Instructor: Professor Michael Flynn
This course is an introduction to CMOS analog and mixed signal design, but also introduces advanced topics.
The course begins with a review of MOS transistors basics, and small signal analysis. Single stage and differential amplifiers are described. CMOS opamps, stability, and frequency compensation are covered. Advanced topics such a switched capacitor circuits may also be covered, time permitting.
This course includes a major design project. Students work with a commercial 0.13µm CMOS process. A full suite of commercial design tools from Cadence is used for schematic entry, simulation and layout. (The tools and process technology are close to the state-of-the-art for analog design). Students will have the opportunity to send the best design projects to be fabricated through the MOSIS IC prototyping service (www.mosis.org)
Taken alone this course is a good foundation in analog / mixed-signal design. This course is a prerequisite for EECS 511 (analog to digital converters and interfaces) EECS 522 (analog and RF circuits). It also satisfies course requirements of the Circuits and Microsystems, VLSI and E&M majors.
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Labs to learn Cadence schematic entry, simulation, layout and DRC, LVS.
Assigned end week 1 October
Individual design project.
(1) design and layout of a comparator
(2) design and layout of a trans-impedance amplifier
Deliverables: schematic, layout and report
Group project assigned before mid-tern
Groups of 3 students
Formal presentation last day of class.
$1,000 prize for best group project, sponsored by industry (e.g. Analog De
Group project, teams of 3
Second half of term.
Razavi, Behzad. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits. New York: Mcgraw Hill Higher Education, 2003.
Chapter 1 Applications and research
Chapter 2 MOS Devices, small signal model, Bipolar transistors
Chapter 3 Single stage amplifiers: loads, common source, common drain, common gate, cascade folded cascade
Chapter 4 Frequency response: poles, zeros, Miller theorem, frequency analysis of single stage amplifiers
Chapter 5 Differential amplifiers: differential pair – large signal and small signal behavior, common mode and differential mode, loads, frequency response
Chapter 6 Current Mirrors and active loads, low voltage cascades, CMFB, CMRR
Chapter 7 Feedback: benefits of feedback, feedback configurations
Chapter 8 Stability and compensation
Chapter 9 More about opamps: advanced opamaps, other opamp specs
Other topics, e.g. Switched capacitor circuits
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