Undergraduate Course: Analogue Electronics (Project) 4 (ELEE10021)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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.
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
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
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students 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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||70% laboratory assignment, 2 class tests worth 15% each
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Analogue Electronics (Project) 4||1:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Analogue Electronics (Project) 4||1:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Knowledge and understanding of the basic analogue building blocks.
- Ability to perform detailed experiments and characterisation work on analogue circuits
- Ability to design and simulate operational amplifiers with a moderate performance
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Martin Reekie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5563
|Course secretary||Miss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079