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Course number and title: EE221C Microwave Semiconductor Devices
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: M.-C. F. Chang (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Physical and Wave Electronics Area course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Course Assessment:
Homework: several homework assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
Grading Policy: Typically, 40% midterm and 60% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE121A.
Catalog Description: Physical principles and design considerations of microwave solid-state devices: Schottky barrier mixer diodes, IMPATT diodes, transferred electron devices, tunnel diodes, microwave transistors.  
Textbook and any related course material:
S. Yngvesson, Microwave Semiconductor Devices, Kluwer Academic, 1991.
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
Two terminal devices: Gunn, IMPATT.
Three terminal device: MESFETs
Three terminal device: HEMTs
Three terminal devices: BJTs, HBTs
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

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