EE 360: Introduction to Semiconductor Devices


General Information

Time and Place: 3:30pm – 4:45pm, TTh, RGAN 202
Instructor: Prof. J. Todd Hastings
Office hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30-4:30pm or by appointment, ASTeCC 352
TA: Lei Han, Office Hours: Thursday 10am-12pm, ASTeCC 349

Syllabus (PDF)

 

Information
Notes
Homework
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Course Schedule and Class Notes
Date
Topic
Notes
Sections in Hu
8/28/2014 Introduction and Semiconductor Materials
(PDF)
1.1-1.2
9/2/2014 Semiconductor Models, Density of States
(PDF)
1.3-1.6
9/4/2014 Carrier Distributions and Concerntrations
(PDF)
1.7-1.11
9/9/2014 Carrier Motion
(PDF)
2.1-2.5
9/12/2014 Carrier motion continued    
9/16/2014 Carrier Recombination and Generation
(PDF)
2.6-2.9
9/18/2014 Device Fabrication
(PDF)
3.0-3.10
9/23/2014 PN Junction Diodes - Intro, electrostatics, and CV
(PDF)
4.1-4.3
9/25/2014 Exam Review (PDF)
1.1-4.3
9/30/2014 Exam 1
10/2/2014 PN Junction Diodes - Intro and electrostatics (continued)    
10/7/2014 PN Junction Diodes - Breakdown, IV Characteristics
(PDF)
4.4-4.9
10/9/2014 PN Junction Diodes - IV Characteristics (continued)
10/14/2014 PN Junction Diodes - PN Junction Nonidealities
and Small Signal Model
(PDF)
4.9 - 4.11
10/16/2014 PN Junction Diodes - PN Junction Applications (PDF)
4.12-4.15
10/21/2014 Schottky Diodes and Ohmic Contacts
(PDF)
4.16-4.21
10/23/2014 MOS Capacitor
(PDF)
5.1-5.6
10/28/2014 MOS Capacitor (continued)    
10/30/2014 Exam 2 Review (PDF) 4.4-5.5
11/4/2014 Exam 2
 
11/6/2014 MOS Capactior Nonidealities and Applications
(PDF)
5.7-5.11
11/11/2014 Class does not meet
11/13/2014 MOS Transistor (MOSFET) - Intro and Basic IV
6.1-6.3
11/18/2014 MOSFET - Body effect, Inverter, Small Signal, Cutoff Freq. (PDF) 6.4 - 6.7
11/20/2014 MOSFET - Continued    
11/25/2014 MOSFET - Scaling, Subthreshold current, Modern Devices
(PDF)
7.1-7.12
11/27/2014 Thanksgiving    
12/2/2014 Bipolar Transistors - Intro and Currents
(PDF)
8.1-8.3
12/4/2014 Bipolar Transistors - Nonidealities (PDF) 8.4-8.5
12/9/2014 Bipolar Transistors - Dynamic Response
8.6-8.12
12/11/2014 Overall Review (PDF) 1.1-8.12
12/18/2014 Final Exam - 8:00am    

Homework
Homework Set #1 - Due 09/04/14 Homework Set #1 Solutions
Homework Set #2 - Due 09/12/14 Homework Set #2 Solutions
Homework Set #3 - Due 09/18/14 Homework Set #3 Solutions
Homework Set #4 - Due 09/25/14 Homework Set #4 Solutions
Homework Set #5 - Due 10/09/14 Homework Set #5 Solutions
Homework Set #6 - Due 10/16/14 Homework Set #6 Solutions
Homework Set #7 - Due 10/23/14 Homework Set #7 Solutions
Homework Set #8 - Due 10/30/14 Homework Set #8 Solutions
Homework Set #9 - Due 11/13/14 Homework Set #9 Solutions
Homework Set #10 - Due 11/25/14 Homework Set #10 Solutions
Homework Set #11 - Due 12/05/14 Homework Set #11 Solutions

 

  1. Welcome to EE360!
  2. Don't forget the IEEE Cookout in the engineering courtyard on Thursday, August 28, at 6:00pm.
  3. On Thursday, Sept. 4, class will meet in 211 RGAN (the computer lab).
  4. Here is the MATLAB script for HW2: hw2_p3.m
  5. Here are previous versions of Exam 1. :
    EE360 - Exam 1 - 2012 - Solutions.pdf
    EE360 - Exam 1 - 2013 Equation Sheet.pdf
    EE360 - Exam 1 - 2013 Solutions.pdf
    Please note: The 2012 exam covers the same range of material that we have covered. The 2013 exam stops with device fabrication and does not include anything about pn-junction diodes.
  6. Here are the solutions for the first exam: EE360 - Exam 1 - 2014 Solutions.pdf
  7. Here are examples for exam 2:
    EE360 - Exam 2 - 2012 Solutions.pdf
    EE360 - Exam 2 - 2013 Solutions.pdf
  8. Here is the matlab script for HW11: hw11_p5.m
  9. Here are the solutions for the second exam: EE360 - Exam 2 - 2014 Solutions.pdf
  10. Here are some sample MOSFET and BJT problems to help study for the final:
    Example MOSFET and BJT Exam Questions.pdf
    Example MOSFET and BJT Exam Questions Solutions.pdf
  11. Here is the equation sheet from last year's final - this year's will be very similiar:
    Final Exam Equation Sheet - EE360 - Fall 2013.pdf
  12. A couple of people have requested old exams without solutions. They can be found here: Old Exams

 


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