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Advanced Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MOS) Device

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 90 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
MOS at Equilibrium10m
Basic Operation of MOS13m
Analysis of MOS Operation9m
Analysis of MOS Operation (Part 2)10m
MOS in Non-Equilibrium15m
Capacitance-Voltage Characteristics13m
Non-Ideal MOS14m
2 readings
Module Topics2m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #12h
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

MOS Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET)

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Basic Operation of MOSFET12m
Advanced Operation of MOSFET 19m
Advanced Operation of MOSFET 28m
Short Channel Effects 18m
Short Channel Effects 212m
Short Channel MOSFET5m
2 readings
Module Topics2m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #22h
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT)

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 79 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Base-Emitter Current12m
Basic Operation of BJT9m
Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT)16m
Non-Ideal Behavior13m
Frequency Response10m
2 readings
Module Topics2m
Materials and Physical Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #32h

About the Semiconductor Devices Specialization

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...
Semiconductor Devices

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