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module properties module number 200520 - common information
module number200520
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group2143 (Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems)
module leaderProf. Dr. Martin Ziegler
languageEnglisch
term Sommersemester
previous knowledge and experience

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

learning outcomeAfter the lectures and exercises, the students have acquired an overview on current semiconductor devices: the physical background, typical applications and physical limits
of different device technologies.
Capabilities: The students have a profound understanding of the main semiconductor devices and
valuation of their advantages and disadvantages.  They know current difficulties and developments in device-technologies and have knowledge of recent research approaches.
Competences: Students
understand the physical background of different semiconductor devices, their scaling
limits and functional principles.
content1-Field-Effect Tranisitors and beyond: repetition of Semiconductor devices 1 (MOS capacitor, the classical MOSFET), moderen types of Field-Effect Tranisitors
2-Device Scaling: Moore's law, Scaling MOSFET, Short channel effects

3-Limits of Binary Computation: Binary states variables, physical limits of computation
4-Random Access Memories: DRAM, Flash memories (EPROM, EEPROM), FeRAM ,FeFET, MTJ, MRAM
5-Resistive Random Access Memories: the memory gap problem, PCM, FTJ, ECM and VCM, TCM

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

PowerPoint resentations + blackbboard

literature / references
  1. Simon M. Sze: Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Wiley & Sons 2006
  2. Michael S. Shur: Physics of Semiconductor Devices. Prentice Hall 1991
  3. Simon M. Sze: Modern Semiconductor Device Physics. Wiley & Sons 1997
  4. R. Waser (ed.), Nanoelectronics and Information Technology, Wiley VCH 2005
evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameSemiconductor Devices 2
examination number2100857
credit points5
SWS4 (2 V, 2 Ü, 0 P)
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
obligationobligatory module
examwritten examination performance, 90 minutes
details of the certificate
alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinations
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2016, Master Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2021, Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen 2021 (ET)
module nameSemiconductor Devices 2
examination number2100857
credit points5
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
obligationelective module
examwritten examination performance, 90 minutes
details of the certificate
alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinations
maximum number of participants