· Language of instruction: English
· Level of course: Graduate course
· Semester/quarter: Q2
· Hours per week: 4
· Capacity limits: None
· Teaching location: Aarhus
· Main area: Faculty of Science and Technology / Engineering / Electronics
· Course code: TIAAIC
The participants will after the course have an enhanced understanding on the analysis and design of analog and RF integrated circuits with emphasis on CMOS technology. The participants should learn the advanced techniques to address design issues and challenges including offset, noise, gain, voltage, power, bandwidth etc. and have fundamental knowledge in data converters and RF building blocks. The participants are expected to be able to design analog integrated circuits in a more comprehensive manner with consideration of tradeoffs.
The participants must at the end of the course be able to:
· analyze and design advanced operational amplifiers
· understand the noise, offset, and distortion issues in analog and RF design
· explain and analyze switch-capacitor circuits
· understand the fundamentals of data converters (ADCs & DACs)
· understand the design considerations of several RF front-end architectures
· design with standard flow using EDA tools
This course gives a more in depth treatment of the analysis and design of integrated analog and RF circuits, systems and building blocks. Design considerations including noise, power, voltage, speed, linearity and their tradeoffs will be introduced. Advanced amplifiers including analog and RF amplifiers, switched-capacitor circuits, analog and RF switches, analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converters, and transceiver architectures will be discussed. Relevant application examples will be studied, and the design flow will be introduced. Lab exercises and course projects could be involved depending on the progress and feedback from the participants.
Introduction to IC Design
Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Qiang Li, e-mail: email@example.com
Lectures, projects, homework and/or exercises (4h/week)
· Behzad Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
· Thomas H. Lee, The Design of CMOS Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2003.
· Selected JSSC Papers.
December - January, re-examination after appointment with lecturer
Department of Engineering (ENG) / Aarhus School of Engineering (ASE)
· Written exam (2 hrs). Grading: 7-scale. External examiner.
· Design project with written report/paper (project deliverable counts for 25%).
· Course project and home work may take up to 50% of the final score, depending on the nature of the course.