Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Advanced analog and RF IC-design I

EE-520

Lecturer(s) :

Enz Christian

Language:

English

Summary

This course covers the design of advanced analog integrated circuits, focusing on the design of switched-capacitor and continuous-time integrated filters. The objective is to be able to design integrated filters starting from the system specifications and choosing the appropriate technique.

Content

1) Background : Review of fundamental passive and active integrated components and their models.

2) Noise Analysis and Modeling : noise characterization; thermal noise; flicker noise; other types of noise; noise models of circuit elements; noise analysis in circuits; examples: single-stage OTA.

3) Fundamentals of Filter Design : types of filters; frequency and impedance normalization; filter specifications; approximation; passive synthesis; second-order sections - the biquads; high-order filter design; non-ideal effects.

4) Integrated Active Filters Implementations : continuous-time filters: RC-active, Gm-C filters, MOSFET-C filters; switched-capacitor filters: basic building blocks, basic operation and analysis, first-order filter, biquad filters; high-order filters: component simulation of LC ladders, operational simulation of LC ladders; non-ideal effects.

Keywords

Analog circuits, integrated circuits, CMOS, filters

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

EE-331 Circuits et systèmes électroniques I,II

Recommended courses

EE-320 Circuits intégrés I

Important concepts to start the course

Linear circuits analysis, Fourier and Laplace transforms, small-signal schematic, analysis of basic circuits.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercices

Expected student activities

Solve several exercises.

Assessment methods

Written

Resources

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Semester projects and master thesis projects in micro- et nanoelectronics

In the programs

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Advanced analog and RF IC-design I
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Advanced analog and RF IC-design I
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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Lecture
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Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German