Semiconductor Devices Specialization

Starts Oct 21

Semiconductor Devices Specialization

Master the Fundamentals of Semiconductors. Analyze the fundamentals of semiconductors and evaluate the performance of electronic devices.

About This Specialization

This Semiconductor Devices specialization is designed to be a deep dive into the fundamentals of the electronic devices that form the backbone of our current integrated circuits technology. You will gain valuable experience in semiconductor physics, pn junctions, metal-semiconductor contacts, bipolar junction transistors, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices, and MOS field effect transistors. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Learn fundamental mechanisms of electrical conduction in semiconductors *Understand operating principles of basic electronic devices including pn junction, metal-semiconductor contact, bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors *Analyze and evaluate the performance of basic electronic devices *Prepare for further analysis of electronic and photonic devices based on semiconductors

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  1. COURSE 1

    Semiconductor Physics

    Consists of 4 Modules, between 2 and 5 hours of work per module.

    About the Course

    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
  2. COURSE 2

    Diode - pn Junction and Metal Semiconductor Contact

    4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours of work per week.

    About the Course

    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
  3. COURSE 3

    Transistor - Field Effect Transistor and Bipolar Junction Transistor

    3 weeks of study, 2-5 hours per week.

    About the Course

    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 am


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