Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Integrated Circuit Design and Fabrication
ECE 124C Spring 2012
Instructor: Dr. Ilan Ben-Yaacov
Schedule: Tues/Thurs 9:30 - 10:45am, PHELPS 1448
5/22/12: Solutions to HWs 2-4 are posted, HW 5 solutions will be posted after the due date.
5/22/12: Instructor office hours on Thursday 5/24 will be held in the teaching cleanroom.
5/22/12: Homework 5 is now available on the class website
5/7/12: Homework 4 is now available on the class website.
4/21/12: Homework 3 is now available on the class website.
4/11/12: Homework 2 is now available on the class website.
4/2/12: 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 3221D, ext 5295, ilan[at]engineering.ucsb.edu
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 10:50-11:50am or by appointment, ESB Room 3221D
Teaching Assistant: The TA for this course is Ardit Velia (ardit.velia[at]gmail.com), office/lab hours TBA.
Lab Supervisor: Bob Hill, Engineering II Room 1141, ext 4142, bob[at]ece.ucsb.edu
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:
p-n junctions and heterojunctions
Bipolar transistors / HBTs
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, and laboratory project/presentation will each contribute 15%, 30%, and 55%, respectively, to the final grade. The laboratory will include a final report and a presentation to the class.
Homework 1 due 4/10/12 by 5:00pm (there is nothing to turn in for this assignment)
Homework 2 due 4/19/12 by 5:00pm
Homework 3 due 5/3/12 by 5:00pm
Homework 4 due 5/17/12 by 5:00pm
Homework 5 due 5/29/12 by 5:00pm
Midterm will be on Thursday, 5/31/12. You will be allowed a calculator and 3 pages of notes (8.5 by 11 inch, you may write on front and back). BRING A BLUE BOOK TO RECORD YOUR ANSWERS! Midterm review will be in class on Tuesday 5/29/12.
L-Edit tutorial - note: L-Edit has been installed on all of the PCs in the ECI lab.
L-Edit Template File (will be emailed to everyone in the class)
Tasker / Hughes paper on effects of source and drain resistance on RF performance