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EE537 - Advanced Mixed-Signal IC Design

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  • COURSE INFORMATON

    Course Title

    Code

    Semester

    C +P + L  Hour

    Credits

    ECTS

    Advanced Mixed-Signal IC Design

    EE 537

    Spring

    3+0+0

    3

    7

     

    Prerequisites

     

     

    Language of Instruction

    English

    Course Level

    Graduate

    Course Type

    Elective

    Course Coordinator

    Dr. Bortecene Terlemez

    Instructors

    Dr. Bortecene Terlemez

    Assistants

    none

    Goals

    The course provides students with a review of the basics of mixed-signal design, advanced design issues and second order effects in a mixed-signal integrated circuit

    Content

    Comparators, Phase-Locked Loops, Switch-capacitor circuits, Analog to Digital Converters, Digital to Analog Converters, Mixed Signal Layout

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Teaching Methods

    Assessment Methods

    1) Ability to analyze basic analog blocks, digital blocks and their effects to the overall mixed signal system,

    1

    1,6

    A,B,D,E

    2) Ability to analyze the interface of analog and digital blocks within a mixed-signal circuit,

    2,11

    1,6

    A,B,D,E

    3) Ability to analyze mixed-signal systems intuitively for functionality and noise,

    1,4,6

    1,6

    A,B,D,E

    4) Ability to plan a top-down mixed signal system design for high performance and low noise, 

    1,2,4,6,11

    1,4,6

    D,E

    5) Ability to layout mixed-signal integrated circuits for low-noise.

    1,4

    1,4,6

    D,E

     

    Teaching Methods:

    1: Lecture,  2: Problem Solving,  3: Simulation,  4: Seminar,  5: Laboratory,

    6: Term Research Paper

    Assessment Methods:

    A: Exam, B: Quiz, C: Experiment, D: Homework, E: Project

     

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    Week

    Topics

    Study Materials

    1

    Comparators 

    Course Textbook

    2

    Phase-Locked Loops

    Course Textbook

    3

    Phase-Locked Loops

    Course Textbook

    4

    Phase-Locked Loops

    Course Textbook

    5

    Mixed Signal Layout Techniques

    Notes

    6

    Switch Capacitor Circuits

    Course Textbook

    7

    Midterm

     

    8

    Analog-Digital Converters

    Course Textbook

    9

    Analog-Digital Converters

    Course Textbook

    10

    Digital-Analog Converters

    Course Textbook

    11

    Digital-Analog Converters

    Course Textbook

    12

    Final Project Presentations – Review lecture on project topics

    IEEE Papers

    13

    Final Project Presentations – Review lecture on project topics

    IEEE Papers

    14

    Final Project Presentations – Review lecture on project topics

    IEEE Papers

     

    RECOMMENDED SOURCES

    Textbook

    CMOS Analog Circuit Design, Allen & Holberg

    Additional Resources

    Phillip Allen’s Lecture Notes (with his permission)

     

    MATERIAL SHARING

    Documents

    Phillip Allen’s Lecture Notes and IEEE papers

    Exams

    Midterm exam questions and answers

    Quiz

    Quiz questions and answers

     

    ASSESSMENT

    IN-TERM STUDIES

    NUMBER

    PERCENTAGE

    Midterms

    1

    40

    Quiz

    4

    20

    Homeworks

    1

    40

    Total

     

    100

    CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE (Project)

     1

    40

    CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

     6

    60

    Total

     

    100

     

    COURSE CATEGORY

    Expertise/Field Courses

     

    COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

    No

     Program Learning Outcomes

    Contribution

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

     

    1

    Can reach information in breadth and depth, and can evaluate, interpret and apply this information to scientific research in the area of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

        

    x

     

    2

    Can complete and apply information with scientific methods using limited or missing data; can integrate information from different disciplines.

       

    x

      

    3

    Sets up Electrical and Electronics Engineering problems, develops and implements innovative methods for their solutions.

        

    X

     

    4

    Develops new and/or original ideas and methods; finds innovative solutions to the system, component, or process design.

       

    X

      

    5

    Has comprehensive knowledge about the state-of-the-art techniques and methods in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and their limitations.

        

    X

     

    6

    Can design and conduct research of analytical, modeling or experimental orientation; can solve and interpret complex cases that come up during this process.

        

    X

     

    7

    Can communicate verbally and in writing in one foreign language (English) at the General Level B2 of the European Language Portfolio.

        

    X

     

    8

    Can assume leadership in multi-disciplinary teams; can develop solutions in complex situations, and take responsibility.

      

    X

       

    9

    Can systematically and openly communicate in national and international venues the proceedings and conclusions of the work he/she performs in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

        

    X

     

    10

    Respects social, scientific and ethical values in all professional activities performed during the collection, interpretation and announcement phases of data.

      

    X

       

    11

    Is aware of new and emerging applications in Electrical and Electronics Engineering; investigates and learns them, whenever necessary.

        

    X

     

    12

    Can identify the social and environmental aspects of Electrical and Electronics Engineering applications.

     

     

    X

     

     

     

     

    ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Activities

    Quantity

    Duration
    (Hour)

    Total
    Workload
    (Hour)

    Course Duration

    14

    3

    42

    Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

    10

    10

    100

    Mid-term

    1

    2

    2

    Homework

    1

    2

    2

    Quiz

    4

    0.5

    2

    Final Project/Presentation

    1

    15

    15

    Total Work Load

      

    163

    Total Work Load / 25 (h)

      

    6,52

    ECTS Credit of the Course

      

    7

     

  • Syllabus
  • Course Outline:

    Comparators, Phase-Locked Loops, Switch-capacitor circuits, Analog to Digital Converters, Digital to Analog Converters, Mixed Signal Layout