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EE434 - Fundamentals of Analog Integrated Circuit Design

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  • COURSE INFORMATON

    Course Title

    Code

    Semester

    C +P + L  Hour

    Credits

    ECTS

    Fundamentals of Analog Integrated Circuit Design

    EE434

    7

    3+0+0=3

    3

    5

     

    Prerequisites

     

    Language of Instruction

    English

    Course Level

    Undergraduate

    Course Type

    Technical elective

    Course Coordinator

    Uğur Çilingiroğlu

    Instructors

    Uğur Çilingiroğlu

    Assistants

    Goals

    Teaching the electrical design techniques of analog integrated circuits to those students pursuing expertise in microelectronics.

    Content

    Closed-loop configurations with resistive feedback. Current sources, sinks, mirrors and references. Cascoding. Voltage references. Source follower. Differential pair. Current-mirror loaded differential stage. Cascoded differential amplifiers. Miller op-amp. Class-AB output stages. Fully differential op-amps. Op-amps with rail-to-rail common-mode range.

     

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Outcomes

    Teaching Methods

    Assessment Methods

    Mastery of MOSFET device models for analog design.

    2,3

    1,2,3

    A

    Ability to translate integrated-circuit performance specifications into design constraints.

    1,2

    1,2

    A

    Ability to analyze any CMOS analog integrated circuit.

    2

    1,2,3

    A

    Familiarity to all major conventional CMOS analog integrated-circuit topologies.

    1

    1,2

    A

    Ability to do electrical design and computer-aided verification of CMOS analog integrated circuits.

    3,4

    1,2,3,9

    A,D

     

    Teaching Methods:

    1: Lecture, 2: Problem Solving, 3: Simulation, 4: Seminar, 5: Interdisciplinary group working, 6: Laboratory, 7: Term research paper, 8: Guest Speaker,   9: Sample Project Review

    Assessment Methods:

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

     

     

    COURSE CONTENT

    Week

    Topics

    Study Materials

    1

    Prologue. Properties of closed-loop opamp configurations with resistive feedback: Gain error and small-signal bandwidth, full-power bandwidth.

    Lecture notes

    2

    Properties of closed-loop opamp configurations with resistive feedback: Slew rate, noise, offset.

    Lecture notes

    3

    Properties of closed-loop opamp configurations with resistive feedback: Settling time and phase margin.

    Lecture notes

    4

    Fundamentals of current sources, sinks, mirrors and references. Circuit techniques for high output-resistance and large headroom: Basic  cascode, low-voltage cascode, regulated cascode.

    Lecture notes

    5

    Reference circuits: Voltage-divider references, beta-multiplier.

    Lecture notes

    6

    Reference circuits: Bandgap voltage reference. Common-source amplifier stages: Basic common-source.

    Lecture notes

    7

    Common-source amplifier stages: Source follower.

    Lecture notes

    8

    Differential pair.

    Lecture notes

    9

    Current-mirror loaded differential stage: Common-mode range, output range, amplification and gain, noise.

    Lecture notes

    10

    Cascoded differential amplifiers: Telescopic cascode, folded cascade.

    Lecture notes

    11

    Miller opamp: AC response, stability and frequency compensation.

    Lecture notes

    12

    Miller opamp: Differential input range, slew rate.

    Lecture notes

    13

    Class-AB output stages: Class-AB source follower, class-AB drain drive.

    Lecture notes

    14

    Fully differential opamps. Opamps with rail-to-rail common-mode range.

    Lecture notes

     

    RECOMMENDED SOURCES

    Textbook

    Lecture notes: Analog Integrated-Circuit Design by Uğur Çilingiroğlu. Distributed electronically.

    Additional Resources

    Recommended textbook: CMOS Circuit Design, layout, and Simulation: by R. Jacob Baker, third edition, Wiley- IEEE Press , 2010. ISBN: 978-0470881323.

     

    MATERIAL SHARING

    Documents

    Lecture notes.

    Assignments

    Exams

    Midterm exam papers and solutions.

     

    ASSESSMENT

    IN-TERM STUDIES

    NUMBER

    PERCENTAGE

    Mid-term exams

    1

    100/100

    Total

     

    100

    CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    60/100

    CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

     

    40/100

    Total

     

    100

     

    COURSE CATEGORY

    Expertise

     

    COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

    No

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Contribution

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    1

    Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering subjects pertaining to the relevant discipline; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.

    2

    Ability to identify, formulate, and solve Electrical and Electronics Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

    3

    Ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.

    4

    Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for engineering practice; ability to employ information technologies effectively.

    5

    Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating engineering problems

    6

    Ability to access information; For this purpose ability to perform database searching and conduct literature review.

    7

    Ability to work efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually.

    8

    Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of one foreign language.

    9

    Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

    10

    Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility.

    11

    Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

    12

    Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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)

    14

    4.5

    63

    Mid-terms

    1

    2

    2

    Homework

    Final Examination/Project

    1

    20

    20

    Total Work Load

    127

    Total Work Load / 25 (h)

    5.08

    ECTS Credit of the Course

    5

     

  • Syllabus
  • Course Outline:

    Closed-loop configurations with resistive feedback. Current sources, sinks, mirrors and references. Cascoding. Voltage references. Source follower. Differential pair. Current-mirror loaded differential stage. Cascoded differential amplifiers. Miller op-amp. Class-AB output stages. Fully differential op-amps. Op-amps with rail-to-rail common-mode range.