This course provides a foundation in analog integrated circuit design based on bipolar and CMOS technologies.
Integrated circuits are responsible for much of the progress in electronics in the last 50 years, particularly the revolutions in the Information and Communications Technologies we witnessed in recent years. Analog integrated circuits play a crucial part in the highly integrated systems that power the popular electronic devices we use daily. Understanding their design is beneficial to both future designers and users of such systems. The basic elements, design issues and techniques for analog integrated circuits will be taught in this course.
Review of bipolar and MOS devices and their small-signal equivalent circuit models; Building blocks in analog circuits such as current sources, active load, current mirrors, supply independent biasing etc; Amplifiers: differential amplifiers, cascode amplifier, high gain structures, output stages, gain bandwidth product of op-amps; stability; comparators; second-order effects in analog circuits such as mismatch, noise and offset; data converters; frequency synthesizers; switched capacitors. The exercise sessions aim to reinforce the lecture material by well guided step-by-step design tasks. The circuit simulator SPECTRE is used to facilitate the tasks. There is also an experimental session on op-amp measurements.
Handouts of presented slides. No script but an accompanying textbook is recommended.
Behzad Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits (Irwin Electronics & Computer Engineering) 1st or 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill Education
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination
written 180 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination
The exercises are an important part of the course. The bi-weekly exercises are offered as a "continuous performance assessment": if you complete 4 exercises and hand them in in time for review, the grade earned in the session exam will be increased by 0.25 grade points.
Student's own, hand-written summary on 1 front-back A4 paper. Calculator with basic calculation, without communication capability.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.