David Rancour

David Rancour, PhD

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Science & Engineering 214C

Education

1988Purdue UniversityPhD in Electrical Engineering
1982Northeastern UniversityMS in Electrical Engineering
1978University of VermontBS in Electrical Engineering

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Fundamentals of solid-state electronic devices and the application of these devices to the design of digital circuits. Among the topics covered are MOS and bipolar junction transistors, logic gates and CMOS logic design. Focus is on the design of logic circuits through solving design-oriented problems and the design, implementation, and testing of logic circuits by means of computer simulation software. The course has an integrated laboratory and, in addition, contains a component designed to increase awareness of the dynamic nature of the field.

Fundamentals of solid-state electronic devices and the application of these devices to the design of digital circuits. Among the topics covered are MOS and bipolar junction transistors, logic gates and CMOS logic design. Focus is on the design of logic circuits through solving design-oriented problems and the design, implementation, and testing of logic circuits by means of computer simulation software. The course has an integrated laboratory and, in addition, contains a component designed to increase awareness of the dynamic nature of the field.

Fundamentals of solid-state electronic devices and the application of these devices to the design of digital circuits. Among the topics covered are MOS and bipolar junction transistors, logic gates and CMOS logic design. Focus is on the design of logic circuits through solving design-oriented problems and the design, implementation, and testing of logic circuits by means of computer simulation software. The course has an integrated laboratory and, in addition, contains a component designed to increase awareness of the dynamic nature of the field.

Fundamentals of solid-state electronic devices and the application of these devices to the design of digital circuits. Among the topics covered are MOS and bipolar junction transistors, logic gates and CMOS logic design. Focus is on the design of logic circuits through solving design-oriented problems and the design, implementation, and testing of logic circuits by means of computer simulation software. The course has an integrated laboratory and, in addition, contains a component designed to increase awareness of the dynamic nature of the field.

Fundamentals of solid-state electronic devices and the application of these devices to the design of digital circuits. Among the topics covered are MOS and bipolar junction transistors, logic gates and CMOS logic design. Focus is on the design of logic circuits through solving design-oriented problems and the design, implementation, and testing of logic circuits by means of computer simulation software. The course has an integrated laboratory and, in addition, contains a component designed to increase awareness of the dynamic nature of the field.

Fundamentals of solid-state electronic devices and the application of these devices to the design of digital circuits. Among the topics covered are MOS and bipolar junction transistors, logic gates and CMOS logic design. Focus is on the design of logic circuits through solving design-oriented problems and the design, implementation, and testing of logic circuits by means of computer simulation software. The course has an integrated laboratory and, in addition, contains a component designed to increase awareness of the dynamic nature of the field.

Fundamentals of solid-state electronic devices and the application of these devices to the design of digital circuits. Among the topics covered are MOS and bipolar junction transistors, logic gates and CMOS logic design. Focus is on the design of logic circuits through solving design-oriented problems and the design, implementation, and testing of logic circuits by means of computer simulation software. The course has an integrated laboratory and, in addition, contains a component designed to increase awareness of the dynamic nature of the field.

Provides students with a complete design experience from initial concept development through finished product, expanding on topics taught in ECE 202, ECE 260, ECE 263 and ECE 368. The course format is a hands on laboratory format (3 credits) with 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. Students will develop their own designs, fabricate the design and formulate and carry out test strategies to validate design.

Provides students with a complete design experience from initial concept development through finished product, expanding on topics taught in ECE 202, ECE 260, ECE 263 and ECE 368. The course format is a hands on laboratory format (3 credits) with 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. Students will develop their own designs, fabricate the design and formulate and carry out test strategies to validate design.

Provides students with a complete design experience from initial concept development through finished product, expanding on topics taught in ECE 202, ECE 260, ECE 263 and ECE 368. The course format is a hands on laboratory format (3 credits) with 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. Students will develop their own designs, fabricate the design and formulate and carry out test strategies to validate design.

Research

Research Interests

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Solid State Devices
  • VLSI

Dr. David P. Rancour is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering option) from the University of Vermont, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (E/M fields and Digital Signal Processing) from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Solid State Devices & Materials) from Purdue University.

Dr. Rancour’s research interests have centered on defects in semiconductors. He has recently developed a theoretical model for a new defect characterization technique. Computer simulations show the new method to be more than 1000 times more sensitive than the standard technique. He has investigated defects in Gallium Arsenide epitaxial thin films, and has served as a consultant to M/A-COM, Inc., Burlington Semiconductor Operations, conducting defect characterization experiments on silicon PIN diodes.

As a United States Air Force officer, Dr. Rancour managed the engineering portions of an Air Force procurement contract for a ground based radar system. He was responsible for controls/displays and computer hardware. He also assisted in the design, fabrication, and testing of a TTL-based Optical Mark Reader for an Air Force research laboratory. Dr. Rancour has designed LCD fuel gauge display layouts for Simmonds Precision, and he has fabricated and tested a TTL-based wafer stepper interface for IBM.

Dr. Rancour is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Electron Devices Society.

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