Introduction to Semiconductor Devices

Introduction to Semiconductor Devices : For Computing and Telecommunications Applications

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From semiconductor fundamentals to semiconductor devices used in the telecommunications and computing industries, this 2005 book provides a solid grounding in the most important devices used in the hottest areas of electronic engineering. The book includes coverage of future approaches to computing hardware and RF power amplifiers, and explains how emerging trends and system demands of computing and telecommunications systems influence the choice, design and operation of semiconductors. Next, the field effect devices are described, including MODFETs and MOSFETs. Short channel effects and the challenges faced by continuing miniaturisation are then addressed. The rest of the book discusses the structure, behaviour, and operating requirements of semiconductor devices used in lightwave and wireless telecommunications systems. This is both an excellent senior/graduate text, and a valuable reference for engineers and researchers in the field.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 175.3 x 248.9 x 22.9mm | 839.16g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 157 b/w illus. 95 exercises
  • 0521831504
  • 9780521831505

Table of contents

Preface; List of physical constants; List of materials parameters for important semiconductors, Si, and GaAs; 1. Semiconductor fundamentals; 2. Carrier action; 3. Junctions; 4. Bipolar junction transistors; 5. JFETs and MESFETs; 6. Metal-insulator-semiconductor structures and MOSFETs; 7. Short channel effects and challenges to CMOS; 8. Beyond CMOS; 9. Telecommunications systems - an overview; 10. Optoelectronic devices - emitters, light amplifiers and detectors; 11. Transistors for high frequency, high power amplifiers for wireless systems; References; Index.

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About Kevin F. Brennan

Prof. Kevin Brennan was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He was named School of ECE Distinguished Professor in 2002, and awarded a special commendation from the Vice Provost for Research in recognition of his contributions to graduate level education in 2002. He is currently serving as an IEEE Electron Device Society Distinguished Lecturer.

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