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Halbleiterbauelemente 2 - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties Halbleiterbauelemente 2 in major Diplom Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik 2017
module number1394
examination number2100572
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group 2143 (Micro- and nanoelectronic Systems Group)
module leaderProf. Dr. Martin Ziegler
term summer term only
credit points5
on-campus program (h)56
self-study (h)94
Obligationelective module
examwritten examination performance, 90 minutes
details of the certificate
Signup details for alternative examinations
maximum number of participants
previous knowledge and experience

Fundamentals of electronics, Fundamentals of electrical engineering, Semiconductor devices 1

learning outcome


  • Students acquire an overview on current RAM technologies: the physical background, typical applications and physical limits of different RAM and mass storage devices.


  • Profound understanding of various RAM technologies and valuation of their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Knowledge of current difficulties and developments in RAM-technologies and knowledge of recent research approaches


  • Students understand the physical background of different RAM devices, their scaling limits and functional principles.



1-MOSFET Ideal and real CV curve of the MOS capacitor, Stationary behavior of the MOSFET, Small signal behavior, Short channel effects

2-Limits of Binary Computation Binary states variables, physical limits of computation, Moore's law

3-Random Access Memories DRAM, Flash memories (EPROM, EEPROM), FeRAM ,FeFET, MTJ, MRAM

4-Resistive Random Access Memories The memory gap problem, PCM, FTJ, ECM and VCM, TCM

media of instruction

PowerPoint resentations + blackbboard

literature / references

Simon M. Sze: Physics of Semiconductor Devices. Wiley & Sons 2006 Michael

S. Shur: Physics of Semiconductor Devices. Prentice Hall 1991

Simon M. Sze: Modern Semiconductor Device Physics. Wiley & Sons 1997

evaluation of teaching


WS 2008/09 (Fach)

WS 2010/11 (Fach)

WS 2013/14 (Fach)

Freiwillige Evaluation:


WS 2013/2014