Calendar

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 p-n Junction Electrostatics in Thermal Equilibrium

R6 Examples of Electrostatics of p-n Junction in Thermal Equilibrium Homework 2 due

Homework 3 out

L6 p-n Junction Electrostatics under Bias, Depletion Capacitance

R7 Examples of p-n 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, C-V Characteristics

L9 MOSFET: I-V Characteristics (Qualitative, Linear)

R10 Examples of MOSFET: I-V Characteristics Homework 4 due
L10 MOSFET: I-V Characteristics (Saturation, Back Bias)

Q1 Quiz 1 (Covering Lectures 1-9)

R11 More Examples of MOSFET: I-V 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 p-n Junction Diode I-V Characteristics

R16 Examples of p-n Junction Diode I-V Characteristics

L16 p-n Junction Equivalent Circuit Models, Charge Storage, Diffusion Capacitance

R17 Examples of p-n 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 Single-stage Amplifiers

Common-source Amplifier Stage

Homework 9 out
Q2 Quiz 2

L20 Other MOSFET Amplifier Stages

R19 BJT Single-stage 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 Common-source Amplifier

R22 Discussion on Design Project Homework 10 out (optional)
L24 Miller Effect, Open-circuit Time Constant Technique

R23 Examples of Open-circuit Time Constant Technique (Common-emitter Stage)

L25 Frequency Response of other Amplifier Stages

R24 Frequency Response of Cascode Stage Design project due
L26 6.012 Wrap-up: Key Conclusions

R25 6.012 Wrap-up

Final Exam

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

grading Exams
notes Lecture Notes
group_work Projects
assignment Problem Sets