EEC213 (Data-Conversion Techniques and Circuits)

Fall 2015 Course Overview

This page last modified on October 12, 2015

Homeworks and Homework Solutions

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Course Time and Location: Tu, Th 4:40-6:00 pm, 1128 Hart

Instructor: Professor Stephen Lewis
Office: 2035 Kemper, Phone: 530-752-0458
Office Hours: Mondays 11:00-11:50am and Thursdays 2:10-3:00pm
Please contact me in person (in office hours or after class) instead of by email or by phone.

Required Text: None

Reference Texts:
  1. Data Converters, Maloberti, Springer, 2008.
  2. Principles of Data Conversion System Design, Razavi, 1995.
  3. Delta-Sigma Data Converters Theory, Design and Simulation, Edited by Norsworthy, Schreier, and Temes, 1997.
  4. Integrated Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Converters, van de Plassche, 1994.
  5. Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 5th ed., Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, 2009.
  6. Analog MOS Integrated Circuits-II, Edited by Gray, Wooley, and Brodersen, 1989.
  7. Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing, Gregorian and Temes, 1986.
  8. Bipolar and MOS Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Grebene, 1984.

Prerequisites: EEC210

Objectives: After taking this course, a student should understand:
  1. A/D and D/A building blocks (passive components and comparators),
  2. sample-and-hold circuits,
  3. digital-to-analog-converter characteristics, error sources, architectures, correction techniques, and limitations, and
  4. analog-to-digital-converter characteristics, error sources, architectures, correction techniques, and limitations.

Grading: The grades will be based on five quizzes, one design project, and a final exam. The quizzes will be closed book and closed notes and will be held on Tuesdays: Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, and Dec. 1. The project will be due on Tuesday Nov. 24. The final exam will be held on Thursday Dec. 10 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. There will be about five homework assignments, but they will not be collected or graded. The weighting used for the final course grade will be:

         Quizzes        25%
         Project        25%
         Final Exam     50%
Reading Assignments: The reading assignments refer to the books listed above and use the following abbreviations:
  1. Maloberti = The Maloberti Book (required for EEC213)
  2. Razavi = The Razavi Book
  3. van de Plassche = The van de Plassche Book
  4. GHL&M = The Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer Text (required for EEC210)
  5. GWB = The Gray, Wooley, and Brodersen Book
  6. G&T = The Gregorian and Temes Text
  7. Grebene = The Grebene Book

Passive Components GHL&M pp. 146-151, Grebene pp. 135-147, 154-159
G&T pp. 86-93, 117, 474-483
GWB pp. 119-127 (McCreary), 128-135 (Shyu)
GWB pp. 167-186 (Allstot)
Sample-and-Hold Circuits Maloberti Ch. 5, Razavi Ch 2 and 3, van de Plassche Ch. 8
GWB pp. 90-95 (Yen), 146-152 (Wilson)
GWB pp. 153-157 (Shieh)
Comparators Maloberti pp. 146-147 and 150-155, Razavi Sec. 7.2 and 8.1
van de Plassche Ch. 5, GWB pp. 99-106 (Allstot), 107-109 (Soo)
G&T pp. 425-437
Digital-to-Analog Converters Maloberti, Ch. 3, Razavi Ch. 4 and 5, van de Plassche Ch. 6
GWB pp. 370-375 (Miki), Grebene Ch. 14
Analog-to-Digital Converters Maloberti, Ch. 4 and Ch. 6-9, Razavi Ch. 6 and Sec. 8.3 and 8.4
van de Plassche Ch. 7, 10, and 11
GWB pp. 283-350 (10 papers), Grebene Ch. 15