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EEC210 – Mos Analog Circuit Design

3 units – Fall Quarter

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite: EEC 110B, EEC 140B

Grading: Letter; homework or quizzes (20%), design project (20%), midterm (20%) and final exams (40%).

Catalog Description:

Analysis and design of MOS amplifiers, bias circuits, voltage references and other analog circuits. Stability and compensation of feedback amplifiers. Introduction to noise analysis in MOS circuits.

Expanded Course Description:

  1. Review of MOS Transistors and Technology
  2. Basic MOS Amplifiers
    1. Common source, common gate, and common drain amplifiers
    2. Cascode amplifier
  3. MOS Differential Pairs
  4. MOS Current Mirrors and Active Loads
  5. Reference Circuits
    1. Supply insensitive
    2. Temperature insensitive (band-gap reference)
  6. MOS Two-Stage Op Amp
    1. Gain, input resistance, and output resistance
    2. Output swing
    3. Systematic and random offset
    4. Common-mode rejection ratio
    5. Common-mode input range
    6. Power-supply rejection ratio
  7. Frequency Response
    1. Single-stage amplifiers
    2. Multi-stage amplifiers using zero-value time constants
  8. Stability and Compensation
  9. Introduction to Noise
    1. Noise sources
    2. MOS noise model
    3. Circuit noise calculations
    4. Equivalent input noise
    5. Noise analysis of MOS 2-stage op amp


  1. Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, Gray, Hurst, Lewis, and Meyer, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.

Engineering Design Statement:

Much of this course is devoted to the modeling and analysis of electronic circuits. Because the analysis of any reasonable complex circuit is analytically intractable, the model selection, analysis techniques, and assumptions made are a major part of the design process. The students are shown how to recognize from an analysis those elements that are critical in determining the system’s performance so that they can be exploited in the design phase. The course includes a large open-ended design project. .

ABET Category Content:

Engineering Design: 2 credits
Engineering Science: 1 credit

Instructors: Lewis, Current, Hurst, Spencer


Last revised: February 1997