Micro-Electronics


Electronic Circuits Careers:


BYU engineers help ballroom dancers shine at international
competition

Students built LED light dresses that lit in sync with music for the
BYU ballroom dance company




  • World Applications
    • Cars
    • Heart monitors
    • Toothbrushes
    • Phones
    • Almost everywhere

  • Future Technologies
    • Realistic prosthetic limbs
    • Flexible circuits
    • Make current circuits smaller, cheaper, lower power, and faster

  • Companies

  • Applicable Courses
    • ECEn 240: Circuits
    • ECEn 340: Electronic Circuit Design
    • ECEn 443: Communication and Power Circuits
    • ECEn 445: Introduction to Mixed-Signal VLSI


Integrated Circuits Careers:


Virus-detecting 'lab on a chip' developed by BYU researchers

Microchip screens particles by size to allow for cheap, reliable virus
detection




  • World Applications
    • VLSI (very large scale integration)
    • Semiconductors
    • MEMS (microelectromechanical systems)

  • Future Technologies
    • Contact lens circuits
    • Biological and electrical combinations

  • Companies

  • Applicable Courses
    • ECEn 340: Electronic Circuit Design
    • ECEn 450: Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
    • ECEn 452: Experiments in Integrated Circuit Development
    • ECEn 451: Introduction to Digital VLSI Circuits


Power Careers:


BYU and Empower Playgrounds install electricity-generating
merry-go-round in Ghana

BYU students built a device that generates power in a fun way




  • World Applications
    • Power plants (hydro, wind, steam, solar, solar thermal, oil, coal, gas, nuclear)
    • Connecting the grid
    • Power substations
    • Electric cars
    • Power storage

  • Future Technologies
    • Fusion
    • Wireless power
    • Urine power

  • Companies

  • Applicable Courses
    • ECEn 240: Circuits
    • ECEn 340: Electronic Circuit Design
    • ECEn 450: Introduction to Semiconductor Devices (for solar cells)
    • ECEn 555: Optoelectronic Devices (for solar cells)





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