Introduction to VLSI Silicon Devices

Introduction to VLSI Silicon Devices

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There was a long felt need for this book in industrial and academic institutions. It provides new engineers, as well as practicing engineers and advanced laboratory personnel in the field of semiconductors a clear and thorough discussion of state-of-the-art silicon devices, without resorting to the complexity of higher mathematics and physics. This difficult task was made possible by detailing the explanation of equations that describe the device operation and characteristics without endeavoring their full derivation. This is reinforced by several problems which reflect practical cases observed in the laboratory. The problems are given after introducing a major equation or concept. They are arranged in the order of the text rather than in the order of difficulty. The answers to most of the problems are given in order to enable the student to qself-checkq the method used for the solutions. The illustrations may prove to be of great help to qnewcomersq when dealing with the characterization of real devices and relating the measured data to device physics and process parameters. The new engineer will find the book equivalent to qon the job trainingq and acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles underlying silicon devices. For the engineer with theoretical background, it offers a means for direct application of solid state theory to device analysis and synthesis. The book originated from a set of notes developed for an in-house one-year course in Device Physics, Technology and Characterization at IBM.6.7.1 Advantages and Limitations of CMOS The advantages and drawbacks of the CMOS technology are best demonstrated on a simple inverter which constitutes the basic building block of CMOS circuits. The CMOS Inverter A typicalanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to VLSI Silicon Devices
Author:Badih El-Kareh, R.J. Bombard
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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