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Test Paper-1 Electronic Devices

Source Book: GATE Multiple Choice Questions ECE Author: RK Kanodia ISBN: 9788192276205 Publisher : Nodia and Company Visit us at: www.nodia.co.in Edition: 6th

Q. No. 1 - 10 Carry One Mark Each


MCQ 1.1

The concentration of minority carriers in an extrinsic semiconductor under equilibrium is (A) Directly proportional to the doping concentration (B) Inversely proportional to the doping concentration (C) Directly proportional to the intrinsic concentration (D) Inversely proportional to the intrinsic concentration

SOL 1.1

Hence (B) is correct option. For n -type p is minority carrier concentration np = n i2 np = constant Since ni is constant p\ 1, n Thus p is inversely proportional to n. A diode has forward voltage drop 0.7 V at current 1 mA and = 1. It is operated at 0.5 V. What is the value of current (A) 3.35 A (B) 0.335 A (C) 0.335 mA (D) 3.35 mA
T

MCQ 1.2

SOL 1.2

Hence (A) is correct option. I = Is eV/V = Is e0.7/0.25 = 5 # 103 Is = 5 # 103 # e0.7/0.025 = 3.46 # 1015 A

MCQ 1.3

In a bipolar transistor, IC = Is expVBE and IC = IB . What is the value of r of VT small signal model VT (B) (A) IC IC VT (C) VT IC (D) VT IC

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Hence (B) is correct option. We have collector current IC = Is exp c VBE m, IC = IB VT Trans-conductance gm = 2IC 2VBE = 1 exp bVBE l = IC VT VT VT VT r = 2VBE = 2VBE = = 1 2I gm IC 2IB C Consider the following statements S1 and S2 . S1 : The threshold voltage (VT ) of a MOS capacitor decreases with increase in gate oxide thickness. S2 : The threshold voltage (VT ) of a MOS capacitor decreases with increase in substrate doping concentration. Which Marks of the following is correct ? (A) S1 is FALSE and S2 is TRUE (B) Both S1 and S2 are TRUE (C) Both S1 and S2 are FALSE (D) S1 is TRUE and S2 is FALSE

MCQ 1.4

SOL 1.4

Hence (C) is correct option. Increase in gate oxide thickness makes difficult to induce charges in channel. Thus VT increases if we increase gate oxide thickness. Hence S 1 is false. Increase in substrate doping concentration require more gate voltage because initially induce charges will get combine in substrate. Thus VT increase if we increase substrate doping concentration. Hence S 2 is false. The typical number of diffusions used in making epitaxial-diffused silicon integrated circuit is (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4

MCQ 1.5

SOL 1.5 MCQ 1.6

Hence (C) is correct option. In n -well CMOS fabrication substrate is (A) lightly doped n -type (B) lightly doped p -type (C) heavily doped n -type (D) heavily doped p -type

SOL 1.6 MCQ 1.7

Hence (B) is correct option. The sheet resistance of a semiconductor is

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(A) an important characteristic of a diffused region especially when used to form diffused resistors (B) an undesirable parasitic element (C) a characteristic whose value determines the required area for a given value of integrated capacitance (D) a parameter whose value is important in a thin-film resistance
SOL 1.7 MCQ 1.8

Hence (A) is correct option. A MOS capacitor has oxide thickness tox of 50 nm. The capacitance is (B) 69 nF/cm2 (A) 101 nF/cm2 (C) 84 nF/cm2 (D) None of the above

SOL 1.8

MCQ 1.9

Hence (B) is correct option. 1014 = 69 nF/cm2 ' C ox = ox = 3.9 # 8.85 # 7 tox 50 # 10 In bipolar transistor biased in the forward-active region the base current is IB = 50 A and the collector currents is IC = 2.7 mA. The is (A) 0.949 (B) 54 (C) 0.982 (D) 0.018

SOL 1.9

Hence (C) is correct option. F F = IC , F = IB 1 + F 2. 7m = = 0.982 F = IC 2.7m + 50 IC + IB A silicon pn junction at T = 300 K has Nd = 1014 cm3 and Na = 1017 cm3 . The built-in voltage is (A) 0.63 V (B) 0.93 V (C) 0.026 V (D) 0.038 V 1017 # 1014 = 0.63 V d Vbi = Vt ln c Na N 2 m 0.0259 ln ni (1.5 # 1010) 2

MCQ 1.10

SOL 1.10

Hence (A) is correct option.

Q. No. 11- 21 Carry Two Marks Each


MCQ 1.11

For a particular semiconductor material following parameters are observed: n = 1000 cm2 /V-s, p = 600 cm2 /V-s, Nc = Nv = 1019 cm3 These parameters are independent of temperature. The measured conductivity

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of the intrinsic material is = 106 ( - cm) 1 at T = 300 K. The conductivity at T = 500 K is (A) 2 # 104 ( - cm) 1 (B) 4 # 105 ( - cm) 1 (C) 2 # 105 ( - cm) 1 (D) 6 # 103 ( - cm) 1
SOL 1.11

Hence (D) is correct option. 1 = eni (n + p) 106 = (1.6 # 1019) (1000 + 600) ni At T = 300 K, ni = 3.91 # 109 cm3
v n i2 = Nc Nv ec kT m & Eg = kT ln c Nc N n i2 m 1019 & Eg = 2 (0.0259) ln c = 1.122 eV 3.91 # 109 m Eg

At T = 500 K, kT = 0.0259 b 500 l = 0.0432 eV, 300 n i2 = (1019) eb 0.0432 l cm3 .


1.122

&

ni = 2.29 # 1013 cm3 = (1.6 # 1019) (2.29 # 1013) (1000 + 600) = 5.86 # 103 ( cm) 1

MCQ 1.12

Listed below in Table A diode current I , the corresponding diode voltage V , and diode voltage at a current I/10. Table B contains and Is , match them Table : 1 I, (P) (Q) (R) (S) 10. mA 1 mA 10 A 10 A V1 , V 700 mV 600 mV (1) 700 mV 600 mV (2) 800 mV 700 mV (3) 700 mV 600 mV (4) Table : 2 1.737 1.737 1.737 2.08 Is 109 1010 107 1.47 # 109

(A) P-1, Q-2, R-3, S-4 (C) P-4, Q-1, R-2, S-3
SOL 1.12

(B) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-3 (D) P-4, Q-2, R-1, S-3

Hence (A) is correct option. I1 = Is eV /V and I2 = Is eV /V = I1 10 V I2 = eV 1 V2 V1 = 1 V2 V1 V & = I1 VT > ln I2 H 0.025 : ln 0.1 D I1


1 T 2 T 2 1 T

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Is = IeV /V So we can match the corresponding values. P " 1, Q " 2, R " 3, S " 4
1 T

MCQ 1.13

Two ideal pn junction have exactly the same electrical and physical parameters except for the band gap of the semiconductor materials. The first has a band-gap energy of 0.525 eV and a forward-bias current of 10 mA with Va = 0.255 V . The second pn junction diode is to be designed such that the diode current I = 10 a at a forward-bias voltage of Va = 0.32 V . The band-gap energy of second diode would be (A) 0.77 eV (B) 0.67 eV (C) 0.57 eV (D) 0.47 eV I \ n i2 ecV m \ ec V m ecV m
Va
t

SOL 1.13

Hence (A) is correct option.


Eg
t

Va
t

&

I \ ec

Va Eg Vt m Va Eg1 Vt m a2 E g2 m V
t

I1 = e c V I2 ec 10 # 10 = e 10 # 106
3

= eV (Va1 Va2 Eg1 + Eg2)


t

(0.255 0.32 0.525 + Eg2) (0.0259) Eg2 0.59

103 = ec 0.259 m Eg 2 = 0.59 + 0.0.259 ln 103 = 0.769 EV


MCQ 1.14

A uniformly doped silicon epitaxial npn bipolar transistor is fabricated with a base doping of NB = 3 # 1016 cm3 and a heavily doped collector region with NC = 5 # 1017 cm3 . The neutral base width is xB = 0.7 m when VBE = VBC = 0 . The VBC at punch-through is (A) 26.3 V (B) 18.3 V (C) 12.2 V (D) 6.3 V

SOL 1.14

Hence (B) is correct option. C Vbi = Vt ln c NB N n i2 m 16 17 # 10 = 0.824 V = 0.02591n e 3 # 10 # 5 10 o 2 (1.5 # 10 ) At punch-through xB = 0.7 # 104 = x p (VBC = Vpt) x p (VBC = 0) = >)
2 2 (Vbi + Vpt) NC 1 3 e NB (NC + NB) 1

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2 1 ' 2Vbi NC e NB (NC + NB) 1 H

=)

2 (11.7 # 8.85 # 10 -14) (Vi + Vpt) 1.6 # 10 -19


2 5 # 1017 1 c 3 1016 m (5 1017 + 3 1016) 3 # # # 1

'

2 (11.7 # 8.85) (0.824) 1.6 # 10 -19


1

2 5 # 1017 1 c 3 1016 m (5 1017 + 3 1016) 3 # # #

&

0.7 # 104 = 2.02 # 105 (Vbi + Vpt) 1.83 # 105 Vbi + Vpt = 19.11 & Vpt = 19.11 0.824 = 18.3 V

MCQ 1.15

For the circuit shown in fig., IC = IC and VBE VBE = 20 mV


1 2 1 2

What is the ratio of transistors cross-sectional area ? (A) 2.16 (B) 20 26 (C) 1 13
SOL 1.15

(D) 4 14

Hence (A) is correct option. VT = 26 mV, IC = IC , VBE VBE = 20 mV


1 2 1 2

IC =

AE qDn n i2 V (e NE WB

BE

/VT

1)
BE

IC . If AE qDn n i2 V (e NE WB
1 BE 1 1

AE qDn n i2 V (e NE WB
2

/VT

IC = IC ,
/VT

)=

AE qDn n i2 V (e NE WB
2

BE 2

/VT

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AE = e(V AE
2 1

BE 1

VBE 2) VT

= e20/26 . 2.16

MCQ 1.16

In an n+ polysilicon-silicon dioxide n -type silicon MOS capacitor impurity c when equivalent trapped concentration is 1015 cm3 . The oxide thickness is 500 A ' oxide charge is Q ss = 1010 C/cm2 .The flat-band voltage is (A) 0.29 V (B) 0.29 V (C) 1.2 V (D) 1.2 V Hence (B) is correct option. Q' VFB = ms ss ' C ox 14 ' C ox = ox = 3.9 # 8.85 #10 = 6.9 # 108 F/cm2 tox 500 # 10 8 For n+ polysilicon gate to n -type silicon E ms =b g fn l, 2e fn = Vt ln b Nd l ni = 0.0259ln c 1015 = 0.288 V 1.5 # 1010 m

SOL 1.16

ms =b 1.11 0.288 l = 0.267 V 2 VFB = 0.267


MCQ 1.17

(1.6 # 1019) (1010) = 0.29 V 6.9 # 108

For an n -channel MOSFET and its transfer curve shown in the fig. the threshold voltage is

(A) 1 V and the device is in active region (B) 1 V and the device is in saturation region (C) 1 V and the device is in saturation region (D) 1 V and the device is in active region

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Hence (C) is correct option. From the graph it can be easily seen that Vth = 1 V Now VGS = 3 1 = 2 V and VDS = 5 1 = 4 V Since VDS > VGS " VDS > VGS Vth Thus MOSFET is in saturation region. For a particular NMOS device the parameters are VTN = 1 V , L = 2.4 m , c . When device is biased in the saturation region n = 600 cm2 /V -s and tox = 400 A at VGS = 5 V , the drain current is ID = 1.2 mA . The channel width of device is (A) 7.21 m (B) 10.46 m (C) 5.23 m (D) 20.92 m Hence (A) is correct option 14 ' C ox = ox = 3.9 # 8.85 #10 = 8.63 # 108 F/cm2 8 tox 400 # 10 ' 8 C Kn = n ox bW l = 600 # 8.63 # 10 b W l 2 2 2. 5 L & Kn = 1.04 # 105 W , ID = Kn [VGS VTN ] 2 1.2 # 103 = 1.04 # 105 W (5 1) 2 & W = 7.21 m

MCQ 1.18

SOL 1.18

&
MCQ 1.19

A uniformly doped npn bipolar transistor has following parameters: NE = 1018 cm3 , NB = 5 # 1016 cm3 NC = 2 # 1019 cm3 DE = 8 cm2 /s , DB = 15 cm2 /s , DC = 14 cm2 /s xE = 0.8 m , xB = 0.7 m The emitter injection efficiency is (A) 0.999 (B) 0.977 (C) 0.982 (D) 0.934

SOL 1.19

Hence (B) is correct option. 1 = N 1 + B . DE . xB NE DB xE 1 = 0.977 16 5 10 8 0.7 # 1+ 1018 15 0.8 An n n isotope doping profile is shown in below. The built-in potential barrier is (ni = 1.5 # 1010 cm3) =

MCQ 1.20

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(A) 0.66 V (C) 0.03 V


SOL 1.20

(B) 0.06 V (D) 0.33 V

Hence (B) is correct option. For Nd = 1016 cm3


16 EF EFi = Vt ln Nd = 0.0259 ln 10 10 = 0.347 eV ni 1.5 # 10

For

Nd = 1015 cm3 EF EFi = 0.0259ln 1015 = 0.287 eV 1.5 # 1010 Vbi = 0.347 0.287 = 0.06 V

MCQ 1.21

In a sample of silicon at T = 300 K, the electron concentration varies linearly with distance, as shown in fig. The diffusion current density is found to be Jn = 0.19 A/ cm2 . If the electron diffusion coefficient is Dn = 25 cm2 /s, The electron concentration at is

(A) 4.86 # 108 cm3 (C) 9.8 # 1026 cm3


SOL 1.21

(B) 2.5 # 1013 cm3 (D) 5.4 # 1015 cm3

Hence (B) is correct option Jn = eDn dn dx 5 1014 n (0) 0.19 = (1.6 # 1019) (25) c # m, 0.010 n (0) = 2.5 # 1013 cm3

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Statement for Linked Question 22-23:


A silicon Hall device at T = 300 K has the geometry d = 103 cm, W = 102 cm, L = 101 cm. the following parameters are measured: Ix = 0.75 mA. Vx = 15 V, VH =+ 5.8 mV, tesla
MCQ 1.22

The majority carrier concentration is (A) 8 # 1015 cm3 , n -type (C) 4 # 1015 cm3 , n -type

(B) 8 # 1015 cm3 , p -type (D) 4 # 1015 cm3 , p -type

SOL 1.22

Hence (B) is correct option. VH is positive p -type VH = Ix Bx & p = Ix Bz epd eVH d p = (0.75 # 103) (101) (1.6 # 1019) (5 # 105) = 8.08 # 1021 m3 = 8.08 # 1015 cm3 (B) 215 cm2 /V-s (D) 195 cm2 /V-s

MCQ 1.23

The majority carrier mobility is (A) 430 cm2 /V-s (C) 390 cm2 /V-s

SOL 1.23

Hence (C) is correct option p = Ix L epVx Wd (0.75 # 103) (101) (1.6 # 1019) (5.8 # 103) (105) p = 3.9 # 102 m2 /V-s = 390 cm2 /V-s =

Common Data for Q. 24-25:


In n -type silicon MOS structure a metal-semiconductor work function difference of ms = 0.35 V is required.
MCQ 1.24

If gate is n+ polysilicon the required silicon doping required is (A) 4 # 1011 cm3 (B) 4 # 1013 cm3 (C) 4 # 1016 cm3 (D) Cannot use n+ polysilicon gate

SOL 1.24

Hence (B) is correct option. For n+ polysilicon gate E ms =b g fn l 2e

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0.35 =b 1.11 fn l & fn = 0.205 2 fn = Vt ln b Nd l ni & Nd = 1.5 # 1010 eb 0.0259 l = 4 # 1013 cm3
0.205

MCQ 1.25

If gate is p+ polysilicon, then the required silicon doping is (A) 8 # 1011 cm3 (B) 8 # 1013 cm3 (C) 8 # 1015 cm3 (D) Cannot use n+ polysilicon gate

SOL 1.25

Hence (D) is correct option. For p+ polysilicion gate E ms = b g + fs l 2e & 0.35 = b 1.11 + fn l & fn = 0.905 V 2 The is impossible, cannot use a p+ polysilicon gate.

Answer Sheet

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

(B) (A) (B) (C) (C)

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

(B) (A) (B) (C) (A)

11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

(D) (A) (A) (B) (A)

16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

(B) (C) (A) (B) (B)

21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

(B) (B) (C) (B) (D)