Microelectronics

"Summer microelectronics" course @ initlab.org

Purpose
: collect money for hardware place, where everyone can go and make what has on his mind. There should be place for CNC, RepRap, Robko01, Solder Station, Components, Oscilloscope, Spectrum analyzer and more.

DIY IC Fab: http://hackaday.com/2010/03/10/jeri-makes-integrated-circuits/, http://vimeo.com/2423528, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeriellsworth/sets/72157607161498665/, http://colossus.cs.rpi.edu/~azonenberg/index.php?page=research, http://code.google.com/p/homecmos/, http://nanohub.org/resources/1592/about

Making Microchips at Home - Cooking with Jeri Part1
Making Microchips at Home - Cooking with Jeri Part2

Google group: electronics_bg

Course dates
: 14.08, 16.08, 21.08, 23.08, 28.08, 30.08, 4.09, 6.09, 11.09, 13.09, 18.09, 20.09 - start: 19.30
Software: KiCAD, QUCS, LTspiceIV, Electric, Logisim, MythSim, Blender
Links: http://htwins.net/scale2/, http://cmosedu.com/, http://uvicrec.blogspot.com, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5paWn7bFg4

Useful links used during the presentations:

Presentation themes:
  1. Introduction and scales.
  2. Semiconductor physics - doping, n- and p-type conductivity, carrier concentration, drift and diffusion current. [link]
  3. Technologies and processes used in IC design, PN barrier, Diode, Model definition and simple equations.
  4. Transistors - bipolar and mosfet, models definitions and parameters.
  5. Effective use of simulators, design considerations - ideal and non ideal components.     Time and frequency domain simulations. Small and large signal simulations.
  6. Prologue to electronic design. Digital electronics introduction. Arduino basics and useful links.
  7. Digital electronics - clocked CMOS circuits, RAM, ROM, digital converters.
  8. Analog electronics - Bipolar digital circuits. Ideal and non ideal operational amplifier.
  9. PCB design, standard components, libraries, 3D view, export for manufacturing.
  10. IC design, inverter design using electric and standart 300nm CMOS technology. Export netlist for simulation with LTspiceIV.
  11. Operaional amplifier design, using discreet transistors and components in LTspiceIV.
  12. PCB design of the amplifier for manufacturing (eventually make the pcb in the lab using marker and etcher).

Course finished with: 1 burned out servo motor, 1 software PWM, 1 GPS communication fixed and 1 DC/DC converter from 12 to 6 V.