Course information

Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail W.A. Serdijn
Name E-mail
S. Hiseni
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Required for
ET4278 Analog-to-Digital Conversion, ET4312 Analog CMOS Integrated Filter Design, ET4369 Nyquist-Rate Data Converters, circuit-oriented M.Sc. thesis projects in Bioelectronics.
Expected prior knowledge
Circuit Theory, Basic Analog Circuits
Course Contents
An introductory course in analog circuit synthesis for microelectronic designers.

Topics include: Review of analog design basics (i.e., noise analysis, frequency response, feedback and stability, biasing); transistor modeling for circuit design; linear and non-linear analog building blocks: harmonic oscillators, (static and dynamic) translinear circuits, wideband amplifiers, filters; physical layout (e.g., device matching) for robust analog circuits; design of voltage sources and references ranging from simple voltage dividers to high-performance bandgap references, and current source implementations from a single resistor to high-quality references based on negative-feedback structures.

Quality aspects, such as accuracy, output/phase noise and impedance levels are treated within the context of power consumption and supply voltage requirements.

This course is recommended for students intending to take Analog CMOS Integrated Filter Design (ET4312), Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ET4278), Nanoelectronics (ET4253) or Nyquist-Rate Data Converters (ET4369).
Study Goals
To know, understand and be able to analyze and design (synthesize):
- resonator (LC) second-order oscillators
- static translinear circuits
- dynamic translinear circuits
- voltage references
- bandgap references
- current sources
Education Method
Interactive lectures, 3 homework assignments
Literature and Study Materials
Reader and course notes, all available via BlackBoard
Written examination. Students are allowed to bring 1 handwritten piece (A4) of paper and a pocket calculator to the exam.
The results of the homework assignments may add up to one bonus point to the exam, only for the exam in January.
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