ECE 59500 - CMOS Analog IC Design


Fall 2009 CRN 17853

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Elective
  • CMPE Selective - Special Content

Normally Offered:

Each Fall


On-campus and online


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.

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 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 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]

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
  • Synthesis
  • Analysis

Engineering Design Consideration(s):

  • Economic
  • Manufacturability

Assessment Method:

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