4B7 Laboratory Coursework Information (2012-13)

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The coursework submitted for 4B7 counts for 25% of the available credit for the module.  You are recommended to do both experiments, as both have relevance to the course; however, only one report may be submitted for credit.

For each experiment, please make the report at most four pages long. You may include extra pages of data, graphs and images above the total. 

The deadline for handing in your report for the coursework items described below will be 4pm on Friday 15th March 2013Note the early deadline, which has been chosen in the light of the date announced for the 4B7 examination.


In 2013 the 4B7 exam is scheduled for Tuesday 23rd April, 9.30-11.00 - very early!


Writing up does not get easier with the passage of time, and we would strongly recommend that you begin this without delay, while the memory of the experiment is fresh.

Please submit reports to the EIETL (Mr Gautrey) - they may be posted in the coursework cabinet on the landing outside. Your write-up MUST be accompanied by a properly completed coursework cover sheet, which most of you will have received at the experiment. These will also be available from Mr Gautrey in the EIETL.  In the event you cannot obtain one this way, please visit the Teaching Office to collect a cover sheet. Reports submitted without a cover sheet cannot be accepted for credit. Please make sure your cover sheet is clearly marked with your details and the name of the responsible member of staff:

    Electrical characterisation .. Dr D Holburn
    Microscopical examination .. Dr Holburn

Description

Two laboratory experiments have been organised for the 4B7 Module. These are:

The Microscopical Examination option will be done by groups of 4 or 5;  we expect there will be sufficient opportunities for all who wish to do it, even if they choose to write up the other experiment.

1. Scanning Electron Microscopical Examination of CMOS Circuit (2 hours)

The main sessions are available for groups of nominally 4 (preferred, 5 absolute maximum), and are being run with kind assistance from Mr Bernie Breton & Dr Nicholas Caldwell. 

Joining instructions

The sessions will be held in the SEM lab, Room 40, Electrical Engineering Division, 9 J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge.  Please note: this is on the West Cambridge site, about a 15 minute bike ride from CUED.  Map reference is here (location 3).  Please don't be late!

They will take place on   

You must book a session in advance for this experiment.  A CamTools (Eng. Tripos 4B7) On-line booking sheet will be made live from Wednesday 20th FebruaryPlease sign up. 

Please organise yourselves into groups of up to 4 (5 maximum) and mark your names in one of the available slots. 
Important Note
:  Capacity is strictly limited to 5 in the SEM lab, and there will not be space for any who have not made a firm booking. 
A lab-sheet will be issued and a  write-up will be required from each student wishing to use this experiment to qualify for coursework credit.  You will need to hand in the lab-sheet as well.
Note: it will not be possible to organise catch-up or additional sessions for this experiment.

There is a PDF document showing some relevant images (beware, 2 Mbyte download)

The lab sheet is available as a PDF  (1 Mbyte download).  for 2013.

2. Electrical Characterisation of CMOS Ring Oscillator (2 hours)

This will normally be done in groups of two, though it may be possible to do the experiment singly if you prefer, depending upon capacity.  We expect to be able to provide three stations to carry out this experiment, i.e. enough for three simultaneous groups of two.

Joining instructions

The experiment has being set up in the EIET Lab, on the 1st floor of the Inglis Building.  You will need to book a session.  A CamTools (Eng. Tripos 4B7) On-line booking sheet will go live from Wednesday 20th February - please sign up.

Sessions are available at the following times, with a demonstrator (Mr J. Tenorio-Pearl) attending:-

Catch-up sessions without demonstrator support are possible at other times during the week, but you are expected to sign up for a scheduled session.

Three stations will be available on each day. Please organise yourselves into groups of two and enter group names in the chosen slots. A lab-sheet will be issued and a write-up will be required from each student wishing to use this experiment to qualify for coursework credit. Students involved are shown in the tables below.

The lab sheet is available as a PDF.  for 2013.

Initial Assignment of module members to experiments

Students involved are shown in the tables below (Electrical Characterisation sign-up details will be updated at the end of this week).

Candidates for Part II B

CRSid Family
Name
Given Name

Coll

 

Electrical
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up

Elec
(D/M-Desk)

SEM
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up

SEM
(D/M)

  Elec
done

SEM
done

Date rec'd

Cover

ha303 Allapitchai Hameed DOW   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)           -
tc359 Corker T. Tom M   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)           -
le257 Efthymiou L. Loizos CHU   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 27/2-C answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 28/2         -
jgg33 Gateshill J.G. Joey PEM   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)           -
tltl2 Law, T.L.T. Thomas EM   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 26/2-B answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 28/2         -
kl368 Li, K Keren M   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)           -
om250 Malik, O.S. Osman T   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 27/2-B answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 28/2         -
ten23 Neat T.E. Tom SID   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 28/2-C answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 26/2         -
tep28 Perman T.E. Tom EM   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 28/2-A answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 26/2         -
mp550  Pryn M. Matthew CHR   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 26/2-A answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 28/2         -
mr499  Roberts M. Mark CHR   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 27/2-A answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 26/2         -
fr271   Ronay F. Franz JN   answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 26/2         -
bt286  Tay B. Benjamin HH   answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 27/2-C answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 28/2         -
kwy23 Yu K.W. Wylkia

G

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Total: 15

Candidates for Progress Exam (Graduate students - provisional list)

CRSid Name  

Coll

Elec - Signed up Date-Desk

SEM-Signed up

Date

Elec
done

SEM done Date
rec'd
Cover
jl715 Li Jiahao CHU

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26/2-A

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26/2        
sjs216 Senanayake Sapumal  J                
nt337 Tiwale  Nikhil DOW                
zw275 Wang Zhihua W

 
yy359 Yang Yifan Q

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26/2-B

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27/2        
                     

Total : 5

Email aliases

To send to multiple recipients you probably need to clipboard from the lists below.   The click-on URLs don't seem to work fully with the email packages I have tried.

All names known

ha303, tc359, le257, jgg33, tltl2, kl368, om250, ten23, tep28, mp550, mr499, fr271, bt286, kwy23, jl715, sjs216, nt337, zw275, yy359

All  undergrads

ha303, tc359, le257, jgg33, tltl2, kl368, om250, ten23, tep28, mp550, mr499, fr271, bt286, kwy23

All Graduates

jl715, sjs216, nt337, zw275, yy359

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