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Postgraduate Course: Analogue IC Design (ELEE11044)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis module is a general introduction to analogue integrated circuit design. It will cover the following areas:
* use of IDS equations in circuit calculations;
* use of large signal models to calculate and design transistor biasing;
* use of small signal models to calculate gain-bandwidth, transfer functions;
* the operation & use of analogue circuit building blocks;
- current sources/sinks
- simple amplifiers
- differential stages
- output stages
- basic op-amp design
- gain and phase margin, stability, compensation
- more advanced op-amp concepts
- digital to analogue, and analogue to digital, converters
* use of SPICE to simulate MOS circuits;
* types of analysis available in SPICE, starting with level 1 MOSFET models and moving to BSIM3v3 models;
* use of SPICE to investigate the effects on performance caused by component variation, process variation, temperature changes, etc.
* parasitic components and their importance for circuit modelling;
* sources of noise and distortion in MOS analogue circuits;

Course description 20 lectures plus tutorials
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Analogue VLSI A (ELEE11041)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A degree-level qualification equivalent to a 2(i) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesBEng or MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering degree,
or similar
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 30, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 65 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% exam
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
Students will be familiar with the details of MOS transistors that are relevant to analogue IC design. They will be familiar with basic analogue circuits. They will be aware how fabrication techniques and processes affect transistor behaviour. They will be able to simulate small analogue circuits and be able to relate the results back to the process and the circuit topology.
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
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsanalogue integrated circuit design
Course organiserDr Wasiu Popoola
Tel: (0131 6)50 8232
Course secretaryMrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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