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Undergraduate Course: Analogue Electronics (Project) 5 (ELEE11073)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will extend the student's knowledge of analogue integrated circuit design to a variety of common blocks found in mixed-signal systems.

1.To extend the student's proficiency and understanding of the design flow for analogue and mixed-signal circuits using industry-standard computer-aided design tools.

2.To advance design knowledge of common analogue circuits used within mixed-signal systems.

3.To carry out a design project of an integrated circuit block from specifications to layout and verification using state-of-the-art CAD tools.

This course will prepare the student for work within a design team involving interaction between analogue and digital design engineers.
Course description The lecture series covers all the concepts necessary to complete the design of a cyclic analogue to digital converter in a submicron CMOS technology. The practical work of the course involves the design from specifications to layout of a 200MHz GBW fully-differential amplifier in a foundry 0.35um CMOS process. The amplifier forms the core of a 10-bit cyclic ADC covered in the lecture material. Students employ Cadence mixed-signal design tools and gain a familiarity of the complete design flow from schematic capture, analogue simulation, worst-case and yield prediction, custom layout, verification and post-layout extraction. The course is assessed on the basis of a design report (85%) and an oral design review (15%) conducted at a workstation with the design database and report available.
The lecture course synopsys is as follows: cyclic ADC operation, ADC specifications, INL, DNL, SINAD, digital error correction, differential signals, fully-differential amplifiers, common-mode feedback, cascode biasing, power-down, settling, gain, phase, output swing requirements, transistor sizing methodology, switched-capacitor circuit operation, switches, charge injection, clock feedthrough, bottom plate sampling, latched-comparators, auto-zeroed comparators, voltage reference generation, timing generation, non-overlapping clock generators, ADC system operation and simulation techniques.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Analogue Electronics (Project) 4 (ELEE10021)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, 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 105 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on the following components of work:
1. Lab attendance
2. Record of design work
3. Design files (CAD data-base)
4. Design Report
5. Oral examination
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Students should:

1. Be familiar of a variety of building blocks and architectures found in mixed-signal integrated circuits such as ADC and DACs.

2. Be able to follow a computer-aided design flow for mixed-signal integrated circuits using industry-standard design tools

3. Be able to design, layout and verify analogue sub-blocks from the specification of a simple mixed-signal system.
Reading List
P.E. Allen and D. R. Holberg, CMOS Analog
Circuit Design 2nd Edition, Oxford 2002,
ISBN 0-19-511 644-5
B. Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS
Integrated Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 2001, ISBN
A. Hastings, The Art of Analog Layout 2nd
Edition, Prentice-Hall 2006, ISBN 0-13-
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 10 lectures and 20 x 3hour laboratory sessions
KeywordsAnalogue and mixed-signal CMOS VLSI circuit design
Course organiserDr Robert Henderson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5645
Course secretaryMiss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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