ECE 581
Advanced Analog IC Design

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
B LEC 1230 - 1350 T R   3013 ECE Building  Pavan Kumar Hanumolu
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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.
Subject Area Integrated Circuits and Systems
Course Prerequisites Credit in ECE 310
Credit in ECE 483
Course Directors Pavan Kumar Hanumolu
Detailed Description and Outline


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.


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