EE221/EE172: Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits



Course Description

Credit Hours: 5 Units

Analog integrated circuit design with emphasis on fundamentals of designing linear circuits using CMOS. Covers MOS devices and device modeling, current mirrors, op-amp design, op-amp compensation, comparators, multipliers, voltage references, sample-and-holds, noise, and switched capacitor circuits. If time permits, integrated circuit layout issues and device/circuit fabrication.


EE171 Analog Circuits or Equivalent background

EE178 Semiconductor Devices helpful but not enitrely necessary.

Where:Lecture at BE room 156

When:Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:20-6:55 pm.

Course Instructor

Ken Pedrotti
253C Jack Baskin Engineering Building
Phone: (831) 459-1229
E-mail: pedrotti"at sign"

Office hours: Tues. 2-3 pm, Thurs 1-2 pm. After lecture is a good time to talk, I'll try to stay until all questions are answered and if necessary we can go to my office to talk, I am also available by appointment, and anytime you happen to catch me and I have the time.

Course Reader/Tutor

Matthew Menning

Section times Monday from 3-4pm in Thimann room 101 and Tuesday from 4-5pm at the white boards in "Jack's Lounge" in the Jack Baskin Engineering Building.


Textbooks and Other Course Materials:

Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits First Edition
by Behzad Razavi
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; (August 15, 2000)
(This comes in both a Hardbound and Paperback Edition, the international editions do not work)

Recommended Supplementary Texts:

Some of these texts might better suit your mode of learning and explanation. I have requested that they be put on reserve at the Science Library for your use. If you are really going to be doing circuit design you might just consider buying them all now, they are all excellent, both to learn from and as references.

Fundamentals of Microelectronics 2nd Edition
by Behzad Razavi, this is the text used in EE171 and might be useful for review.

Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits (4th Edition)
by Paul R. Gray, Paul J. Hurst, Stephen H. Lewis, Robert G. Meyer
ISBN: 0471321680 (also available in a paperback edition)

Analog Integrated Circuit Design
by David A. Johns and Ken Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (November 15, 1996)
ISBN: 0471144487

CMOS Analog Circuit Design
by Allen, Douglas R. Holberg, Phillip E. Allen
Hardcover: 250 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.65 x 9.58 x 7.58
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (January 15, 2002)
ISBN: 0195116445 | All Editions

Histories or "How did this all this happen?":

This is not at all necessary, but often the historical context of a subject is useful in understanding it...

To the Digital Age: Research Labs, Start-Up Companies, and the Rise of MOS Technology
(Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
by Ross Knox Bassett
Hardcover: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.39 x 8.20 x 6.34
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ. Pr; (May 2002)
ISBN: 0801868092

The Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
by T. R. Reid
Paperback: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 8.01 x 5.22
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Revised edition (October 9, 2001)
ISBN: 0375758283

Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age (Sloan Technology Series)
by Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson
Paperback: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 8.17 x 5.47
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; (December 1998)
ISBN: 0393318516

Homework Assignments

There will probably be around 6-7 homework assignments based on the readings and in-class material.

Grading Method

This is how we did it last time, I might make some changes this quarter.

Course Element: Percentage of Course Grade:
Homework 20%
SPICE Design Projects 20%
Midterm 25%
Final Exam 35%
Total 100%

Course Expectations

Learning occurs by the active involvement of the student. The student is expected to come to class prepared to think and learn. The lecture period will be used to establish fundamental concepts.

To get the most out of this class, you need to read the assigned reading before coming to class.

Working Together

You are encouraged to work in groups and discuss about the homework assignments. However, each has to independently write his/her own solution and fully understand them.

Academic Dishonesty

Any confirmed academic dishonesty including but not limited to copying homework or cheating on exams, will result in a no-pass or failing grade. You are encouraged to read the campus policies regarding academic integrity (Undergraduates) (Graduate Students) . Examples of cheating include (but are not limited to):

* Sharing results or other information during an examination.
* Working on an exam before or after the official time allowed.
* Submitting homework that is not your own work.
* Reading another student's homework solution before it is due.
* Allowing someone else to read your homework solution before the assignment is due.

If there is any question as to whether a given action might be construed as cheating, see me before you engage in any such action. All suspected violations will routinely be submitted to the University, they make the determination of occurrence, accuracy of the description of what happened and severity of infraction and imposition of sanctions if any, not the instructor.

Accommodation of disabilities

If you qualify for classroom accommodations because of a disability, please get an Accommodation Authorization from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and submit it to me in person outside of class (e.g. office hours) within the first two weeks of the quarter, Contact DRC at 459-2089 (voice), 459-4806 (TTY), or for more information on the requirements and/or process.