ECE 595B - CMOS Analog IC Design

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

Experimental Course Offered: Fall 2007

Requisites:
Prerequisites: ECE 255 Concurrent Prerequisites: ECE 455

Requisites by Topic:
Prerequisites: General knowledge of terminology and concepts from undergraduate courses in circuit design and microelectronics; familiarity with SPICE. Concurrent Prerequisites: 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, active filter, oscillator, and PLL. 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 design projects. Process Design Kit and EDA tools are provided for the design project.

Required Text(s):
  1. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Behzad Razavi, McGraw-Hill, ISBN No. 0-07-238032-2.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. Analog Integrated Circuit Design, David Johns and Ken Martin, Wiley, ISBN No. 0-471-14448-7.
  2. CMOS Analog Circuit Design, Phillip e. Allen, Oxford, ISBN No. 0-19-511644-5.

Learning Outcomes:

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 differential operational amplifier and OTA. [a;b;c;e]
  5. an understanding of basic active filter. [a;b;c;e]

Lecture Outline:

Lectures Topics
2 Device physics, SPICE model, and layout
2 Current biasing
2 Voltage reference
4 Noise Analysis
7 Single Stage Amplifiers
10 OP-Amp/OTA Design & Compensation
1 Design Project Review I
1 Exam 1
6 Integrated Filter Design
6 Oscillator and Phase-Locked Loop
1 Design Project Review II
1 Exam 2
1 Design Project Presentation