CPEN 306:Microelectronic Devices and Circuits (Prerequisite: FAEN 108)

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History and overview of microelectronic devices and circuits, reasons for studying microelectronics and its role in computer engineering. Semiconductor physics: overview of basic properties of semiconductors and the p-n junction. MOSFET: physics of NMOS and PMOS transistors, simple fabrication concepts, modelling of MOSFET circuits, load-line analysis, bias circuits, small-signal equivalent circuits, common-source amplifiers, source follower amplifier stages, amplifier characteristics using two-port equivalent circuits, current and voltage gains, input and output impedances, frequency response and transfer function. NMOS and PMOS binary functionality in NAND and NOR logic. Logic circuits: CMOS inverters, NOR and NAND gates, the CMOS pass gates, buffers. Logic circuits: flip-flops, registers, counters, adders, multiplexers.