Microelectronics Device Characterization

The M.I.T. Microelectronics Device Characterization lab (or Parameter Analyzer) is a remote laboratory. It enables users to measure the current-voltage characteristics of various microelectronics devices at any time, from any physical location, using a Java-enabled web browser.

Some of the devices available for I-V characterization include pn diodes, nmos/pmos field effect transistors, and npn/pnp bipolar junction transistors. The user is able to change the operating conditions of the experiment such as bias voltages and currents, compliance values, voltage and current sweep ranges, etc using a simple graphical interface. The results of the experiments are immediately displayed as graphs in the Parameter Analyzer applet console, and can be downloaded as a comma separated file for post processing using matlab or any spread sheet application.