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Postgraduate Course: Analogue circuit design (ELEE11045)

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 course introduces students to the important analogue circuits of active filters, sine wave oscillators, relaxation oscillators, switched capacitor circuits and phase-locked loops. The aim is to present and instil the principles of circuit operation and the essential circuit analysis and design techniques to enable students to understand and design the simpler variants of the above circuits and to be capable of extending their understanding to more complex variants.
Course description Week1: Introduction to CMOS and Basic amplifier circuits
Week2: Details of amplifier characteristics
Week3: Basic filter circuit design
Week4:Butterworth filters
Week5: Chebyshev filters
Week6: Oscillator circuits
Week7: Switched capacitor filters
Week8: Details of amplifier design
Week9: PLL and reference circuits
Week10: Remaining topics and Revision

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Analogue Circuits 3 (ELEE09026)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 62 )
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 S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate and work with a full knowledge and understanding of the principles, terminology and conventions of analogue circuits, especially active filter circuits, oscillator circuits, switched capacitor circuits and Phase-Locked Loops (PLL).
  2. Use a wide range of prior knowledge (including algebraic manipulation, calculus, nodal analysis, Laplace Transforms, operational amplifier circuits, feedback, bode plots, pole/zero analysis) to analyse and design circuits in the categories given in 1 above, and to apply them to different filter sections, sine wave oscillators, relaxation oscillators, multiplier circuits, phase detector circuits, and sub-circuits that may be used in such circuits.
  3. Analyse, specify, conceptualise and synthesise systems and applications that require the use of the circuits in 1 and 2 above, including some that were previously unknown.
  4. Understand, and be able to analyse and mitigate, the effect of component tolerances on the performance of the circuits in 1 and 2, including the ability to select appropriate component values and types to achieve a specification.
Reading List
Recommended :-

Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Behzad Razavi, McGraw-Hill


"Active Filter Design", A. Waters, MacMillan, 1991, ISBN 0-333-48862-8. Sadly this is out of print and there is only a single copy in the Robertson library. It is short and very good on the filters material.

"Modern Communication Circuits", J Smith, McGraw-Hill, 0-07-058730-2

"Electronic Communication Techniques", P H Young, Merrill, 0-02-431201-0

"Phase-Lock Basics", W F Egan, Wiley, 0-471-24261-6. This is very good on PLLs only.

"CMOS: Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Jacob Baker, IEEE Press"
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsmicroelectronics semiconductor analogue
Course organiserDr Srinjoy Mitra
Tel: (0131 6)50 5620
Course secretaryMrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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