Course number and title: 
EE121B Principles of Semiconductor Device Design 
Credits: 
4 
Instructor(s)incharge: 
C. O. Chui 
(chui@ee.ucla.edu) 

J. Woo 
(woo@ee.ucla.edu) 
Course type: 
Lecture 
Required or Elective: 
Required. 
Course Schedule: 
Lecture: 
3 hrs/week. Meets twice weekly. 
Dicussion: 
1 hr/discussion section. Multiple discussion sections offered per quarter. 
Outside Study: 
9 hrs/week. 
Office Hours: 
2 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by each teaching assistant. 


Course Assessment: 
Homework: 
6 homework assignments 
Exams: 
1 midterm and 1 final examination. 


Grading Policy: 
Typically, 20% homework, 30% midterm, 50% final. 
Course Prerequisites: 
EE2. 
Catalog Description: 
Introduction to principles of operation of bipolar and MOS transistors, equivalent circuits, highfrequency behavior, voltage limitations. 

Textbook and any related course material: 
¤ 
C. R. Viswanathan, Lecture Notes on Basic semiconductor devices, available from course reader materials. 


Course Website 
Additional Course Website 
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage: 

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Bipolar Transistor Structures 
1.5 hrs. 

  

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DC characteristics of Bipolar transistors 
3 hrs. 

  

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Amplification in Bipolar transistors 
3 hrs. 

  

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AC characteristics of Bipolar transistors 
3 hrs. 

  

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Switching characteristics of Bipolar transistors 
3 hrs. 

  

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Bipolar transistor circuit models 
1.5 hrs. 

  

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MOS Structures 
1.5 hrs. 

  

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MOS capacitor 
4.5 hrs. 

  

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MOSFET DC and AC behavior 
6 hrs. 

  

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MOSFET models 
1.5 hrs. 


Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives: 


Contribution of the course to the Professional Component: 
Engineering Topics: 
0 % 
General Education: 
0 % 
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 
0 % 


Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course: 
Mathematics: 
Strong 
Physics: 
Not Applicable 
Chemistry: 
Not Applicable 
Technical writing: 
Some 
Computer Programming: 
Some 


Material available to students and department at end of course: 

Available to students 
Available to department 
Available to instructor 
Available to TA(s) 

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Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: 
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Samples of homework solutions from 2 students: 

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Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: 

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Course performance form from student surveys: 

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Will this course involve computer assignments? NO 
Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES 