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School of Engineering
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
MICROELECTRONICS
INN1028641, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
IN0520, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MICROELECTRONICS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.dei.unipd.it/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN0520-000ZZ-2018-INN1028641-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA NEVIANI ING-INF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/01 Electronics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 NEVIANI ANDREA (Presidente)
MENEGHESSO GAUDENZIO (Membro Effettivo)
BEVILACQUA ANDREA (Supplente)
GERARDIN SIMONE (Supplente)
GEROSA ANDREA (Supplente)
MENEGHINI MATTEO (Supplente)
VOGRIG DANIELE (Supplente)
ZANONI ENRICO (Supplente)
7 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 NEVIANI ANDREA (Presidente)
MENEGHESSO GAUDENZIO (Membro Effettivo)
BEVILACQUA ANDREA (Supplente)
GERARDIN SIMONE (Supplente)
GEROSA ANDREA (Supplente)
MENEGHINI MATTEO (Supplente)
VOGRIG DANIELE (Supplente)
ZANONI ENRICO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: REQUESTED:
strong grasp of mathematics and physics for engineeering (differential and integral calculus, classical mechanics, electromagnetism).

RECOMMENDED:
knnowledge ot the principles of quantum physics, of solid-state physics and of statistical physics. An introduction to these topics will be made in the first few lectures of the course.
Target skills and knowledge: KNOWLEDGE
1. Physical models of semiconductor materials electrical properties and charge transport properties.
2. Physical models for the description of the internal behavior of main semiconductor devices (metal-semiconductor junction, pn junction, field-effect transistors).
3. Terminal current-voltage characteristics of main semiconductor devices.
4. Process steps and flow for the fabrication of solid-state devices and integrated circuits by means of the planar technology.

SKILLS
1. Ability to apply material and device physical models to the interpretation of experimental data.
2. Ability to predict the effect of technological parameters on device electrical characteristics and ability to design devices satisfying given specifications.
Examination methods: The examination consists of a written test with problems on the analysis and synthesis of solid-state devices. In order to successfully solve the problems the following capabilities are requested: i) theoretical knowledge of device and semiconductor material physical models; ii) ability to quantitatively solve the related equations.
Assessment criteria: The following evaluation criteria will be adopted:
1. Completeness and depth of understanding of the theoretical aspects of the subject.
2. Ability to properly apply physical models to the numerical solution of problems related to the inner behavior and terminal characteristics of solid-state devices.
3. Clarity in terms of: hypothesis statement; application of proper approximations; logical soundness of the problem solution flow.
Course unit contents: Pills of quantum mechanics, solid-state physics and statistical physics applied to semiconductor materials. Metal-semiconductor junction: band structure, current-voltage characteristics, non-rectifying junction (ohmic contacts).
PN junction: band structure, static behavior, minoroty carrier distributions and current-voltage characteristics, dynamic behavior, non ideal phenomena (generation-ricombination currents, breakdown).
Metal/oxide/semiconductor (MOS) structure: band structure, electrical properties, iterface and oxide charge, MOS capacitor.
MOS field-effect transistor (MOSFET): geometry, static and dynamic electrical characteristics, non ideal phenomena (subthreshold current, short and narrow channel effects).
CMOS integrated circuits fabrication technology: Silicon growth, oxidation, epitaxial growth and thin film deposition (oxide, metal, polysilicon), photolitography, etching, diffusion doping, ion-implantation doping.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: About two-thirds of the lectures will be devoted to theory, one third to the solution of numerical problems and analysis of case studies. Theoretical lectures will be presented either with slides or at the blackboard . A systematic problem-solving methodology will be presented. Optional laboratory activity will be proposed consisting in the use of CAD software for the numerical simulation of semiconductor devices.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The concepts taught in the course can be found in the book “Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits” by R. S. Muller and T. I. Kamins, Wiley, 2003, third edition.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R. S. Muller, T. I. Kamins, Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits. --: Wiley, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Meneghesso, Esercitazioni di Microelettronica. Padova: Ed. Progetto, 2007, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)
  • Matlab
  • Synopsys TCAD

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