Physique des dispositifs électroniques et des lignes de transmission

lelec1755  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Physique des dispositifs électroniques et des lignes de transmission
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Flandre Denis (coordinator); Oestges Claude;
The first part of the course outlines the tools required to solve electromagnetcs and transmission line problems and enables students to put these tools into practice. Much attention is paid to the process of modeling practical problems and their equationing. 
The second part dedicated to electronic devices uses a similar approach. The equations are adapted and simplified in the case of semiconductors. On this basis, the physics of usual semiconductor devices is equated and the results compared to their real characteristics. The validity conditions of simple models, their limits and second-order corrections are widely discussed.
Teaching methods
The course is organized around theoretical courses and exercise sessions.
Evaluation methods
The "transmission lines" part and the "electronic devices" part each count for half of the final mark.
For the "transmission lines" part,
  • a test is normally (cfr. moodle) organised in November (exercises, with a form),
  • the final mark for this part is the maximum between the mark obtained in the test and the mark obtained in January/August,
  • this mark is not carried over to the next academic year.
For the "electronic devices" part, the assessment consists of the written examination held in session.
Online resources
Livre de référence pour la partie "lignes de transmission" : Engineering Electromagnetics, Hayt et Buck, McGraw Hill, 7e édition, ainsi que des extraits disponibles sur moodle.
Notes sur Moodle pour la partie "dispositifs électroniques". Quelques livres de référence sont disponibles à la BST :
« Physique des dispositifs semi-conducteurs », De Boeck Université, J.-P. Colinge et F. Van de Wiele
« Operation and modeling of the MOS transistor», Y. P. Tsividis, McGraw-Hill Book Company.
"Physics of semiconductor devices", S. M. Sze, Wiley.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physical Engineering

Minor in Engineering Sciences: Electricity (only available for reenrolment)

Specialization track in Electricity

Minor in Electricity