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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course ETIN70F valid from Autumn 2018

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  • Modern electronics is both research on coming technologies and the foundation of industrial applications of established technology. The course provides basic knowledge in components and electronics and gives an overview of different established technologies. The course also provides a basis for new research concepts such as neuromorphic systems as well as advanced digital and analogue circuit design for IoT and 5G technology. Especially, the course aims to make available for students of varying background knowledge to study advanced courses in both materials driven electronics development and advanced circuit design, for example High Speed Devices, Nanoelectronics, and Analog IC Design.

    The main theme in the course is the MOS transistor which is the dominant device used in commercial applications. The course provides a physics based description of the MOS transistor and describes its integration in basic amplifier stages. Bipolar junction transistors will be discussed.

    The frequency dependent propertiesof both the MOS transistor and the amplifiers will be treated. Digital circuit applications based on the MOS transistor will also be discussed.
  • Introduction to semiconductors, charge carriers, transport and the pn-junction. The large and small signal models for bipolar junction and MOS transistors. Short channel effects in modern devices. Single stage amplifiers, feed-back amplifiers, cascode amplifiers, power amplifiers and OP-amplifiers. Frequency response and bandwidth. The cource includes two compulsory laboratory exercises, one experimental on individual transistors and one focused on circuit simulations.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to explain the operation of the MOS and bipolar junction transistors
    be able to describe how the architecture of MOS and bipolar junction transistors affect their electrical characteristics
    know the frequency dependent properties of active and passive devices
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to indentify the elements in a hybrid-pi model
    be able to use a small signal model for circuit design
    be able to design an amplifier based on negative feedback
    be able to analyse transistors and circuits in the frequency domain
    be familiar with S-parameters and basic high-frequency measurement technique
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • understand why different transistor technologies are used for various applications
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • FFFF01 Electronic Materials or FFFF05 Solid state physics
Selection Criteria
  • A. S. Sedra, K. C. Smith: Microelectronic Circuits, 7th edition.. Oxford university press. ISBN 9780199339136.
Further Information
  • Course Coordinator: Johannes Svensson
Course code
  • ETIN70F
Administrative Information
  • 2018-09-11
  • Professor Thomas Johansson

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