IN/0030 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Academic Year 2022/2023
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PIERO COSSEDDU (Tit.)
- Teaching style
- Lingua Insegnamento
|[70/89] ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING||[89/20 - Ord. 2016] ELETTRONICA||6||60|
|[70/89] ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING||[89/56 - Ord. 2016] ELETTRONICA ON LINE E IN PRESENZA (BLENDED)||6||60|
Knowledge and understanding in
• physical basis of diodes, transistors and MOSFETs.
• Electrical characteristics and operating modes of electron
• Basic manufacturing technologies and monolithic integration
• Aplication fields: Electronics, Microelectronics, sensors
Application of knowledge and understanding in
• Performing electric measurements on real diodes and transistors
• Reading and understanding datasheets of commercial devices
Ability to identify and use data to formulate responses to
• Reading the experimental data in terms of measuring physical and technological parameters
• Ability to cooperate with peers in solving given problems, proposed to groups of students, and to report to the teacher
• Ability to access complementary sources for studying the theory and solve assigned problems
The fundamental requirements belong to the contents of the courses of Semiconductor Physics
In detail, the knowledge is absolutely required of
• Band structure in solids
• Elecrons and holes
Of great help are
• The mathematical skills in solving ordinary linear differential equations
• The practical skill with computational programs and graphical outputs of numerical data
• The familiarity with datasheets, slide editors and word processors
1) Recalls on solid state fundamentals (electrons, holes, band gap). Continuity equation
2) The pn junction and the Shottky junction
3) Bipolar Junction Transistors
4) MOS devices
5) Technology and advanced devices (Heterojunction, wide band gap, low k)
6 weekly sub-modules of 10 hours each.
8 hours per module are frontal lessons, 2 hours are reserved to exercises and/or seminars
Exercises are organized for groups of students, prompting them to discuss and cooperate.
Also the search for other texts is encouraged, as a training tool for the final test, where any supplementary book, paper is allowed.
Verification of learning
The final evaluation consists of a written test. It is divided into two questions, ranging among the five topics of the sub-modules of the main module.
In particular, the proposed questions aim to verify
1) The knowledge and understanding of the physical and technological foundation of Optoelectronics
2) The ability to use the distributed educational material and any other extra document for solving the proposed problems
3) The ability to operate choices, in problems with open or multiple answer
4) The ability to communicate. This is obtained by granting of higher score even a wrong exercise, provided the student demonstrates to be aware of the presence of some error, and illustrates in detail how he/she reached such conclusion.
Each question has an evaluation score ranging from 0 to 15. The sum of the three scores makes the final evaluation, in 30th, of the whole course.
The students that obtained a mark between 15 and 17 must give an oral interview to have the exam passed.
The students that have obtained at least 18, can register their exam or ask for an additional oral interview.
Dispositivi a Semiconduttore. Hoepli.
Devices: Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5,
Technology: Chapters 8 (in short), 9, 10, 11 (in short), 12 (in short)
Minutes of the Course
Slides of the 2019/2020 online course
All the slides shown during the course are available for the students as well as the recordings of the lectures.