ECE Course Outline

ECE6453

Theory of Electronic Devices (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 6451
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Presents the fundamentals of electronic device operation
Textbook(s)
Brennan & Brown, Theory of Modern Electronic Semiconductor Devices, John Wiley, 2002. ISBN 9780471415411 (required)

Topical Outline
I.  Electronic Device Physics
    A.  Advanced p-n junction analysis
    B.  MOS analysis
    C.  Metal semiconductor contacts
    D.  Breakdown-tunneling and impact ionization
    E.  Field effect
    F.  Ambipolar transport
    G.  Heterojunction formation and analysis
    H.  Modulation doping

II.  Field Effect Transistors
    A.  JFET
    B.  MESFET
    C.  MOSFET
    D.  HEMT
    E.  Charge control and I-V characteristics
    F.  Equivalent circuit models
    G.  Application-specific issues: low power and high frequency designs.

III.  Bipolar transistors
    A.  Charge control and I-V characteristics
    B.  HBTs
    C.  Equivalent circuit models
    D.  Application-specific issues: low power and high frequency designs.