EE-424 / 4 crédits

Enseignant(s): Choo Kyojin, Enz Christian

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course provides the stepping stone to becoming an advanced A/MS IC designer. It emphasizes conceptual learning spanning from implementation to structure/architecture. It expands basic concepts (e.g., KCL, gmro, S-domain) and introduces modeling, noise, mismatch, time variance, etc.

Content

Keywords

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

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

"EE320 - IC Design I" or equivalent

Recommended courses

"EE490(b) - Lab in EDA based design" : recommended to take in the same semester. (This is where you will get to draw transistors like a pro.)

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

Moodle Link

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
  • Type: obligatoire
  • 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
  • Type: obligatoire
  • 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
  • Type: optionnel
  • 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
  • Type: optionnel
  • 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
  • Type: optionnel

Semaine de référence

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