EEC214 – Computer-Aided Circuit Analysis and Design
3 units – Winter Quarter
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: EEC 110A, EEC 110B or knowledge of FORTRAN or C.
Grading: Letter; research paper summary and presentation (30%), CAD programming project (30%), and final exam (40%).
Network equation formulations. Nonlinear DC, linear AC, time-domain (both linear and nonlinear), steady-state (nonlinear) and harmonic analysis. DC, AC, and time-domain sensitivities of linear and nonlinear circuits. Gradient-based design optimization. Behavioral simulations. Extensive CAD project.
Expanded Course Description:
- Formulation of Network Equations
- Solution of Linear DC and AC Circuit Equations
- “Companion Models” for Linear and Nonlinear Time-Domain Analyses – Equation Formulation
- Solution of Linear and Nonlinear DC and Time-Domain Circuit Equations
- Harmonic Analysis of Nonlinear Circuits
- Steady-State Analysis of Lightly-Damped Nonlinear Circuits
- Calculation of Linear and Nonlinear DC, AC, and Time-Domain Circuit Sensitivities
- AC, DC, and Transient Gradient Calculations
- Design Optimization – DC, AC, Transient
- Behavioral Models and Simulation
The methods learned will be applied to the following:
- Class Project: Each student is required to develop, implement, and fully document a CAD procedure.
- Journal Article Review: Each student is required to give an oral and written summary of a journal paper on the CAD of integrated circuits.
- Recent journal paper.
- J. Vlach and K. Singhal, Computer Methods for Circuit Analysis and Design, 1983.last (R
- K. W. Current, Introduction to Computer-Aided Circuit Analysis and Design Optimization, 1983.
- S. B. Haley and K. W. Current, “Response to Change in Linearized Circuits and Systems: Computational Algorithms and Applications,” Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 73, pp. 5-24, 1985.
ABET Category Content:
Engineering Design: 2 credits
Engineering Science: 1 credit
Instructor: Current, Haley
THIS COURSE DOES NOT DUPLICATE ANY EXISTING COURSE.
Last revised: June 1996