EE 105: Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, 4 Units, Spring 2001 with Professor Andrew R. NeureutherRequired Books
This course covers the fundamental circuit and device concepts needed to understand analog integrated circuits. After an overview of the basic properties of semiconductors, the p-n junction and MOS capacitors are described and the MOSFET is modeled as a large-signal device. Two port small-signal amplifiers and their realization using single stage and multistage CMOS building blocks are discussed. Sinusoidal steady-state signals are introduced and the techniques of phasor analysis are developed, including impedance and the magnitude and phase response of linear circuits. The frequency responses of single and multi-stage amplifiers are analyzed.
R.T. Howe and C.G. Sodini, Microelectronics: an Integrated Approach, Prentice-Hall, 1997. ErrataPrerequisite EECS40
A. Vladimirescu, The Spice Book, Wiley, 1994.
A reader including the Laboratory Manual and solutions to even exercises in the textbook is now available from:Copy Central (Southside)It is reader #165 and sells for $15.09+tax.
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This includes basic circuit analysis, dependent sources and equivalent circuits. Knowledge of the basic MOS process flow and layout is also assumed.
In addition to the textbooks and the reader, the following references are helpful and will be on two-hour reserve at the Bechtel Engineering Library:
A.S. Sedra and K.C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 4th ed., 1997.
R.C. Jaeger, Microelectronic Circuit Design, McGraw Hill, 1997.
M.N. Horenstein, Microelectronic Circuits and Devices, Prentice Hall, 2nd ed., 1996.
M.H. Rashid, SPICE for Circuits and Electronics using PSpice, Prentice Hall, 1995.
P.W. Tuinenga, SPICE, A Guide to Circuit Simulation & Analysis using PSpice, Prentice Hall, 1995.
A weekly laboratory is based on a BiCMOS tile-array chip set from MicroLinear, Inc. that allows a series of device modeling and circuit characterization experiments. The experiments are closely connected with the lecture material and satisfactory completion of the laboratory is required in order to receive a grade in the course.Homework Assignments and Quizzes
Weekly homework assignments will be made on Wednesday and will be due the following week on Friday excepts for weeks 6, 10 and 15 when they will be due on Wednesday.
There will be midterms in the 6th and 10th week as well as the regularly scheduled final exam.
Homework 5%*, Laboratory 10%*, Midterm1 20%, Midterm2 20%, Final 45%.
*Based on a Mastery-Test approach (see Grading)
While collaborative learning is encouraged each student must do their own work. The University policy on academic dishonesty can be found at http://buffy.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ruth/ac.dis.html