Analog Integrated Circuit Design


CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Electronic Design and Applications

Course Coordinator: Gabriel A Rincon-Mora

Prerequisites: ECE 4430

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

Design of analog circuits using CMOS and bipolar technology.

Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering):
1. Design op amps, linear regulators, comparators, & reference circuits.

Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems):
1. Analyze & quantify the operational limits of the analog building blocks listed in 1.1.

Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield):

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

Review of Modeling - 3 hrs.
Switches - 1 hr.
Current Sinks/sources - 3 hrs.
Current Mirrors - 2 hrs.
References - 1 hr.
Bandgap references - 1 hr.
Inverting - 2 hrs.
Push-pull - 1 hr.
Cascode - 1 hr.
Differential amplifiers - 3 hrs.
Output amplifiers - 1 hr.
Open loop - 4 hrs.
Regenerative - 2 hrs.
Improvements - 2 hrs.
Simple Op Amps-
Compensation - 1 hr.
Two-stage op amps - 2 hrs.
Generic op amp design - 4 hrs.
Testing and measurement of op amps - 1 hr.
High Performance Op Amps
Buffered output - 1 hr.
Low noise - 1 hr.
Low power - 1 hr.
Low voltage - 1 hr.
High frequency - 1 hr.