Principle of Semiconductor Devices Part I: Semiconductors, PN Junctions and Bipolar Junction Transistors

2 months
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
How to describe the motion of carriers in a semiconductor material
Ways to illustrate the operational principles of some common electronic devices including PN Junction Diode,Schottky Diode, Photo Diodes,Solar Cells,LED andBipolar Junction Transistor
How to identify the most important parameters to adjust for meeting certain design specifications
How to construct the circuit models of some common electronic devices
Communication in the language of semiconductor
About the course

As a topic of study, semiconductor devices offer aunique challenge due to the complex mathematics involved. In this course, we takea more intuitive approach to explore the underlying concepts.Eschewing mathematics, we use engaging animations to help you visualize the working principles of many common semiconductor devices.

Whether you are completely new to the subject or an experienced engineer, thiscourse will give you a differentperspective and a new way to look at the behaviors of semiconductor devices.

Reducing the reliance of equations does not mean the depth of the material is sacrificed. In fact, the course provides evenmore in-depth explanations of key concepts.We shift the focus from quantitatively evaluating the behavior of semiconductor devices to intuitively visualizing the semiconductor device actions.

In addition, the courseoffers a widearray of content - from basic PN junctions to modern nano-electronic circuit and systems. Besides covering the existing technologies, the course also explores the development of the industry into the future.

Principle of Semiconductor Devices Part I: Semiconductors, PN Junctions and Bipolar Junction Transistors
An intuitive approach to operational principles of semiconductor devices.The course covers PN junction diodes, optical sensors, solar cells, LEDs, and Bipolar Junction Transistors.
Mansun Chan
Mansun Chan
Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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