6.012 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate
Microelectronic Devices and Circuits

Lecture Notes


MOS = metal-on-silicon
MOSFET = metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor
NMOS = n-type metal-oxide-semiconductor
CMOS = complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor


6.012 outline: grading, ethics

Overview of semiconductor applications, silicon integrated circuit technology

2 Intrinsic semiconductors, electrons and holes, bond model, generation recombination and thermal equilibrium; doping, donors, acceptors, compensation (PDF)
3 Carrier transport, drift velocity, drift current density, diffusion current density (PDF)
4 The p-n junction, carrier concentration and potential in thermal equilibrium, 60mV rule (PDF)
5 The p-n junction in thermal equilibrium (PDF)
6 Introduction to the MOS structure, MOS capacitor in thermal equilibrium (PDF)
7 MOS capacitor under applied bias; accumulation, depletion, and inversion regions (PDF)
8 MOSFET physical structure, circuit symbol and terminal characteristics, MOS transistor characteristics (PDF)
9 MOS transistor, backgate effect, MOSFET in saturation (PDF)
10 MOSFET small-signal model (PDF - 1.3MB)
11 Digital logic concepts, inverter characteristics, logic levels and noise margins, transient characteristics, inverter circuits, NMOS/resistor loads (PDF)
12 NMOS/current source load, CMOS inverter, static analysis (PDF)
13 CMOS inverter, propagation delay model, static CMOS gates (PDF)
14 p-n junction diode terminal characteristics, minority carrier concentration under forward and reverse bias (PDF)
15 Short base approximation, steady state diffusion equation with currents in p-n junction (PDF)
16 p-n junction diode circuit model, large signal static model, small signal model, diffusion capacitance (PDF)
17 Introduction of bipolar junction transistor, terminal characteristics, forward active bias, current gain (PDF)
18 Reverse active mode and saturation, the Ebers-Moll model (PDF)
19 Single stage amplifiers, two port small signal model, common source amplifier with resistor and current source supply (PDF)
20 Common base/gate amplifier, common collector/drain (PDF)
21 Review frequency domain analysis; current gain frequency response of common emitter amplifier (PDF)
22 Voltage gain frequency response of common emitter amplifier, full analysis of common emitter, the Miller approximation (PDF)
23 Open circuit time constant analysis, common-gate (CG) and common-drain (CD) amplifiers (PDF)
24 Multistage amplifiers, cascading small signal two port models (PDF)
25 DC coupling, voltage sources, MOS current sources, current sources and sinks (PDF)
26 Analyzing complex circuits, course wrap-up (PDF)
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