The calendar below provides information on the course’s lecture (L), recitation (R), and quiz (Q) sessions.
Ses #  Topics  Key Dates 

Fundamentals  
R1 
Basic MOSFET Description
Video: Silicon Run I (The 200 mm Era) 

L1  Overview of 6.012  
R2 
WebLab Tutorial
Review of Electrostatics 
Homework 1 out 
L2  Introduction to Semiconductors: Electrons and Holes, Donors and Acceptors  
R3  Examples of Carrier Statistics  
L3  Carrier Transport: Drift and Diffusion  
R4  Examples of Drift (Integrated Resistor, Resistor Design), Diffusion 
Homework 1 due
Homework 2 out 
MOSFET  
L4 
Electrostatics in Semiconductors
The “60 mV Rule” 

R5  Examples of QN Situation in Thermal Equilibrium  
L5  pn Junction Electrostatics in Thermal Equilibrium  
R6  Examples of Electrostatics of pn Junction in Thermal Equilibrium 
Homework 2 due
Homework 3 out 
L6  pn Junction Electrostatics under Bias, Depletion Capacitance  
R7  Examples of pn Junction under Bias, Depletion Capacitance  
L7  MOS Electrostatics at 0 V  
R8  Examples of Electrostatics of MOS at 0 V 
Homework 3 due
Homework 4 out 
L8  MOS Electrostatics under Bias, MOS Capacitance  
R9  Examples of MOS under Bias, CV Characteristics  
L9  MOSFET: IV Characteristics (Qualitative, Linear)  
R10  Examples of MOSFET: IV Characteristics  Homework 4 due 
L10  MOSFET: IV Characteristics (Saturation, Back Bias)  
Q1  Quiz 1 (Covering Lectures 19)  
R11  More Examples of MOSFET: IV Characteristics  Homework 5 out 
L11  MOSFET Equivalent Circuit Models  
R12  Examples of MOSFET Equivalent Circuit Models including SPICE Model  
Digital Circuits  
L12 
Logic Concepts
Inverter Characteristics NMOS Inverter 

R13  Inverter Examples 
Homework 5 due
Homework 6 out 
L13 
CMOS Inverter
Transfer Characteristics 

R14  More Inverter Examples  
L14 
CMOS Inverter (cont.)
Delay CMOS Scaling, VLSI 

R15  Dynamic Power of CMOS Inverter 
Homework 6 due
Homework 7 out 
Bipolar Transistor  
L15  pn Junction Diode IV Characteristics  
R16  Examples of pn Junction Diode IV Characteristics  
L16  pn Junction Equivalent Circuit Models, Charge Storage, Diffusion Capacitance  
R17  Examples of pn Diode Equivalent Circuit Models 
Homework 7 due
Homework 8 out 
L17  BJT Electrostatics, Forward Active Regime  
R18  Examples of BJT in Forward Active Regime  
L18 
Other Regimes of Operation of BJT
Equivalent Circuit Models 
Homework 8 due 
Analog Circuits  
L19 
Singlestage Amplifiers
Commonsource Amplifier Stage 
Homework 9 out 
Q2  Quiz 2  
L20  Other MOSFET Amplifier Stages  
R19  BJT Singlestage Amplifiers  Design project out 
L21  Multistage Amplifiers  
R20 
Examples of Multistage Amplifiers
Cascode Amplifier 

L22  Current Sources and Sinks  
R21  Cascode Current Source  Homework 9 due 
L23  Frequency Response of Commonsource Amplifier  
R22  Discussion on Design Project  Homework 10 out (optional) 
L24  Miller Effect, Opencircuit Time Constant Technique  
R23  Examples of Opencircuit Time Constant Technique (Commonemitter Stage)  
L25  Frequency Response of other Amplifier Stages  
R24  Frequency Response of Cascode Stage  Design project due 
L26  6.012 Wrapup: Key Conclusions  
R25  6.012 Wrapup  
Final Exam 