ECE 45500 - Integrated Circuit Engineering

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Elective
  • CMPE Special Content Elective

Normally Offered:

Each Fall


On-campus only


ECE 20002 or (ECE 20200 and ECE 25500) and ECE 30500 [may be taken concurrently]

Requisites by Topic:

Basic understanding of transistors and diodes, including geometry, large signal models, and small signal models; Basic ability in logic design; Basic ability of circuit analysis and design

Catalog Description:

Review of technology and modeling of CMOS transistors; Analysis, and design of CMOS monolithic integrated circuits for analog and mixed-signal applications. Consideration of amplifier circuit design, and fabrication techniques with circuit simulation using Cadence. Simple and advanced CMOS operational amplifiers, comparators, sample and hold circuits, switch capacitor circuits and data converters; Design of analog and mixed signal circuit building blocks.

Required Text(s):

  1. Analog Integrated Circuit Design , 2nd Edition , Tony Chan Carusone, David A. Johns & Ken Martin , John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2011 , ISBN No. 9780470770108

Recommended Text(s):

  1. Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits , 5th Edition , P. Gray, P. Lewis, S. Hurst, R. Meyer , Wiley , 2009 , ISBN No. 978-0470245996
  2. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits , 2nd Edition , Behzad Razavi , McGraw Hill , 2016 , ISBN No. 978007252493-2

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to sketch the basic cross-sections of an integrated circuit transistor. [1,4]
  2. an ability to layout a simple transistor circuit. [2]
  3. an ability to, given a layout and silicon parameters, calculate parasitic resistance and capacitance for transistors. [1]
  4. an ability to, given transistor characteristics and operating point, determine the numerical values of the elements in the small signal equivalent circuit. [1]
  5. an ability to design a suitable integrated circuit current source. [1,2]
  6. an ability to, given the parameters of gain, input impedance and output impedance, design a suitable amplifier using either MOS or bipolar transistors and verify with SPICE. [1,2,5,6]
  7. an ability to design a simple operational amplifier, numerically estimate large signal and small signal characteristics, and verify the calculations with a SPICE simulation. [1,2,3,4,5]

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topics
1-3 Introduction to IC processing for bipolar and MOS circuit fabrication
4-5 Models for IC BJT and MOSFET devices: Operating point (DC non-linear) and linear high frequency small signal
6-7 Multiple FET and BJT composite amplifiers
8-9 Differential Amplifier; common mode and differential mode gain, Rin and Rout, design to meet specifications
10-11 NPN and PNP current sources in Difference Amplifiers; output resistance of I-sources, MOSFET and BJT self-biased current sources and voltage references
12 Output Stages
13-14 The Operational Amplifier
15 Special Topics

Engineering Design Content:

  • Synthesis
  • Analysis
  • Testing
  • Evaluation

Assessment Method:

Exams, Presentations, Assignments