Microelectronic Devices and Circuits

A simplified circuit diagram for the design problem.

A simplified schematic of the design problem circuit. A full description of the 6.012 design problem can be found in the Assignments section. (Image by Prof. Clifton Fonstad.)


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Fall 2009



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6.012 is the header course for the department's "Devices, Circuits and Systems" concentration. The topics covered include modeling of microelectronic devices, basic microelectronic circuit analysis and design, physical electronics of semiconductor junction and MOS devices, relation of electrical behavior to internal physical processes, development of circuit models, and understanding the uses and limitations of various models. The course uses incremental and large-signal techniques to analyze and design bipolar and field effect transistor circuits, with examples chosen from digital circuits, single-ended and differential linear amplifiers, and other integrated circuits.

Clifton Fonstad Jr.. 6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, Fall 2009. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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