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Some undergraduate-level math and physics, along with some basics of electrical engineering

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English

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What you will learn

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    Principles of basic electronic devices including pn junction, metal-semiconductor contact, bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors

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    Analyze and evaluate the performance of basic electronic devices

Skills you will gain

device analysissemiconductor analysiselectronic device design
100% online courses

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Some undergraduate-level math and physics, along with some basics of electrical engineering

Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Semiconductor Physics

4.8
4 ratings
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This course introduces basic concepts of quantum theory of solids and presents the theory describing the carrier behaviors in semiconductors. The course balances fundamental physics with application to semiconductors and other electronic devices. At the end of this course learners will be able to: 1. Understand the energy band structures and their significance in electric properties of solids 2. Analyze the carrier statistics in semiconductors 3. Analyze the carrier dynamics and the resulting conduction properties of semiconductors...
Course2

Diode - pn Junction and Metal Semiconductor Contact

5.0
1 ratings
This course presents in-depth discussion and analysis of pn junction and metal-semiconductor contacts including equilibrium behavior, current and capacitance responses under bias, breakdown, non-rectifying behavior, and surface effect. You'll work through sophisticated analysis and application to electronic devices. At the end of this course learners will be able to: 1. Analyze pn junction at equilibrium and under bias, capacitance and current characteristics, and breakdown behavior 2. Analyze metal-semiconductor contact at equilibrium and under bias, capacitance and current characteristics, non-rectifying contact and surface effects...
Course3

Transistor - Field Effect Transistor and Bipolar Junction Transistor

This course presents in-depth discussion and analysis of metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) and bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) including the equilibrium characteristics, modes of operation, switching and current amplifying behaviors. At the end of this course learners will be able to: 1. Understand and analyze metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) device 2. Understand and analyze MOS field effect transistor (MOSFET) 3. Understand and analyze bipolar junction transistor (BJT)...

Instructor

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Wounjhang Park

Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

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  • We recommend that you take the courses in order, starting with Semiconductor Physics, moving to Diode, and closing with Transistor.

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