EE221/EE172: Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits

Tentative Schedule

Homework is due at the beginning of the lecture period on the date that it is listed. Late homework will not be accepted or graded.

Be sure that you can attend the midterm and the final, early, late or make-up exams are not available. If you cannot make the scheduled exam times, or have, or will, need to make travel arrangements that will not allow you to be present at these times do not sign up for this class.

The first 4 lectures will be fairly fast paced as this material should be mostly review, although it will likely be presented in a form and from a viewpoint that may be unfamiliar. This is fundamental material for the course, make sure that you understand it and be sure to see me if you need any extra help or explanation, this can be challenging material, don't be shy and don't wait to start a serious study of this material.

The topics for the last lecture are not finalized. Let me know if you have particular interests or needs.

Date Lect.
Reading Assignment Homework
9/22 1 Introduction, MOS Device Review Chapter 1, 2 Razavi  
9/27 2 Single Stage Amplifiers, Review Chapter 3 Razavi  


3 Single Stage Amplifiers Review Chapter 3 Razavi

HW 1 EE221/172
Problems from the text

 Problems: 2.5, 2.7, 3.3, 3.19 a,b,f; 3.20 a,c,e

Plus Fill out the remainder of the "Rule of Thumb" Chart


Note the device data to use is in table 2.1 other conditions for you to assume for the problems, if not stated, are given in the very beginning of each problem section.

For your sketches in problems indicate region of operation and important transition points, these are things like, saturation to triode, cutoff to conduction, sign reversals etc. Careful the transistors in the sketching problems operate in wierd bias regions, that change, so you need to think carefully.

10/4 4 Differential Amplifiers Chapter 4 Razavi


10/6 5 Current Mirrors Chapter 5

First SPICE Project Due Here.

First SPICE Assignment

Source Follower "Rule of Thumb Chart" Due with SPICE Assignment.

Source Follower Solution

Setting Up PSPICE-Updated!
Design Library
PSPICE Model Library

10/11 6 Frequency Response

Chapter 6

10/13 7 Frequency Response Chapter 6 Bandwidth Estimation Techniques

HW 2

3.21 a,b,c,d,e,g

4.3, 4.16 a,b,c; 4.18 fig.38 a,b,c; fig 39 a,b

Homework 2 solutions

10/18 8 Noise Chapter 7


9 Noise Chapter 7  
10/25 10

Midterm-Material Covered will be through Chapter 7

Equation Sheet

10/27 11 Feedback Chapter 8

Second SPICE Assignment


5.7, 519, 6.3, 6.4, 6.7, 6.9, 6.12

Homework 3 Solutions

11/1 12 Feedback-Loading Chapter 8  
11/3 13

Op Amps/Comparators

Lecture Notes

Chapter 9


7.6 a,b,d,f 7.16, 8.10, 8.2

Do not neglect ro1 as indicated in the statement of problem 8.10

Homework 4 Solutions

11/8 14 Op Amps/Comparators Chapter 9

Third SPICE Assignment

11/10 15 Stability and Frequency Compensation Chapter 10


8.19, 9.2, 9.3, 9.6

Homework 5 Solutions

11/15 16 Stability and Frequency Compensation Chapter 10

11/17 17 Bandgap References Chapter 11 Sections 11.1-11.4 only


9.7, 10.3, 10.5, 10.9, 10.10

HW6 Solution

11/22 18 Switched Capacitor Circuits Chapter 12  
11/29 19 Switched Capacitor Circuits Chapter 12

Final Design Project Due

12/1 20 Digital-to-Analog and Analog-to-Digital Converters?  


11.2, 11.11, 11.12, 12.10, 12.15


HW7 Solution


12/6   Final Examination Tuesday 12/6 7:30pm-10:30 pm, in the regular lecture location. Exam will be inclusive covering material from throughout the course.