Catalogue 2016 - 2017

EE 312 Semiconductor Devices


3 cr.


EE 303.

Course Description

This course is designed to give the student an introduction to the physical basis of semiconductor devices. The goals are to provide the student with (1) a working knowledge of the physics underlying all semiconductor devices; (2) an understanding of the physical principles behind the most common semiconductor devices: the p-n junction diode, field-effect transistor, and bipolar transistor; (3) an understanding of the relationship between the circuit behavior of the devices, which were encountered in earlier courses, and their physical embodiment; and (4) a perspective of the physical and technological limitations of electronic devices.