Electronic Circuits – Part1: Semiconductors

A Complete Guide to Learn Semiconductor Materials, used in Electronics

This course covers all the fundamentals of physical characteristics of semiconductor materials with a focus on PN junction diode. Semiconductors are the building blocks of every complex integrated circuit and understanding properties of these materials is essential before an engineer can start a circuit design. This course is based on animation, to strengthen viewers understanding of the physical concepts. Problem solving using MATLAB is also described throughout the course. At the end of this course you will be able to understand different types of semiconductors, such as intrinsic and extrinsic (P-Type and N-Type), electrical conduction mechanism (drift and diffusion), and also current-voltage characteristic of semiconductor materials.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the physics, characteristics and operation of semiconductor materials..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 4min.
  • Solids Structure –> 8 lectures • 26min.
  • Atom Structure –> 3 lectures • 8min.
  • Bonding in Solids –> 3 lectures • 9min.
  • Semiconductors –> 5 lectures • 24min.
  • Conduction in Semiconductors –> 7 lectures • 25min.
  • PN Junction –> 5 lectures • 29min.
  • Conclusion –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Electronic Circuits - Part1: Semiconductors

Requirements

  • You should be familiar with basic calculus and algebra..
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level..
  • MATLAB software is described during the course. Having a 30-day trial version of MATLAB is recommended..

This course covers all the fundamentals of physical characteristics of semiconductor materials with a focus on PN junction diode. Semiconductors are the building blocks of every complex integrated circuit and understanding properties of these materials is essential before an engineer can start a circuit design. This course is based on animation, to strengthen viewers understanding of the physical concepts. Problem solving using MATLAB is also described throughout the course. At the end of this course you will be able to understand different types of semiconductors, such as intrinsic and extrinsic (P-Type and N-Type), electrical conduction mechanism (drift and diffusion), and also current-voltage characteristic of semiconductor materials.

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