6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits

Fall 2003

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

Course Highlights

This course site consists of a complete set of lecture notes and assignments, along with other materials used by students in the course.

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

File decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is required to open the .zip files found on this course site. Please refer to the course materials for any specific instructions or recommendations.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Clifton Fonstad Jr.
Prof. Akintunde Akinwande
Prof. Michael Perrott

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session