This course covers the design of CMOS analog integrated circuits with a focus on theoretical and practical circuit analysis, as well as design techniques from system functional blocks and transitor-level device physics.
Understand the analysis and design principles of CMOS analog integrated circuits
Analyze CMOS circuits from high-level to device physics
Design CMOS analog circuits considering technology limitations
Simulate low voltage analog CMOS circuits
About this course:
This course covers the design of CMOS analog integrated circuits with a focus on theoretical and practical circuit analysis, as well as design techniques from system functional blocks and transitor-level device physics. Fundamental concepts include CMOS devices emphasizing functionality limitations caused by short channel effects, single stage amplifiers, current mirrors, bandgap references, and differential amplifiers. Building upon these concepts, the course explores multi-stage amplifiers, feedback, frequency response, stability, frequency compensation, and noise analysis. The course concludes with a design project, in which an operational amplifier is designed using two methods: the traditional square-law technique and the gm/Id graphical method. Special emphasis is made throughout the course on understanding the effects of device parasitics and on developing device physics-driven circuit analysis and design skills.
Students should have a basic understanding of mathematical concepts.