Courses / DescriptionsEECS 250: Physical Electronics and Devices
Quarter OfferedNone ;
PrerequisitesPhysics 135-2 and EECS 221.
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The physical basis of electronic devices and their application in analog and digital systems. Diodes, transistors, LEDs, photodetectors, and lasers are described, and their properties are explored.
REQUIRED TEXT: Sima Dimitrijev, Principles of Semiconductor Devices, Oxford University Press
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Matthew Grayson
COURSE COORDINATOR: Prof. Matthew Grayson
COURSE GOALS: To teach the fundamentals of discrete semiconductor devices and their applications. The chemical, electronic, and physical properties of semiconductors are examined. Basic operating principles and models of semiconductor devices including the p-n junction, the Schottky barrier, the bipolar transistor and the field effect transistor are quantitatively investigated. Basic models for optoelectronic devices including photodetectors and lasers are presented. The use of semiconductor devices in analog circuits, digital circuits, and optoelectronic applications are analyzed.
PREREQUISITES: Physics 135-2 and EECS 221.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC :
1. Linear circuit analysis
3. Differential equations
1. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Properties of Semiconductors
2. Semiconductor Diodes
3. Semiconductor Diode Circuits
4. The Field Effect Transistor (FET)
5. The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT)
6. Optoelectronic Devices
7. Advanced Devices
COMPUTER USAGE: Computer math program, such as MATLAB, recommended for homework analysis and simulation.
Grades are based on homework, in-class participation, one midterm test, and final exam.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: When a student completes this course, s/he should be able to:
1. Understand the operating principles and be able to determine quantitatively the relationship between material parameters and semiconductor device performance for
a) Schottky barrier diodes
b) P/N junction diodes
c) LEDs, photodetectors, lasers
d) Bipolar junction transistors
2. Analyze electrical properties and design simple diode circuits to given design specification.
3. Understand requirements for proper biasing of D. C. circuits using
a) Bipolar junction transistor
ABET CONTENT CATEGORY: 100% Engineering (Design component).