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


Integrated Circuit Design and Fabrication

ECE 124C – Spring 2009

Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov

Schedule: Tues/Thurs 9:30 - 10:45am, PHELPS 1448



*    5/26/09: Homework solutions are now posted.

*    5/26/09: Midterm is on Thursday of this week.  Please bring the following with you:

*    Blue book

*    Calculator

*    Pen/pencil/eraser

*    3 pages of notes (8.5x11inch, write on front and back)

*    5/17/09:  Homework 5 has been posted on the class website.

*    4/30/09:  Homework 4 has been posted on the class website.

*    4/16/09:  Homework 3 has been posted on the class website.

*    4/5/09:  Homework 2 has been posted on the class website.

*    3/30/09: Welcome to ECE 124C.  Homework 1 along with various other handouts are available on the class website.



Syllabus (click here for syllabus in .pdf format)

Time:                       Tues/Thurs 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Place:                      PHELPS 1448

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

Office Hours:         Tues 11am-noon or by appointment, ESB Room 2213


Teaching Assistant:    The TA for this course is Samuel Beach, office/lab hours TBA.


Lab Supervisor:    Bob Hill, HFH Room 4110, ext 4142


Required Text: Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits, 3rd edition, by Richard S. Muller and Theodore I. Kamins, 2002, ISBN 0-471-59398-2.  Handouts and class notes will complement the text.


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


Topics to be covered:

*    MOS transistors

*    p-n junctions and heterojunctions

*    Bipolar transistors / HBT’s

*    JFETs, HFETs

*    VLSI technologies

*    Advanced processing techniques


Course Description: 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 15%, 30%, 15% and 40% to the final grade. The laboratory will consist of a final report and a presentation to the class.


Homework Assignments – turn into box on 3rd floor of HFH

Homework 1 – due 4/7/09 by 5:00pm (there is nothing to turn in for this assignment)                                                 


Homework 2 – due 4/15/09 by 5:00pm         


Homework 3 – due 4/29/09 by 5:00pm


Homework 4 – due 5/13/09 by 5:00pm         


Homework 5 – due 5/26/09 by 5:00pm         



Homework Solutions (requires password)


Midterm – 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.

L-Edit Template File (will be emailed to everyone in the class)

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



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