IH1611 Semiconductor Devices 7.5 credits

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The overall goal of the course is that you should be able to describe the function of the pn-diode, the bipolar and the MOS transistor and how these three devices are used in applications. You should be able to derive and calculate the currents inside these devices and be able to analyse the internal state of the charge distribution, the electric field and the current density.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The overall goal of the course is that you should be able to describe the function of devices, based on the pn-junctions and MOS-structures. These devices includes the bipolar and MOS transistors, and memory cells. You should be able to describe how these devices are used in applications. You should be able to derive and calculate the currents inside these devices and be able to analyse the internal state of the charge distribution, the electric field and the current density for given terminal bias voltages. You should be familiar with the process flow, used in the fabrication of modern microelectronics.

Intended learning outcomes *

In detail, after a successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  1. Qualitatively describe the electronic energy band structure of insulators, semiconductors and metals.
  2. Calculate the electron and hole concentration in the conduction and valence band using Fermi-Dirac statistics and the energy band model.
  3. Describe the constituents of the current density in semiconductors and derive analytical expressions for the current density in the case of low-level injection, electron-hole recombination, externally applied voltage and external generation by light, using the drift-diffusion model.
  4. Describe the function of the pn-diode, the bipolar and the long channel MOS transistor.
  5. Analyse and calculate the internal electrostatics (electric charge, electric field and potential) of the pn-diode, the bipolar and the long channel MOS transistor.
  6. Derive and calculate the current density in the pn-diode, the bipolar and the long channel MOS transistor using the drift-diffusion model.
  7. Describe major process technologies, used to fabricate semiconductor devices and relate these to schematic cross-section drawings of devices.
  8. Extract device properties from electrical measurements of devices.
  9. Perform oral and written presentation of the subject Semiconductor Components.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Analog electronics, electrostatics and modern physics

Recommended prerequisites

Analogue and digital circuits, modern physics and basic electromagnetics.

Equipment

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Literature

Modern Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits, Chenming Calvin Hu, Förlag Pearson, År 2010, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-700668-7
ISBN-10:0-13-700668-3

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LABA - Laboration, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEMA - Seminar, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Written Final Exam, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Gunnar Malm

Further information

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Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Gunnar Malm

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.

There is some overlap between the courses IH1611 and IH2651. These courses can therefore not be included together in a degree.