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Undergraduate Course: Analogue Electronics (Project) 4 (ELEE10021)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this module is to give students more hands-on experience of analogue design. It is a half-way house between discrete component design and fully custom integrated circuit design. Working with real hardware, the only way to learn about real analogue problems, will not be easy, and the practical work is likely to be very testing. However, exposure to the real problems that will be presented by using the custom chip designed specifically for this course will take the students? understanding of analogue work to a new level.
Course description Lectures.

Lectures exist primarily to support the practical work. Therefore, the remaining time, in which new material is introduced, is not always accurately split between lecture slots.

L1 Introduction and Overview
L2 Description of the Cadence suite on-line example
L3 Description of hardware
L4 Electromigration and its effects
L5 First order MOS models, their limitations, and what can still be gained from using them. Interpretation of standard IC process rules for use in an analogue environment.
L6 Reminder of small-signal analysis as applied to MOS circuits. Important features of various standard analogue circuits that can be derived from small-signal and first-order models
L7-9 Standard components, discrete and integrated, and their limitations
L10 Revision
L11-20 Development of an on-chip band-gap reference, starting from a datasheet right through to fully simulated IC layout (including back-annotated parasitics and non-idealities).


The course is primarily practical: 20 labs of 3 hours assessed lab work each. Assignments are issued fortnightly
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Analogue Circuits 2 (ELEE08016) AND Analogue Circuits 3 (ELEE09026)
Co-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students also take Analogue Electronics (Circuits) 4 (ELEE10020)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Analogue VLSI A (ELEE11041)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudents must have a good working knowledge of the design and operation of simple MOS circuits at the transistor level. Practical lab experience with the construction, debug and measurement of small transistor circuits would be a definite advantage.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 60, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 95 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 60% laboratory assignment, 2 class tests worth 20% each
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge and understanding of the basic analogue building blocks.
  2. Ability to perform detailed experiments and characterisation work on analogue circuits
  3. Ability to design and simulate operational amplifiers with a moderate performance
Reading List
CMOS Analog Integrated Circuit Design, 2nd Edition, Allen and Holberg, (The Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering) 2002, ISBN: 9780195116441.

Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Behzad Razavi, (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering) 2000, ISBN: 9780072380323.
Additional Information
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Course organiserDr Martin Reekie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5563
Course secretaryMrs Sharon Potter
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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