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High-Speed Heterostructure Devices
From Device Concepts to Circuit Modeling


David Pulfrey, Nick Moll, Siraj Akthar
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  • Date Published: February 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521024235

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  • Fuelled by rapid growth in communications technology, silicon heterostructures and related high-speed semiconductors are spearheading the drive toward smaller, faster and lower power devices. High-Speed Heterostructure Devices is a textbook on modern high-speed semiconductor devices intended for both graduate students and practising engineers. This book is concerned with the underlying physics of heterostructures as well as some of the most recent techniques for modeling and simulating these devices. Emphasis is placed on heterostructure devices of the immediate future such as the MODFET, HBT and RTD. The principles of operation of other devices such as the Bloch Oscillator, RITD, Gunn diode, quantum cascade laser and SOI and LD MOSFETs are also introduced. Initially developed for a graduate course taught at Ohio State University, the book comes with a complete set of homework problems and a web link to MATLAB programs supporting the lecture material.

    • First graduate textbook on silicon heterostructures
    • Includes techniques for modeling and simulating the latest devices including MODFETs, HBTs and RTDs
    • Web link to MATLAB models and simulations
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    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521024235
    • length: 728 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.115kg
    • contains: 220 b/w illus. 40 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Heterostructure materials
    2. Semiclassical theory of heterostructures
    3. Quantum theory of heterostructures
    4. Quantum heterostructure devices
    5. Scattering processes in heterostructures
    6. Scattering-assisted tunneling
    7. Frequency response of quantum devices from DC to infrared
    8. Charge control of the two-dimensional electron gas
    9. High electric field transport
    10. I-V model of the MODFET
    11. Small-and large-signal AC models for the long-channel MODFET
    12. Small-and large-signal AC models for the short-channel MODFET
    13. DC and microwave electrothermal modeling of FETs
    14. Analytical DC analysis of short-gate MODFETs
    15. Small signal AC analysis of the short-gate velocity-saturated MODFET
    16. Gate resistance and the Schottky-barrier interface
    17. MODFET high-frequency performance
    18. Modeling high-performance HBTs
    19. Practical high-frequency HBTs

  • Authors

    Patrick Roblin, Ohio State University

    Hans Rohdin, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, California


    David Pulfrey, Nick Moll, Siraj Akthar

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