Analog IC Design: Course Plan

Day

Lecture (3 h/day)

Lab (3 h/day)

1

Lecture 01: Introduction

Lecture 02: Circuits and systems review

Lecture 03: Semiconductors review

Lab 01 (Part 1): Basic simulations of RC circuit

Transient simulation, AC simulation, pole-zero simulation, parametric sweeps, calculator and expressions

2

Lecture 04: MOSFET large signal model

Lecture 05: MOSFET small signal model

Lab 01 (Part 2): MOSFET long channel and short channel characteristics

DC sweeps, ID-VGS, gm-VGS, ID-VDS, gm and gds in triode and saturation

3

Lecture 06: Single-stage CMOS amplifiers

Lecture 07: Cascode amplifiers

Lab 02: Common-source amplifier

Creating design charts, OP simulation, gain non-linearity, maximum attainable gain, gain linearization

4

Lecture 08: Frequency response (1)

Lecture 09: Frequency response (2)

Lab 03: Cascode amplifier

Cascode with active load, cascode with resistive load, effect of cascode on gain, BW, and GBW

5

Lecture 10: Current mirrors

Lab 04: Frequency response of CD buffer

Complex poles, frequency-domain peaking, time-domain ringing, inductive rise

6

Lecture 11: Differential amplifier

Lab 05: Current mirrors

Simple current mirror, cascode current mirror, wide-swing (low-compliance) current mirror

7

Lecture 12: Five-transistor OTA

Lecture 13: Gm/ID design methodology

Lab 06: Differential amplifier

Differential gain, common-mode gain, CMRR, common-mode input range, large signal operation

8

Lecture 14: OTA design example

Lab 07: OTA design

Gm/ID design charts, design procedure of five-transistor OTA, open-loop simulation, closed-loop simulation

9

Lecture 15: Negative feedback

Lab 07: OTA design

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10

Lecture 16: OTA stability and compensation

Lab 08: Negative feedback

Behavioral modeling, hierarchy editor, effect of feedback on gain/BW/GBW, open-loop gain, closed-loop gain, loop-gain, gain desensitization

11

Lecture 17: Noise (1)

Lecture 18: Noise (2)

Lab 09 (Mini Project 01): Two-stage Miller OTA

Design procedure of two-stage Miller OTA, frequency compensation, RHP zero, verification

12

Lecture 19: OTA topologies

Lab 09 (Mini Project 01): Two-stage Miller OTA

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13

Lecture 20: Common-mode feedback (CMFB)

Lab 10: Noise simulation

AC noise simulation, transient noise simulation, noise in five-transistor OTA

14

Lecture 21: Slew rate and PSRR

Lecture 22: Variability and mismatch

Lab 11 (Mini Project 02): Fully differential folded cascode OTA

Design of folded cascode OTA with capacitive feedback, behavioral and actual CMFB network

15

Lecture 23: Biasing and references

Lab 11 (Mini Project 02): Fully differential folded cascode OTA

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