Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

EEC210 and EEC189S

MOS Analog Circuit Design

Fall 2015 Course Overview

This page last modified on October 5, 2015

Homeworks and Solutions

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Course Time and Location: Tu, Th 10:30-11:50 am, 1204 Haring

Instructor: Professor Stephen Lewis
Office: 2035 Kemper Hall, Phone: 530-752-0458
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:10-3:00pm and Wednesdays 2:10-3pm
Please contact me in person (in office hours or after class) instead of by email or by phone.

Required Text: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2009.

Text Corrections: Corrections

Reference Texts:
  1. CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Baker, 3rd Edition, IEEE Press, 2010.
  2. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Razavi, McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  3. Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Johns and Martin, Wiley, 1997.

Prerequisites: EEC110A, 110B, 140A

Objectives: This course concentrates on analog circuits using CMOS technologies. After taking this course, a student should understand:
  1. Linear models for CMOS devices
  2. CMOS amplifier and reference circuits
  3. Compensation techniques for electronic linear amplifiers
  4. Simple noise-analysis techniques for CMOS amplifiers
  5. The use of the SPICE circuit-simulation program

The grades will be based on three quizzes, one midterm exam, one design project (for EEC210 but not for EEC189S), and one final exam. The quizzes will be closed book and closed notes and will be held on Thursdays: Oct. 8, Oct. 22, and Nov. 12. The midterm exam will be held in class on Thursday Nov. 5. The design project will be due on Thursday Nov. 19. The final exam will be held on Thursday Dec. 10 from 8:00 to 10:00 am. There will be about nine homework assignments, but they will not be collected or graded. The weighting used for the final course grade will be:

Course EEC210
Quizzes 15%

Project 20%

Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 40%

Reading Assignments:
All reading assignments refer to: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2009.

MOS Transistors and Technology Sec. 1.1-1.2, 1.5-1.9
Basic MOS Amplifiers Sec. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.2, 3.3.4, 3.3.5, 3.3.7, 3.3.9,, 3.4.3, 3.4.4
Differential Pairs Sec. 3.5.3, 3.5.4, 3.5.5,,
Current Sources and Active Loads Sec. 4.1, 4.2.1,,,,,, 4.3.1-4.3.5, A4.1.2, A4.2.2
Reference Circuits Sec. 4.4
MOS Two-Stage Op Amp Sec. 6.1-6.4
Frequency Response Sec. 7.1-7.3, 7.5 (skip material on bipolar transistors)
Stability and Compensation Sec. 9.1-9.4, 9.6 (skip material on bipolar transistors)
Introduction to Noise Sec. 11.1-11.8 (skip material on bipolar transistors)