ECE 59500 - CMOS Analog IC Design

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Professional Attributes
EE Elective

Experimental Course Offered: F2008, F2009, F2010, F2011, F2012, F2013, F2015

ECE 25500

Requisites by Topic:
General knowledge of terminology and concepts from undergraduate courses in circuit design and microelectronics; familiarity with SPICE

Catalog Description:
The course covers general topics in CMOS analog IC design; biasing, noise, single stage amplifiers, differential amplifiers, Op-Amp, OTA, frequency domain analysis, and active filter. While the focus of the course is on CMOS IC design, design in bipolar and BiCMOS technologies are introduced as well. A design project is a key component of the course. The students conduct group or individual design project. Process Design Kit and EDA tools are provided for the design project.

Supplementary Information:
Fall 2009 CRN 17853

Required Text(s):
  1. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Behzad Razavi, McGraw-Hill, ISBN No. 0072380322.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. Analog Integrated Circuit Design, David Johns and Ken Martin, Wiley, ISBN No. 0471144487.
  2. CMOS Analog Circuit Design, Phillip E. Allen, Oxford, ISBN No. 0195116445.
  3. CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Wiley, ISBN No. 9780470229415.

Learning Objectives:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. a basic knowledge of bias circuit using CMOS current mirror. [a,c]
  2. a basic knowledge of noise analysis. [a,c]
  3. an understanding of single stage amplifiers - gain/bandwidth/noise/stability. [a,c]
  4. an understanding of different Op-amp and OTA. [a,b,c,e]
  5. an understanding of feedback circuit. [a,b,c,e]
  6. an understanding of basic active filter. [a,b,c,e]
Assessment Method for Learning Objectives: 2 midterms and 1 design project: i. The first midterm exam covers bias circuit design, noise analysis, and single stage amplifiers ii. The second midterm exam covers differential Op-amp, OTA, frequency domain analysis, and active filter design iii. The students are asked to demonstrate their project design (schematic level) at the end of the semester

Lecture Outline:

1 CMOS device physic review
3 Spice models and layout
2 Current biasing
2 Voltage reference
5 Noise analysis
7 Single stage amplifiers
6 OTA and Op-amp design
4 Gain boosting and bandwidth extension
4 Feedback
4 Stability and compensation
1 Integrated active filter design
3 Switched capacitor filter design

Engineering Design Content:

Establishment of Objectives and Criteria

Engineering Design Consideration(s):