CMOS Analog IC Design


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Learning Objective:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:

  • a basic knowledge of bias circuit using CMOS current mirror
  • a basic knowledge of noise analysis
  • an understanding of single stage amplifiers - gain/bandwidth/noise/stability
  • an understanding of different Op-amp and OTA
  • an understanding of feedback circuit
  • and understanding of basic active filter


The course covers general topics in CMOS analog IC design; biasing, noise, single stage 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 a group or individual design project. Process Design Kit and EDA tools are provided for the design project.

Topics Covered:

Lectures Topics
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



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

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The students are asked to demonstrate their project design (schematic level) at the end of the semester. 


Two midterm exams: 

  1. Covers bias circuit design, noise analysis, and single stage amplifiers
  2. Covers differential Op-amp, OTA, frequency domain analysis, and active filter design



  1. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Behzad Razavi, McGraw-Hill, ISBN No. 0072380322


  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. 0795116445
  3. CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Wiley, ISBN No. 9780470229415 

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