|Nov 28, 2004|
|EECS 511 New course in Analog-Digital Interfaces
|This new 4 credit course covers most of the well known analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog
conversion schemes. The theory of analog-digital conversion, as well as metrics and testing
of analog-digital interfaces are also discussed
Both Nyquist rate and oversampling converters are covered. Nyquist rate schemes include
flash, folding, multi-step and pipeline. The main focus is on CMOS circuits but some bipolar
schemes are also discussed. The emphasis is on designing circuits that can be built
on state-of-the-art commercial integrated circuit processes. Related topics in mixed signal
design are also covered.
The course begins with a short review of mixed-signal design. Common building blocks,
such as comparators and opamps are examined in detail. However, students are expected
to have a good knowledge of analog design fundamentals (i.e. feedback, small signal analysis,
stability etc.) and should also be familiar with spice or spectre, before taking this course.
EECS 413 (or an equivalent) is a prerequisite.
Design work is a significant part of this course. Students design and model complete converters.
Design is done with the aid of Matlab, Composer and Spectre.
Follow the link below for information on the projects from an earlier special
topics offering of this material.
The course includes homeworks, design assignments, a mid-term and a design project. [More Info]|