Integrated Circuits and Semiconductors


Engineering Studies – P4 Biomedical Engineering – Electricity

This topic covers the types and application of semiconductor devices and integrated circuits.

Key Concepts

  • Semiconductor components – function and application
  • Integrated Circuit definition and features

Discussion Questions

  1. Define a semiconductor material.
  2. Explain the concept of PNP and NPN material.
  3. List common semiconductor components.
  4. Describe the function and applications of:
    1. a diode
    2. a transistor
  5. Explain the purpose and advantages of an integrated circuit.




The Transistor - Real Engineering - YouTube
The first Transistor - The Engineerguy - YouTube
How a transistor works - Veritasium - YouTube
An excellent PNP concept video.
Inside an IC