EE-424 / 4 crédits

Enseignant(s): Enz Christian, Choo Kyojin

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course provides the foundation for entry-level analog/mixed-signal IC designers. This course will layer advanced circuit design concepts (such as noise and distortion) over a broad range of contemporary/practical circuits. It is an expansion of EE520 and links to more advanced circuit courses.

Content

Keywords

CMOS, Integrated Circuits, Analog Circuit, Mixed-Signal Circuit, Device Model, Noise, Amplifiers, Filters, Sensors, Oscillators

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

  • Transistor operation (as a switch or a current source)
  • Laplace-domain analysis of continuous-time domain circuits and their frequency reseponse
  • Feedback

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Choose appropriate design methodology for amplifier design
  • Assess / Evaluate the impact of noise/variation/distortion in continuous/discrete-time circuits
  • Critique on the pros/cons of various analog/mixed-signal circuit structures
  • Contextualise circuit design with the characteristics of the device and the focus of the application
  • Elaborate on energy-efficiency
  • Elaborate on robustness

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

Four hours per week:
altenating between weeks with two 2 hour lecture and with one 2 hour lecture and one 2 hour excercise

Expected student activities

In addition to following the lectures and the excercise, the students are expected to do some home work based on the excercises.

 

Assessment methods

Written exam

Resources

Bibliography

Device modeling:
[1] C. C. Enz and E. A. Vittoz, Charge-based MOS Transistor Modeling, Wiley, 2006.
[2] Y. Tsividis and C. Mc Andrew, Operation and Modeling of the MOS Transistor, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 2001.

CMOS IC design:
[3] T. C. Carusone, D. A. Johns, K. W. Martin, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, 2nd edition, Wiley, 2012.
[4] B. Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, 2nd ed., Mc Graw Hill, 2017.
[5] W. Sansen, Analog Design Essentials, Springer, 2013.
[6] A. Sedra, K. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 7th edition, Oxford University Press, 2015.
[7] P. R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H. Lewis and R. G. Meyer, Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 5th ed., Wiley, 2009.

Gm/ID design methodology:
[8] David Binkley, Tradeoffs and Optimization in Analog CMOS Design, Wiley, 2008.
[9] P. Jespers, B. Murmann, Systematic Design of Analog CMOS Circuits, Cambridge, 2017.
[10] P. Jespers, The Gm over ID Methodology, Springer, 2010.

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Fundamentals of analog & mixed signal VLSI design
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Fundamentals of analog & mixed signal VLSI design
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Fundamentals of analog & mixed signal VLSI design
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Fundamentals of analog & mixed signal VLSI design
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Fundamentals of analog & mixed signal VLSI design
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13  CE1104  
13-14    
14-15  CE1104  
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mercredi, 12h - 14h: Cours CE1104

Mercredi, 14h - 16h: Exercice, TP CE1104