GATE ECE

IC Basics and MOSFET

Electronic Devices and Vlsi

(Past Years Questions)

Marks 1

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An n-channel enhancement mode MOSFET is biased at VGS > VTH and VDS > (VGS - VTH), where VGS is the gate-to-source volta...
GATE ECE 2017 Set 2
Consider an n-channel MOSFET having width W, length L, electron mobility in the channel $$\mu_n$$ and oxide capacitance ...
GATE ECE 2017 Set 2
For the circuit shown in the figure, P and Q are the inputs and Y is the output. The logic implemented by the circuit i...
GATE ECE 2017 Set 2
The figure shows the band diagram of a Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS). The surface region of this MOS is in ...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 3
A long-channel NMOS transistor is biased in the linear region with VDS = 50 mV and is used as a resistance. Which one o...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 2
Transistor geometries in a CMOS inverter have been adjusted to meet the requirement for worst case charge and discharge ...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 2
Consider the following statements for a metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET): P: As channel length...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 1
What is the voltage Vout in the following circuit? ...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 1
Which one of the following processes is preferred to from the gate dielectric (SiO2) of MOSFETs?
GATE ECE 2015 Set 3
In MOSFET fabrication, the channel length is defined during the process of
GATE ECE 2014 Set 3
In CMOS technology, shallow P-well or N-well regions can be formed using
GATE ECE 2014 Set 2
If fixed positive charges are present in the gate oxide of an n-channel enhancement type MOSFET, it will lead to
GATE ECE 2014 Set 1
In the ac equivalent circuit shown in the figure, if in is the input current and RF is very large, the type of feedback ...
GATE ECE 2014 Set 1
In the following circuit employing pass transistor logic, all NMOS transistors are identical with a threshold voltage of...
GATE ECE 2014 Set 1
In IC technology, dry oxidation (using dry oxygen) as compared to wet oxidation (using steam or water vapor) produces
GATE ECE 2013
In a MOSFET operating in the saturation region, the channel length modulation effect causes
GATE ECE 2013
In the circuit shown ...
GATE ECE 2012
In the circuit shown below, for the MOS transistors, $$\mu_nC_{ox}\;=\;100\;\mu A/V^2$$ and the threshold voltage VT = 1...
GATE ECE 2011
A silicon wafer has 100 mm of oxide on it and is inserted in a furnace at a temperature above 1000ºC for further oxidati...
GATE ECE 2008
The drain current of a MOSFET in saturation is given by $$I_D\;=\;K\left(V_{GS}\;-V_T\right)^2$$ where 'K' is a constant...
GATE ECE 2008
A MOS capacitor made using p-type substrate is in the accumulation mode. The dominant charge in the channel is due to th...
GATE ECE 2005
Consider the following statements S1 and S2. S1: The threshold voltage (VT) of a MOS capacitor decreases with increase i...
GATE ECE 2004
The threshold voltage of an n-channel MOSFET can be increased by
GATE ECE 1994

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A MOS capacitor is fabricated on p-type Si (silicon) where the metal work function is 4.1 eV and electron affinity of Si...
GATE ECE 2017 Set 2
Assuming that transistor M1 and M2 are identical and have a threshold voltage of 1V, the state of transistors M1 and M2 ...
GATE ECE 2017 Set 2
Two n-channel MOSFETs, T1 and T2, are identical in all respects except that the width of T2 is double of T1. Both the tr...
GATE ECE 2017 Set 2
For the circuit shown, assume that the NMOS transistor is in saturation. Its threshold voltage Vtn = 1 V and its trans...
GATE ECE 2017 Set 1
Figures $${\rm I}$$ and $${\rm I}{\rm I}$$ show two MOS capacitor of unit area. The capacitor in Figure I has insulator ...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 3
In the circuit shown in the figure, the channel length modulation of all transistors is non-zero $$\left( {\lambda \ne ...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 3
In the circuit shown in the figure, transistor M1 is in saturation and has transconductance gm = 0.01 siemens. Ignoring ...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 3
A voltage VG is applied across a MOS capacitor with metal gate and p-type silicon substrate at T=300 K. The inversion ca...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 2
Consider a long-channel NMOS transistor with source and body connected together. Assume that the electron mobility is in...
GATE ECE 2016 Set 2
Consider an n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) with a gate-to-source voltage of 1.8 V....
GATE ECE 2016 Set 1
In the circuit shown, both the enhancement mode NMOS transistors have the following characteristics: kn = $${\mu _n}{C_{...
GATE ECE 2015 Set 3
The current in an enhancement mode NMOS transistor biased in saturation mode was measured to be 1 mA at a drain-source v...
GATE ECE 2015 Set 3
In a MOS capacitor with an oxide layer thickness of 10 nm, the maximum depletion layer thickness is 100 nm. The permitti...
GATE ECE 2015 Set 2
A MOSFET in saturation has a drain current of 1 mA for VDS =0.5V. If the channel length modulation coefficient is 0.05 ...
GATE ECE 2015 Set 1
For the NMOSFET in the circuit shown, in the threshold voltage is Vth, where Vth>0. The source voltage Vss is varied fro...
GATE ECE 2015 Set 1
The slope of the ID vs. VGS curve of an n-channel MOSFET in linear region is 10-3$${\Omega ^{ - 1}}$$ at VDS = 0.1V. Fo...
GATE ECE 2014 Set 3
An ideal MOS capacitor has boron doping concentration of 1015 cm-3 in the substrate. When a gate voltage is applied, a d...
GATE ECE 2014 Set 3
For the MOSFET M1 shown in the figure, assume W/L =2, VDD = 2.0 V, $$\mu n$$ COX = 100$$\mu {\rm A}/{V^2}$$ and VTH =0.5...
GATE ECE 2014 Set 3
For the n-channel MOS transistor shown in the figure, the threshold voltage VTh is 0.8V. Neglect channel length modulati...
GATE ECE 2014 Set 2
For the MOSFETs shown in the figure, the threshold voltage |Vt| = 2V and K=$${1 \over 2}\mu {C_{OX}}\left( {{W \over L}}...
GATE ECE 2014 Set 2
A depletion type N -channel MOSFET is biased in its linear region for use as a voltage controlled resistor. Assume thres...
GATE ECE 2014 Set 1
The small-signal resistance (i.e., $${{d{V_B}} \over {d{I_D}}}$$ ) in $$k\Omega $$ offered by the n-channel MOSFET M sho...
GATE ECE 2013
In the CMOS circuit shown, electron and hole mobilities are equal, and M1 and M2 are equally sized. The device M1 is in ...
GATE ECE 2012
In the three dimensional view of a silicon n-channel MOS transistor shown below, $$\delta = 20$$ nm. The transistor is ...
GATE ECE 2012
In the three dimensional view of a silicon n-channel MOS transistor shown below, $$\delta = 20$$ nm. The transistor is ...
GATE ECE 2012
The source of a silicon (ni = 1010 per cm3) n - channel MOS transistor has an aewa of 1 sq $$\mu m$$ and a depth of 1 $$...
GATE ECE 2012
Consider the CMOS circuit shown, where the gate voltage of the n-MOSFET is increased from zero, while the gate voltage o...
GATE ECE 2009
Consider the CMOS circuit shown, where the gate voltage of the n-MOSFET is increased from zero, while the gate voltage o...
GATE ECE 2009
Two identical NMOS transistors M1 and M2 are connected as shown below. Vbias is chosen so that both transistors are in s...
GATE ECE 2008
For the circuit shown in the following figure, transistors M1 and M2 are identical NMOS transistors. Assume that M2 is i...
GATE ECE 2008
The measured transconductance gm of an NMOS transistor operating in the linear region is plotted against the gate voltag...
GATE ECE 2008
In the CMOS inverter circuit shown, if the transconductance parameters of the NMOS and PMOS transistors are Kn = Kp = μ...
GATE ECE 2007
An n-channel depletion MOSFET has following two points on its ID − VGS curve: (i) VGS = 0 at ID = 12 mA and (ii) VGS = -...
GATE ECE 2006
The drain of an n-channel MOSFET is shorted to the gate so that VGS = VDS. The threshold voltage (VT) of MOSFET is 1 V. ...
GATE ECE 2004
For an n-channel enhancement type MOSFET, if the source is connected at a higher potential than that of the bulk (i.e. V...
GATE ECE 2003
When the gate-to-source voltage (VGS) of a MOSFET with threshold voltage of 400 mV, working in saturation is 900 mV, the...
GATE ECE 2003
If P is Passivation, Q is n-well implant, R is metallization and S is source/drain diffusion, then the order in which th...
GATE ECE 2003

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