Teaching
Spring 2002

Semiconductor Devices and Analog Electronics
ENEE 312H Syllabus

The basic physical operation of PN-junction diodes, MOSFET's and Bipolar transistors. Basic transistor circuit configurations (CE, CC CB, CS, CD, CG). DC bias; small signal analysis. Simple multitransistor circuits: diff-amp; current mirror. Frequency response.

Course text: Adel S. Sedra & Kenneth C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 4th ed.

Fall 2002

Semiconductor Devices and Analog Electronics
ENEE 312 Sections 01xx Syllabus

The basic physical operation of PN-junction diodes, MOSFET's and Bipolar transistors. Basic transistor circuit configurations (CE, CC CB, CS, CD, CG). DC bias; small signal analysis. Simple multitransistor circuits: diff-amp; current mirror. Frequency response.

Course texts: Fonstad, Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, and Sedra&Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 4th ed.

Spring 2003

Advanced Topics in Microelectronics: Sensory Information Processing
ENEE 719P Syllabus

Tools and techniques for studying information processing in natural sensory organs and in engineered sensory microsystems operating under physical constraints such as power limitations or performance requirements. Topics covered include: information theory; integrated microelectronic transducers, devices, and circuits; biological transducers, devices and circuits; noise theory in biological and electronic systems; modeling techniques for biological and electronic devices and systems; performance measures; energy cost of information processing; signal representations; and specific sensory applications such as vision and audition. Each student will complete a design project addressing an information processing problem in a specific sensory domain. Projects involving the design of integrated electronic circuitry can be submitted to MOSIS for fabrication. This course encourages multidisciplinary participation and will be offered to graduate students in both the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Graduate Program.


 
 
Pamela Abshire ECE/ISR, UMD pabshire@isr.umd.edu
Revised: February 5, 2003.