Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering

Bipolar Devices

ELE 533
Bipolar Devices
Fall 2005


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Old Exams
Homework solutions
MATLAB Tutorial

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June 1, 2005.
Catalog Description
Device physics and computer modeling of bipolar junction devices, p-n junctions, metal semiconductor contacts, heterojunctions, bipolar junction transistors, BJT modeling, small signal equivalent circuits. (Lec. 3) Pre: 331 or permission of instructor.
After completion of this course you will be able to;
  1. Explain the operation of pn junction diodes, bipolar transistors, and metal-semiconductor junctions.
  2. Calculate diode and transistor model parameters based on physical properties.
  3. Design diodes and bipolar transistors to meet specifications.
  4. Derive basic device relationships based on physical principals.
  5. Design bipolar current sources, amplifiers, and bandgap voltage references.


  • Assignment 8
  • Assignment 9
  • Assignment 10
  • Dec 1, 2005 lecture.

    Follow these links for more info,

  • Bandgap Physics
  • Semiconductor properties
  • Physical Constants
  • Minority carrier lifetime in Silicon
  • Carrier mobility in Silicon
  • 2002
  • 98
  • 97
  • Hole current in Si