ECE 4530

ECE 4530

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Overview of devices available to analog integrated-circuit designers in modern CMOS and BiCMOS processes: resistors, capacitors, MOS transistors, and bipolar transistors. Basic building blocks for linear analog integrated circuits: single-stage amplifiers, current mirrors, and differential pairs. Transistor-level design of linear analog integrated circuits, such as operational amplifiers and operational transconductance amplifiers. Layout techniques for analog integrated circuits. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on design-oriented analysis techniques.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 3150.

Comments Culminating design experience (CDE) course.

  • Develop an understanding of device and circuit theory sufficient to estimate the low and high frequency behavior of linear circuits, including noise.
  • Develop an intuition for analog circuit behavior in both linear and nonlinear operation.
  • Be able to calculate transfer functions and Bode plots and use them to estimate the stability of an electronic system.
  • Develop an ability to parse large circuits and systems into smaller, analyzable subunits, analyze them, and then apply the understanding gained from that process to analyze the system as a whole, including for noise and variation.
  • Implement a circuit or subsystem at the transistor level to solve an open-ended problem and effectively communicate the constraints and critical aspects of that system.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11841 ECE 4530   LEC 001

  • 11842 ECE 4530   DIS 201

  • 12264 ECE 4530   DIS 202

  • 13019 ECE 4530   DIS 203