of CMOS circuits.

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