Courses Catalogue

Solid State Device Modeling And Simulation

COURSE CODE: PHY7215
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course introduces the principles of device modeling wherein device physics and experimentally observed device performance characteristics combined so as to lead to predictable equations and expressions for device performance under various scenarios of excitation. Topics covered are: other MOSFET models; MOSFET modelling; noise modelling; BSIM4 MOSFET modelling; MOSFET device physics

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course is designed to provide graduate students with a wide background and the ability to deal with advanced concepts in semiconductor electronic devices.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Discuss the three areas of circuit design, device modeling and CAD tools are the main pillars based on which all VLSI system designs are carried out.

Describe the most widely used device models used by the industry including BSIM and EKV models discussed.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts involved in semiconductor device operation and their characteristics.

Perform simple analysis of semiconductor devices to derive basic I-V characteristics.

Predict the effect of device design variations on device performance.

Assess the relative advantages/disadvantages of different classes of electronic and optoelectronic devices for particular applications.

Design simple optoelectronic communication systems.

Demonstrate an understanding of the technologies used in integrated circuit manufacture and the impact of these technologies on device design and performance.