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Electrical Engineering (E E)

E E 549 Acoustic Wave Devices (3) Examines materials commonly used for acoustic wave devices, fundamentals of acoustic waves and resonance modes, and characteristics of these devices.

E E 549 Acoustic Wave Devices (3)

E E 549 is an elective in the field of electronic and photonic materials. Solid state acoustic wave devices based on piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have a broad range of applications including chemical and biological sensors, electromechanical sensing and transduction, resonators and wave guides for material characterization and health monitoring, filters in telecommunication systems, and optic communications. The course will cover commonly used materials and phenomena for acoustic wave devices, characteristics of different waves and vibration modes, device configurations, their main characteristics and applications, as well as design considerations.

Students will learn the key features and materials commonly used for acoustic wave devices, main acoustic mode and their characteristics, important device configurations, the equivalent circuits for acoustic wave modes and devices, and examples of the device applications. Students will also acquire basic skills in selecting acoustic wave devices for specific applications, in designing and characterizing acoustic wave devices for different applications, and in finding suitable available materials and/or phenomena for the acoustic wave device.

This course will count as an elective for electrical engineering students in the electronics and photonics sub-discipline. Students wishing to take this course should be familiar with electronic circuit design and solid state devices.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: E E 310 andE E 442

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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