Analog Integrated Circuits

  • Class 45
  • Practice 27
  • Independent work 78
Total 150

Course title

Analog Integrated Circuits

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Lecturers and associates

Course objectives

Analog electronics, applications, challenges, comparison with digital electronics; NMOS and PMOS transistor structure, current-voltage characteristics, small-signal dynamic parameters.
MOS transistor small-signal model; MOS and bipolar transistor comparison.
Noise in resistors, diodes, MOS and bipolar transistors; Amplifier noise figure; Component mismatch, choosing component value and dimensions; Distortion.
Amplifier bias networks, setting of transistor dimensions.
Amplifier small-signal analysis, gain, bandwidth.
Amplifier design rules, choosing transistor dimensions, goals, limitations.
Basic single-stage amplifier configurations, cascode amplifier; Basic configurations of two-stage operational amplifiers.
Midterm exam.
Amplifier stability analysis, dominant and non-dominant poles, zeros; Design rules for maximum gain-bandwidth product.
Three-stage amplifiers and design rules; Symmetric operational amplifier.
Folded cascode operational amplifier; Fully differential amplifiers.
Fully differential amplifiers.
High input- and output-swing amplifiers, rail-to-rail amplifiers.
High input- and output-swing amplifiers, rail-to-rail amplifiers.
Final exam.

Required reading

(.), Willy M. Sansen, Analog Design Essentials, Springer, 2006.,
(.), R. Jacob Baker, CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, 3rd Edition, IEEE Press, 2010.,
(.), R. Jacob Baker, CMOS Mixed-Signal Circuit Design, 2nd Edition, IEEE Press, 2002.,

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Explain the operation of basic building blocks of integrated circuits
  • Analyze and design single-stage and multi-stage operational amplifiers
  • Explain important configurations of operational amplifiers and their characteristics
  • Explain DC, AC and transient specifications of operational amplifiers
  • Analyze the stability and apply frequency compensation of amplifiers
  • Explain the offset voltage and mismatch of integrated circuits and calculate the contributions of various mechanisms on mismatch
  • Analyze and design of fully differential amplifiers
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