6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits

As taught in: Fall 2003




Prof. Clifton Fonstad Jr.

Prof. Akintunde Akinwande

Prof. Michael Perrott

A scatterplot graph.

The evolution of transistor technology and Moore's Law. (Graph courtesy of Akintunde Akinwande.)

Course Features

Course Description

6.012 is the header course for the department's "Devices, Circuits and Systems" concentration. The topics covered include: modeling of microelectronic devices, basic microelectronic circuit analysis and design, physical electronics of semiconductor junction and MOS devices, relation of electrical behavior to internal physical processes, development of circuit models, and understanding the uses and limitations of various models. The course uses incremental and large-signal techniques to analyze and design bipolar and field effect transistor circuits, with examples chosen from digital circuits, single-ended and differential linear amplifiers, and other integrated circuits. This course is worth 4 Engineering Design Points.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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