Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


MOS Analog Circuit Design

Course Overview

Fall 2010

This page last modified on December 2, 2010

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Course Time and Location:
1007 Giedt
4:40-6:00 pm

Professor Stephen Lewis
Office: 2035 Kemper Hall, Phone: 530-752-0458
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00-11:50am and Wednesdays 1:10-2pm
Please contact me in person (in office hours or after class) instead of by email.

Required Text:
Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Text Corrections: Corrections

Reference Texts:
  1. Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, Razavi, McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  2. Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Johns and Martin, John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
  3. CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, Baker, Li, and Boyce, IEEE Press, 1998
  4. Analog MOS Integrated Circuits for Signal Processing, Gregorian and Temes, John Wiley & Sons, 1986.
  5. Bipolar and MOS Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Grebene, John Wiley & Sons, 1984.

EEC110A, 110B, 140A

This course concentrates on analog circuits using CMOS technologies. After taking this course, a student should understand:
  1. Linear models for CMOS devices
  2. CMOS amplifier and reference circuits
  3. Compensation techniques for electronic linear amplifiers
  4. Simple noise-analysis techniques for CMOS amplifiers
  5. The use of the SPICE circuit-simulation program

There will be one design project, one midterm exam, and one final exam. The midterm exam will be held in class on Tuesday November 2. The final exam will be held on Thursday December 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. There will be about nine homework assignments, but they will not be collected or graded. The weighting used for the final course grade will be:

         Project        20%
         Midterm Exam   30%
         Final Exam     50%
Reading Assignments:
All reading assignments refer to sections in: Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

MOS Transistors and Technology Sec. 1.1-1.2, 1.5-1.9
Basic MOS Amplifiers Sec. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.2, 3.3.4, 3.3.5, 3.3.7, 3.3.9,, 3.4.3, 3.4.4
Differential Pairs Sec. 3.5.3, 3.5.4, 3.5.5,,
Current Sources and Active Loads Sec. 4.1, 4.2.1,,,,,, 4.3.1-4.3.5, A4.1.2, A4.2.2
Reference Circuits Sec. 4.4
MOS Two-Stage Op Amp Sec. 6.1-6.4
Frequency Response Sec. 7.1-7.3, 7.5 (skip material on bipolar transistors)
Stability and Compensation Sec. 9.1-9.4, 9.6 (skip material on bipolar transistors)
Introduction to Noise Sec. 11.1-11.8 (skip material on bipolar transistors)