University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Integrated Circuit Design and Fabrication

ECE 124C - Spring 2005

Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov

Schedule:Tues/Thurs 2 - 3:15, NH 1111


(Download printable pdf version of syllabus)

Topics to be covered

• MOS Transistors

• p-n junctions

• Bipolar Transistors

• VLSI technologies

• Advanced processing techniques

Prerequisite: ECE 132, ECE 137A, and ECE 124B or equivalent or consent of the instructor

Instructor: Ilan Ben-Yaacov, ESB Room 2213, ext. 5295,

Time: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Place: NH 1111

                    Text: Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits by Richard S. Muller and Theodore I. Kamins. Published by John Wiley and Sons. 3d edition, 2002.

                    Handouts and class notes will complement the texts.

Course format: There will be homework assignments, a midterm, a presentation and laboratory work. Laboratory work will consist of designing, fabricating and testing of something interesting such as a simple MOS circuit. You will design the entire process sequence, simulate the expected device characteristics and circuit performance, and compare it with your experimental results. Homework, midterm, presentation, and laboratory will each contribute 20%, 30%, 15% and 35% to the final grade. The laboratory will consist of a final report and a presentation to the class.

Office Hours: Office hours are Wednesdays 10-11am and 2-3pm or by appointment.

Teaching Assistant:  The TA for this course is Danny Feezell (, office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Lab Supervisor: Martin Vandenbroeck, Room 4110, Engineering I, ext. 4142,


Homeworks - turn into box on 5th floor of EI

Homework 1 - due 4/5

Homework 2 - due 4/13           HW 2 Solutions

Homework 3 - due 4/25           HW 3 Solutions

Homework 4 - due 5/6             HW 4 Solutions

Homework 5 - due 5/20           HW 5 Solutions



Midterm date TBA.



L-Edit tutorial - note: L-Edit has been installed on the following machines in the ECI lab:  ECIPC015, ECIPC014, ECIPC050, ECIPC071.  These machines are located in the back corner of the lab.

IC Design Project

124B NMOS Process

HEMT Handout 1        HEMT Handout 2

Tasker / Hughes paper on effects of source and drain resistance on RF performance

Download sample mask order



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