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Lectures (Video)

Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits

Course Summary

This course is based on EE 40 Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits, Spring 2008 made available by University of California, Berkeley: Webcast.Berkeley under the Creative commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 license.
This course is taught in University of California, Berkeley and covers the fundamental circuit concepts and analysis techniques in the context of digital electronic circuits. Transient analysis of CMOS logic gates; basic integrated-circuit technology and layout are also included. A supplementary textbook Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits is available for download with this course.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to circuits: currents, and voltages; power and energy; Kirchhoff's Current Law; Kirchhoff's Voltage Law; branches, loops and nodes
  • Resistive circuits; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; Node/Mesh/Superposition analysis
  • Inductance and capacitance; L and C transients; 1st and 2nd order circuits
  • Phasors; Frequency response; Bode plots; Resonance; Transfer function; Filters (1st and 2nd order filters)
  • Operational Amplifiers: Ideal operational amplifiers; Inverting and non-inverting amplifiers; Design of simple amplifiers; Op-amp imperfections in the linear range of operation; Integrators and differentiators;
  • Diode circuits: Basic concepts; Load-line analysis of diode circuits; Ideal-diode model; Piecewise-linear diode models; Rectifier circuits; voltage doubler
  • Semiconductors; n and p doping; bandgap
  • Diode physics: Gauss's Law and Poisson Equation; Depletion approximation; IV characteristics
  • MOSFET physics: NMOS and PMOS transistors and simple fabrication concepts
  • MOSFET circuits: Load-line analysis; Bias circuits
  • Binary logic, truth tables: inversion, NAND and NOR
  • Logic circuits: CMOS logic gates

Reading Material

1. Textbook (Berkeley): Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications
Hambley, Allan R., Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007.
(Click the button below to see a preview of the 3rd edition of the book)

2. Online Supplementary Text (Berkeley): Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits (9.3 MB pdf)
Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits, Prof. C. Chang-Hasnain, Spring 2007. This set of notes is intended to supplement the text book and not to replace it.

3. Textbook (MIT): Microelectronics: An Integrated Approach
Howe, R. T., and C. G. Sodini. Microelectronics: An Integrated Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996. ISBN: 0135885183.

4. Reference (MIT): Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
Fonstad, C. G. Microelectronic Devices and Circuits. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1994. ISBN: 0070214964.

5. Reference (MIT): Microelectronic Circuits
Sedra, A. S., and K. C. Smith. Microelectronic Circuits. 4th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0195116631.
(Click the image below for the link to the revised 2007 edition)

6. Reference (MIT): Semiconductor Device Fundamentals
Pierret, R. F. Semiconductor Device Fundamentals. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995. ISBN: 0201543931.

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