- Analog Integrated Circuits
Analysis, design, and applications of modern analog circuits using integrated bipolar and field effect transistor technologies. Introduction of the principles of analog circuits and the techniques for the design of analog integrated circuit (Analog IC’s). Design, layout, and testing of Analog circuits.
- Solid State Devices
Discussion and analysis of semiconductor fundamentals including crystals and energy bands, charge carriers (electrons and holes), doping, and transport, (drift and diffusion); unipolar devices with the MOS field effect transistor as a logic device and circuit considerations; basic concepts of generation-recombination and the P-N junction as capacitors and current rectifier with applications in photonics; bipolar transistors as amplifiers and switching three-terminal devices.
- Microprocessor and Interfacing
Introduction of microprocessor architecture and microcomputer systems, including memory and input/output interfacing, assembly language programming, bus architecture, bus cycle types, I/O systems, memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Advanced concepts in the programming and the interfacing of microprocessors/microcontrollers to the outside world as demonstrated by a variety of application examples.
- VLSI Design
Basic theories and techniques of digital VLSI design in CMOS technology. Analysis and discussion of the fundamental concepts and structures of designing digital VLSI systems include CMOS devices and circuits, standard CMOS fabrication processes, CMOS design rules, static and dynamic logic structures, interconnect analysis, CMOS chip layout, simulation and testing, design tools and methodologies.
- Processing and Fabrication Technology
Introduction of the theory and technology of micro/nano fabrication, analysis and discussion of basic processing techniques such as diffusion, oxidation, photolithography, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, etching, metallization and more. Understanding the theory of the individual processes, how they are characterized, and the interrelationship of these processes when combined to fabricate devices.