ECE 581 - Advanced Analog IC Design

Semesters Offered

Official Description

Advanced topics in modern analog IC design. Emphasis on CMOS building blocks and circuit techniques as a result of fabrication technology advancement. Noise in linear analog circuits; linear feedback theory and stability; harmonic distortion in weakly nonlinear circuits; switched-capacitor circuit technique and realization; Nyquist-rate and oversampled data converters. Extensive computer simulations required in both homework and final project. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 310 and ECE 483.

Prerequisites

Credit in ECE 310
Credit in ECE 483

Subject Area

Integrated Circuits and Systems

Course Directors

Notes

Grading: Homework, 15%; Midterm, 20%; Term Project, 30%; Project Presentation, 5%; Final Exam,30%

Topics

Noise in linear analog circuits
Linear feedback theory and stability
Harmonic distortion in weakly nonlinear circuits
Nyquist-rate data converters

  • Flash A/D
  • Integrating A/D
  • Algorithmic A/D
  • Successive-approximation A/D
  • Folding-and-interpolating A/D
  • Subranging A/D

Pipeline A/D

  • Interleaved A/D arrays

Oversampled data converters

  • First-order sigma-delta modulator
  • Digital decimation filter
  • Higher-order modulator
  • Multi-bit sigma-delta A/D
  • Continuous-time sigma-delta A/D

Bandpass sigma-delta A/D
Precision techniques

Detailed Description and Outline

Topics:

Noise in linear analog circuits
Linear feedback theory and stability
Harmonic distortion in weakly nonlinear circuits
Nyquist-rate data converters

  • Flash A/D
  • Integrating A/D
  • Algorithmic A/D
  • Successive-approximation A/D
  • Folding-and-interpolating A/D
  • Subranging A/D

Pipeline A/D

  • Interleaved A/D arrays

Oversampled data converters

  • First-order sigma-delta modulator
  • Digital decimation filter
  • Higher-order modulator
  • Multi-bit sigma-delta A/D
  • Continuous-time sigma-delta A/D

Bandpass sigma-delta A/D
Precision techniques

Grading: Homework, 15%; Midterm, 20%; Term Project, 30%; Project Presentation, 5%; Final Exam,30%

Lab Software

Matlab and Spectre RF simulators are required for the homework and project.

Texts

Y. Chiu, Analysis and Design of Pipeline Analog-to-digital Converters, Springer, 2007.

Gray, et al., Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th Ed., Wiley, 2001.

The text will be supplemented with notes, slides, and research papers from the instructor.

Last updated

9/22/2014