School of Engineering and Technology, (SET)

AT81.05 : Analog Integrated Circuit Design  3(2-3)

This course focuses on theory, analysis and design of analog integrated circuits in both Bipolar and Metal-Oxide-Silicon(MOS) technologies. Basic design concepts, issues and tradeoffs involved in analog IC design are explored. Intuitive understanding and real-life applications are emphasized throughout the course.

Catalog Description:
The students on the completion of this course would be able to:
         Apply knowledge learned on Analog circuit design in practice
         Analyze and solve Analog circuit problems using appropriate tools


Course Outline:
I.                   Introduction
1.      Analog IC design: CAD tools and methodology
2.      Notations, symbols, and terminology
3.      Example of analog signal processing and analog ICs
II.                Review of IC Technology, Device Modeling and Layout
1.      Modeling of BJT and MOS devices
2.      BJT and MOS fabrication technology
3.      Basic IC layout and passive components

III.             Basic Analog Subcircuits
1.      MOS switchers and resistors
2.      Current sources/sinks and current mirrors
3.      Design of basic amplifiers
4.      Current and voltage references

IV.             Noise Analysis and Modeling
1.      Time and frequency-domain analysis
2.      Noise models for IC devices
3.      Noise analysis examples

V.                Basic Operational Amplifier (opamp) Design
1.      Non-ideal characteristics of opamps
2.      Design of two-stage opamps
3.      Stability and frequency compensation

VI.             Advanced Operational Amplifiers
1.      Buffered opamps
2.      Folded-cascoded, rail-to-rail input, and class-AB input opamps
3.      Fully-Differential opamps and Common-Mode Feedback Circuits

VII.          Comparators
1.      Characterization of a comparator
2.      Bipolar Comparators
3.      CMOS Comparators

VIII.       Integrated Filters
1.      Opamp-RC filters
2.      MOSFET-C filters
3.      Gm-C filters
4.      Switched-capacitor filters

IX.              Data Converters
1.      Characterization and definition of data converters
2.      Nyquist-Rate Digital-to-Analog Converters
3.      Nyquist-Rate Analog-to-Digital Converters
4.      Oversampled Converters
Laboratory Sessions:
         Orcad software tutorial
         Transistor Characteristics Study
         Current Mirror Design
         Single Stage Amplifier Design
         Differential Amplifier Design
         Cascode Amplifier Design
         Op Amp Design
1.     B. Razavi: Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuit, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill Education, 2016
1.     P. E. Allen, D. R. Holberg: CMOS Analog Circuit Design, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2002
2.     D. A. Johns, K. Martins: Analog Integrated Circuit Design, John Wiley, 1997
3.     P.R. Gray, P. J. Hurst, S. H. Lewis, and R.G. Meyers: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2009
4.     K. R. Laker, W. M. C. Sansen: Design of Analog Integrated Circuits and Systems, McGraw-Hill, 1994

1.     IEEE Electronic Letters, IEEE
2.     IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE
3.     IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, II, IEEE
Lectures: 30 hours
Laboratory sessions: 45 hours
Presentations: 3 hours
Self-study: 90 hours
Teaching Method:
The lectures provide the students with the basic understanding of the subject. To increase understanding on the subject and become active learners, the students are required to do laboratory assignments, literature review, and presentation. The laboratory assignments strengthen their understanding and give them a chance to work in group. The literature review is the individual assignment. The presentation is a part of the individual assignment for personal development and knowledge sharing.
Grading System:
The final grade will be computed according to the following components: mid-term exam (40%), final exam (40%), and assignments (20%). Closed-book examination is used for both mid-term and final exam.
An “A” would be awarded if a student can demonstrate clear understanding of the knowledge learned in class as well as from the laboratory assignments and literature reviews.

A “B” would be awarded if a student can understand the basic principles of the knowledge learned in class, from the laboratory assignments and from literature reviews.

A “C” would be given if a student can understand partially the basic principles of the knowledge learned in class, from the laboratory assignments and from literature reviews.

A “D” would be given if a student shows lack of understanding of the knowledge learned in class, from the laboratory assignments and from literature reviews.