ELEC 501

Analog Integrated Circuit Design

Analysis and design emphasizing CMOS implementations. Gain stages, biasing circuits, comparators, sample-and-hold circuits, switched-capacitor circuits, Nyquist-rate and oversampling A/Ds and D/As, oscillators, PLLs.

Course Outline

The subject of this course is the analysis and design of analog integrated circuits with an emphasis on CMOS circuits. Simple modelling techniques are used to gain a better understanding of the functions of the circuits. Intuitive design methods, quantitative performance measures and practical circuit limitations are emphasized. Circuit performance is predicted by intuition and simple hand calculations, and is verified by computer simulations. After a brief review of device modelling, process and layout issues, amplifiers, and biasing circuits, more advanced analog circuits and blocks including switched-capacitor circuits, comparators, sample and hold circuits, analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters fundamentals (Nyquist-rate and oversampling), and time permitting oscillators, phase-locked loops (PLLs), and delay-locked loops (DLLs) will be discussed.

3 credits

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