ECE 45600 - Digital Integrated Circuit Analysis and Design

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Elective
  • CMPE Special Content Elective

Normally Offered:

Each Spring


On-campus only


ECE 20002 or (ECE 20200 and ECE 25500) and ECE 27000

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:

As applied t digital integrated circuits, the MDs transistor is studied in depth-from its fabrication to its electrical characteristics. Combinational, sequential, and dynamic logic circuits are considered. While the focus of the course is on CMOS technology, bipolar, nMOS, and BiCMOS circuits are introduced as well. SPICE is used as both an analysis and design tool. Semiconductor memory circuits are also discussed.

Required Text(s):

  1. Digital Integrated Circuits: A Design Perspective , 2nd Edition , Jan M. Rabaey, Anantha Chandrakasan, Borivoje Nikolic , Prentice Hall , 2009 , ISBN No. 0-13-090996-3

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. a basic knowledge of CMOS IC processing and layout. [4]
  2. an understanding of CMOS inverter operation, both static and dynamic. [4]
  3. an understanding of CMOS combinational logic circuit design and analysis. [1,2,4]
  4. an understanding of basic CMOS arithmetic circuits. [1,2,4]
  5. an understanding of CMOS digital array design. [1,2,4]
  6. an understanding of basic CMOS sequential logic analysis. [1,2,4]
  7. an understanding of memory technologies and designs. [1,2,4]
  8. an ability to design, and analyze and simulate a CMOS digital circuit. [1,2,4,6]

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topic(s)
1 Review of basic amplifiers, Device modeling and Technology
2-3 Integrated CMOS Amplifiers and Current Mirrors
4 Noise in Integrated Curcuits
5-6 Basic CMOS Operational Amplifiers
8-9 Advanced Current Sources and Advanced OpAmps
10 CMOS Comparators, project report and presentation parts I
11 CMOS Sample and Hold Circuits
12 Switched-Capacitor Curcuits
13 Data Converters
15 Project report and presentation Parts II

Engineering Design Content:

  • Synthesis
  • Analysis
  • Testing
  • Evaluation

Assessment Method:

Exams, Presentations, Projects and Assignments