- in mathematical domain: time-domain, frequency domain, distortion,
- correlation. In physical domain: energy and power, harmonic distortion,
- signal-to-noise, dynamic range
- Resistors: Ohm’s law, resistivity, diffused and poly resistors,
- Thermal properties, noise, vd pauw, 3D effects
- Inductors: Coil, single wire, bond-wire, transformer.
- Capacitors: dual plate, fringe capacitors, energy in capacitors.
- Non-linear elements: distortion, small-signal versus large signal
- Energy bands, Fermi level,
- Basic pn junction, I=f(Vpn) function. Mention of zener, breakdown
- Bipolar transistor: elementary principle, hfe, Early voltage, parasitic pnp transistor
- MOS transistor: classical model, modern view.
- Threshold voltage, current factor, drain modulation, mismatch, 1/f nosie.
- Large-signal versus small-signal: transconductance.
- Combining passive elements: Kirchhof, elementary filter function,
- kT/C noise, resistors ladders.
- Single transistor amplifier, source follower, cascode
- Inverter as amplifier
- Differential pair, operating circuits in differential and single-ended mode.
- Two stage amplifiers
- Feed-back, stability, oscillation
- Miller opamp
- Bandgap circuit
- Overview of CAD tools
Closely related but not covered in this course:
Laplace, z-transform, Poles-zeros
RF design, transmission lines, power elements
Instruction in CAD tools, simulation, lay-out
|Target group||EE level without micro-electronics, young engineers, desiring to understand the bascis of analog design
||Education in physics or electrical engineering|
|Achieved level at the end of he course||Understanding of the main design parameters,
insight is device physics,
elementary understanding of analog electronics design
|Lecture hours||20 hours|
|Homework||approx 30 hours|
|Supporting material||Binder with slides
Chapter 2 from Analog-to-digital conversion book
|Cost level||On request|