Graduate Student Instructor
Lecture notes and homework assignments will be based on the
following required text.
- "Microelectronic Circuit Design (3rd Edition)," by Richard Jaeger
and Travis Blalock
ISBN: 0073309486 (hardcover)
- "Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits (4th Edition),"
by P Gray, P. Hurst, S. Lewis, and R. Meyer
Grades are assigned at the end of the semester based on
Each lab will have a pre-lab, in-lab, and post-lab component. Students
should complete the pre-lab exercises prior to beginning the in-lab
exercises. Once in-lab exercises are complete, students will
demonstrate their working circuit to a GSI, at which time students will be
asked to show completed pre-lab exercises. Post-lab exercises may be
completed outside of lab hours. On the date the lab report is due,
students should turn in completed pre-lab exercises, their check-off sheet,
and completed post-lab exercises.
Students must complete all labs to receive full credit.
Any student who does not complete all labs before the
end of the semester will have their final grade dropped by one complete
Students are encouraged to work together on problem sets, Cadence
assignments, and lab assignments. However, each student is required to
generate and hand in their own work. In the case of Cadence
assignments, each student should create their own schematic and simulations.
However, students may discuss any part of their designs with others and are
encouraged to do so.
The same policy will apply to all assignments, lab reports, etc.. Late
assignments are penalized 20% per day for each day late. Assignments
due in lecture that are handed in after lecture on the day they are
due are considered one day late.
Each student enrolled in the class for credit will receive a
lab kit. This kit contains components
required for the lab assignments, and will be yours to keep after the class
is over. If you lose your kit, you may get a new one for a $50 fee.
The Honor Code outlines certain standards of ethical conduct for persons
associated with the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
The policies of the Honor Code apply to graduate and undergraduate students,
faculty members, and administrators. The Honor Code is based on these
- Engineers must possess personal integrity both as students and as
professionals. They must be honorable people to ensure safety, health,
fairness, and the proper use of available resources in their
- Students in the College of Engineering community are honorable and
- The students, faculty members, and administrators of the College of
Engineering trust each other to uphold the principles of the Honor Code.
They are jointly responsible for precautions against violations of its
- It is dishonorable for students to receive credit for work that is
not the result of their own efforts.
After each examination, students must write the Honor Pledge in their
test books and sign their names under it. The Honor Pledge is as follows:
"I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on
this examination, nor have I concealed any violations of the Honor Code."
Instructors are not required to grade tests in which the signed
Honor Pledge does not appear. The Honor Code remains enforced whether or not
the student signs the Pledge.