EEE3020 : Electronic Devices
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Anthony O'Neill
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To provide to specialist knowledge of electronic devices. To enable students to have a better understanding of state-of-the-art devices (e.g. transistors). To enable students to compare competing electronic technologies.
Outline Of Syllabus
*) Introduction to electronic devices. Electronic system exemplar: smartphone. Review of semiconductor properties, sheet resistance.
*) Junctions. Metal-semiconductor junction, Schottky contact, Ohmic contact. p-n junction, LED, photodiode, Smartphone: camera, optical and electromechanical sensors.
*) MOS Junction, MOS electrostatics, depletion accumulation and inversion, MOS C-V curve.
*) MOSFET mode of operation, I-V characteristic, delay time, sub-threshold, transistor and IC cross sections.
*) CMOS: Short channel effects, impact of scaling of electrical characteristics, threshold Voltage, DIBL, scaling strategies, limits to scaling.
*) Carrier transport, transconductance degradation, mobility, velocity-field, universal mobility, field dependence.
*) MOSFET Evolution, STI and LOCOS isolation, metal and polysilicon gates, LDD, parasitics, halo doping, retrograde doping, strained Si, High-k dielectrics, physical and economic scale/complexity of semiconductor devices, evolution, ITRS.
*) Bipolar Transistor, dc characteristic, Early effect, Gummel plot, Bipolar evolution, heterojunction bipolar (HBT).
*) III-V compound semiconductors, properties of silicon versus other semiconductors, MESFET, mode of operation, I-V characteristic, heterojunctions, MODFETs, I-V characteristic
*) Displays, OLED, touchscreen, digitizer (smartphone)
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||62:00||62:00||Writing up lecture notes referencing text books; tutorial questions; reflecting on lecture material.|
Jointly Taught With
|EEE8123||Advanced Electronic Devices|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|EEE8123||Advanced Electronic Devices||1||N/A|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their knowledge and skills developed from the lecture course material.