Semiconductor Devices Specialization

Start Date: 07/12/2020

Course Type: Specialization Course

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The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5630-5632, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. This Semiconductor Devices specialization is designed to be a deep dive into the fundamentals of the electronic devices that form the backbone of our current integrated circuits technology. You will gain valuable experience in semiconductor physics, pn junctions, metal-semiconductor contacts, bipolar junction transistors, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices, and MOS field effect transistors. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Learn fundamental mechanisms of electrical conduction in semiconductors *Understand operating principles of basic electronic devices including pn junction, metal-semiconductor contact, bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors *Analyze and evaluate the performance of basic electronic devices *Prepare for further analysis of electronic and photonic devices based on semiconductors

Course Syllabus

Semiconductor Physics
Diode - pn Junction and Metal Semiconductor Contact
Transistor - Field Effect Transistor and Bipolar Junction Transistor

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Course Introduction

Master the Fundamentals of Semiconductors. Analyze the fundamentals of semiconductors and evaluate the performance of electronic devices. Semiconductor Devices Specialization The semiconductor devices specialization is for the individual or small entrepreneur who wants to know how to develop advanced engineering knowledge and skills to break-through the competitive advantage semiconductors enjoy. This course builds upon previous knowledge of linear and binary electronics and focuses on the semiconductor devices as an example. The specialization requires some background knowledge in the physical and electronic properties of semiconductors, but is also open to students who just want to focus on understanding the semiconductor industry better. Topics covered include: • Overview of semiconductor devices • The linear and binary modes • Diodes, opamps, and phase divider devices • Assembling a semiconductor device • Overview of digital and analog devices • Digital and analog inverters, filters, and equalizers • Digital and analog chokes, equalizers, and equalizers • Introduction to digital and analog phase inverters, filters, and equalizers • Digital and analog phase inverters, filters, and equalizers • Digital and analog phase inverters, filters, and equalizers • Digital and analog phase inverters, filters, and equalizers • A digital and analog phase inverter, filter, and equalizer is an example of a semiconductor device • Digital and analog phase inverters, filters, and equalizers are examples of a semiconductor device •

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device analysis semiconductor analysis electronic device design

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