|Subject Area||Computer Hardware and Architecture|
|Semester||Semester 4 – Spring|
Contents: Basic semiconductor theory and devices. Diodes and MOS transistors. Switching operation of transistor. Inverter and basic logic gates. Delay and power dissipation of logic gates. Amplifier operation of transistor. Basic amplifier circuits. Gain and bandwidth of amplifiers. Operational amplifiers.
Laboratory is included on the analysis and simulation of electronic circuits with SPICE.
The course constitutes the basic introductory course on modern electronics technology, and covers the circuit implementation of the basic digital and analog electronic cells with MOS transistors, as well as the computer simulation of electronic circuits.
With the successful completion of the course, the student will be in a position to:
- Know the basic theory of semiconductor materials, as well as the physical construction and operation of the MOS transistors of n-type and p-type.
- Know the implementation of the basic logic gates via MOS transistors (CMOS technology), and be able to calculate their basic metrics of performance (delay and power dissipation).
- Know the design of the basic amplifier circuits via MOS transistors, and be able to calculate their basic metrics of performance (gain and bandwidth).
- Be familiar with the basic procedure of computer simulation of an electronic circuit, which occupies a central part of the design procedure before the final implementation.