This course will introduce advanced concepts in analog circuit design specifically relevant to CMOS IC design. It will cover circuit noise and mismatch, their analysis, and their impact on CMOS opamp design. As prerequisites, the student is expected to have undergone a course on (a) basic circuit theory and analysis (b) signals and systems and (c) MOS analog circuits. At the end of this course, the student should be able to design and analyze several types of CMOS opamps at the transistor level.
Week 1 Introduction to Integrated Circuits; Review of some simple MOS amplifiers Week 2 Noise in circuits; Noise analysis of common circuits Week 3 Mismatch in circuits Week 4 Introduction to negative feedback; frequency response and Bode plots Week 5 Loop gain and stability; Dominant pole compensation Week 6 Block level conceptualization of single- and two-stage opamps Week 7 Differential and common-mode analysis; Differential amplifiers Week 8 Single-stage opamp Week 9 Telescopic opamp Week 10 Folded cascode opamp Week 11 Two-stage opamp Week 12 Fully differential opamps; common-mode feedback
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