Understanding semiconductor devices is critical in designing and improving many types of systems. ECE3080 will give you an understanding of how devices work, the critical issue and the key design tradeoffs in the devices. ECE 3040 is a prerequisite for the class, and it is assumed that you are already familiar to some degree with the material up to and including pn junctions. After the addition of some more advanced material in the semiconductor background area, the course will focus heavily on optoelectronic devices such as LEDs and LASER Diodes, followed by BJT, HBT, MOSFET, MESFET  and HEMT structures.  Approximately 3 weeks of basic quantum mechanics will be covered.


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