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Undergraduate Course: Analogue Circuits 3 (ELEE09026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to build on the material presented in second year and to give the students an intuitive feel for the basic building blocks of analogue circuits. To teach how to analyse and design discrete and integrated bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and CMOS based analogue circuits.
Course description Course description
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Current sources and sinks
1.3 Small signal circuit models. Worked examples on small signal ac gain
2.1 MOS: Introduction And Basic Operation
2.2 MOS Small signal model
2.3 First Circuits: source follower
2.4 MOS Switch
2.5 Current sinks and current mirrors
2.6 Cascode current mirrors
2.7 Inverting amplifiers
2.8 Cascode amplifiers
2.9 Differential circuits, Worked examples
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Analogue Circuits 2 (ELEE08016)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs No
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesLinear Circuit Theory, Kirchoff's Laws
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 14, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 60 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 70% Examination
30% Coursework
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. MOS transistor model, linear and saturation regions, dc equations, MOS capacitances
  2. Small signal equivalent circuits and analysis
  3. CMOS current mirrors, simple and cascode inverters, source follower plus differential amplifier circuits
  4. Differential amplifier circuits with gain and bandwith of simple amplifiers
  5. Use of LTSPICE for circuit simulation
Reading List
P E Allen and D G Holmberg, 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 0-07-118815-0

Bogart et al Electronic Devices & Circuits 6th Edition, Pub Prentice Hall

DA Neamen, Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design. McGraw-Hill, 2001 ISBM 0-07-118176-8
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsAnalogue Circuits,CMOS,Bipolar,Transistor
Course organiserProf Ian Underwood
Tel: (0131 6)50 5631 / 7474
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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