Special Topic Courses

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Permanent Course Descriptions and Outlines

Microwave Design Laboratory

This laboratory course will teach microwave measurement/design
fundamentals for both passive and active components. Students will use
both CAD tools and network analyzers.

Electromagnetic Radiation and Antennas

The fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation and antennas.

Radio Wave Propagation in the Earth and Space Environment

How the Earth's atmosphere, space plasma environment, and solar space weather, vary to affect communication, navigation, space science, and remote sensing, across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Introduction to Computational Electromagnetics

The practical application of the finite-difference time-domain and
finite element techniques to electromagnetic problems. Computer
projects are required.

Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems

To introduce satellite communications and navigation system design
including microwave transmission, satellite transponders, earth station
hardware and satellite networks. A design project is required.

Analog Integrated Circuit Design

Design of analog circuits using CMOS and bipolar technology.

Analog Integrated System Design

Design of analog systems using CMOS and bipolar technology. A higher level
of design for analog and digital systems is presented.

Wireless IC Design

Wireless system specifications are translated to architectures and building
blocks compatible with silicon technology. The course focuses on the
analysis and design of these blocks.

Interface IC Design for MEMS and Sensors

Design of low-noise interface circuits for sensors and micromechanical devices (MEMS). Design of integrated microsystems.

Digital MOS Integrated Circuits

Detailed analysis of the operaration and design of high performance MOS
digital integrated circuits. Emphasis is on current design techniques
with examples from the literature.

Neuromorphic Analog VLSI Circuits

Large-scale analog computation for sensory and motor processing. Analog
building blocks are presented, leading to VLSI systems inspired by
neurobiological architectures and computational paradigms.

Silicon-Based Heterostructure Devices and Circuits

Theory and design of novel silicon-germanium microelectronic devices and circuits. Materials, device physics, fabrication, measurement, circuit design, and system applications.

Power IC Design

Analysis and design of switched-inductor dc-dc supplies with CMOS and BiCMOS integrated circuits (ICs).

Introduction to Microelectronics Technology

Presents the fundamentals of microelectronics material, device, and circuit

Introduction to the Theory of Microelectronics

Basis of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and the behavior of
solids to serve as an introduction to the modern study of semiconductors
and semiconductor devices.

Theory of Electronic Devices

Presents the fundamentals of electronic device operation

Semiconductor Process Control

This course is designed to explore methods of applying statistical process
control and statistical quality control to semiconductor manufacturing
processes. Students will be required to complete a design project.

Solar Cells

To provide a practical understanding of semiconductor materials and
technology as it relates to design and development of efficient solar
cells and photovoltaic systems.

Gigascale Integration

Hierarchy of physical principles that enable understanding and
estimation of future opportunities to achieve multibillion transistor
silicon chips using sub-0.25 micron technology.

Microelectromechanical Devices

Fundamental concepts for design of microelectromechanical devices (MEMS), including mechanical and thermal behavior of materials and structures, transduction principles, transducer design, and modeling.
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